movies
Mowgli’s Andy Serkis Explains Why the Time Is Right for a New Take on The Jungle Book

This week we got our very first look at Mowgli, Warner Bros.’ moody interpretation of The Jungle Book that’s been years in the making under the watchful eye of Andy Serkis. We spoke with Serkis to learn more about his approach to Rudyard Kipling’s iconic novel, and how his decades of experience in motion capture helped him bring the jungle and its inhabitants to life. Read More >>

drones
A Drone Company Allegedly Brought a Bomb on a Commercial Flight and Fired an Employee for Reporting It

Today in absolutely bonkers allegations, a recently filed lawsuit claims American drone maker AeroVironment transported explosives on a commercial flight and then attempted to cover it up by firing an employee for reporting the incident to the US government. Read More >>

war
The US Navy’s Horrifyingly Powerful Electromagnetic Railgun Might Be Coming to an End: Report

For years, we’ve been sharing videos and images showing the destructive power of the United State Navy’s electromagnetic railgun. But we might soon be seeing the last of those horrifying GIFs. Read More >>

cybersecurity
NATO Considering ‘Petya’ Malware a Potential Act of War

On Saturday, Kevin Scheid, a US Department of Defense veteran, was placed in charge of NATO’s cyber operations. The appointment wouldn’t be big news if it weren’t for the fact that he’s joining the organisation at a hair-raising point in history. The vicious malware triggered NATO to announce on Friday that the attack is believed to be the work of a state actor and is a potential act of war. Read More >>

science
New Research Shows Electric Brain Stimulation Can Help Memory

Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn’t a brand new concept, but a new study shows that the experimental therapy could be more effective than previous studies indicated. A team of neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania are the first to successfully demonstrate that electrical stimulation to the brain can have restorative effects. Read More >>

robots
These Autonomous Patrol Cars Keep Watch Over Nuclear Stockpiles

Monitoring America's nuclear stockpiles is vital but mind-numbingly dull work. So rather than rely on easily distracted human guards, the storage facilities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) are now being watched by the unblinking eyes of a mobile robotic patrol fleet. Read More >>