science
Shockwaves From WWII Bombing Raids Reached the Edge of Space, Scientists Report

As if the devastating effects of bombs dropped on European cities during the Second World War weren’t terrible enough, a surprising new study shows that the shockwaves produced by these bombing raids reached the edge of space, temporarily weakening the Earth’s ionosphere. Read More >>

science
Bomb Squad Called After NASA Weather Device Labeled ‘NOT A BOMB’ Drops From Sky

A summer student has been removed from an experiment after NASA decided that a completely accurate note mentioning President Donald Trump attached to an experiment that fell in a field in the US state of New Jersey was a “misguided attempt to be lighthearted,” a NASA spokesperson told WNBC-TV. Read More >>

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How Many Nukes Would it Take to Send The Earth Spiralling Off Into The Sun?

The modern age has brought one of the most nightmarish inventions in all of human history—the atomic bomb. These weapons harness the power of physics, releasing an immense amount of energy from a relatively small amount of mass to generate unfathomable fire, disease, and death. They have the power to end the world as we know it. Read More >>

art
Enthusiasts Want to Build a Full Size Lancaster Bomber to Deliver a Poppy Payload

A group of people with an interest in military hardware and remembering things would like to build a statue for other people to notice from their cars, with the Bomber Gateway Trust seeking permission from the council to build what they hope might be a new national symbol similar to the slightly more artistic Angel of The North. Read More >>

security
Forget the Viral Potential and Don’t Photograph Terror Aftermaths, Say Police

The person who took the video of the steaming, half-detonated bomb in the discount supermarket shopping bag was being a bit silly, say police, who have reiterated advice to put your phone away and run if you're unfortunate enough to be caught in the vicinity of any terror attacks. Read More >>

history
German Bomb Technicians Successfully Defuse World War II-Era Allied ‘Blockbuster’ in Frankfurt

Large sections of central Frankfurt, Germany were evacuated on Sunday in preparation for authorities to defuse a World War II-era, 1.4-ton HC 4000 air mine, with CNN reporting at least 60,000 people were asked to leave the area while the bomb defusal operation proceeds. Read More >>

environment
Unexploded WWII Bomb Adds to Fukushima’s Woes

It must be pretty hard dealing with the aftermath of a tsunami-struck nuclear power station disaster, and for the poor team in charge of cleaning up at Fukushima it's just got even harder thanks to the discovery of an unexploded WWII bomb. History really has it in for the unfortunate prefecture. Read More >>

war
Bouncing Bomb Dredged up After 70 Years

One of the original bouncing bombs created by the team of Sir Barnes Wallis has been recovered, 70 years after it sank to the bottom of a Scottish loch during testing. Read More >>

robots
The Queen Seemingly Approves of Automated Bomb Disposal Robot

The Queen and her hand-shaking robot friend the Duke of Edinburgh met with another service robot yesterday, one designed to assist police in defusing and detonating suspicious packages. Read More >>

bombs
Bristol Student Accidentally Made High Explosive in Chemistry Experiment

A student at Bristol University has generated quite the amazing anecdote to tell people he or she meets for the rest of his life, after forcing the uni to evacuate its buildings when it turned out that the dangerous explosive triacetone triperoxide, or TATP as it's known in DIY terror circles, had been manufactured during a routine chemistry experiment. Read More >>

war
Vicar Arrested for Trying to Disarm Warplanes

Reverend Dan Woodhouse has been caught doing something naughty, and it doesn't involve collection boxes or choir boys -- he's been aiming big. He tried to break into an arms manufacturer and disarm a few warplanes to make the world marginally safer. Read More >>

interesting
How Close Do You Live to a Nuclear Bomb?

Hooray. If you live south of the Equator or in any of the countries that light up green in the map above, you’re good. Keep on living there because you don’t squat next to any nuclear weapons. But if you’re in the countries painted red — like the United States, Germany, Russia, China, India, etc. — you might live closer to a nuclear bomb than you think. Read More >>

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Could We Survive a Nuclear Winter?

Here’s the short answer: we probably could not survive a nuclear winter. But the long answer depends on which countries are going to war, how many nukes are being dropped, and where those bombs are being detonated. Read More >>

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The True Scale of Nuclear Bombs Is Terrifying

Nuclear weapons are already scary enough, but when you dig deeper and find out how powerful the weapons truly are, they get even more terrifying. Read More >>

bombs
What is a Controlled Explosion?

Today’s uplifting bit of news comes courtesy of Scotland Yard, which has issued the mother of state-the-obvious guidance for anyone who might happen to find themselves stuck in the middle of a terrorist attack in London. “Run as far away as possible,” said Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley to the Evening Standard, not actually being sarcastic at all. Read More >>