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Two Storey Subterranean Cold War Super Basement For Sale

A fantastic underground survivalist retreat is up for sale, should you think it prudent to see out the end of 2017 in a nuclear bomb-proof facility in Scotland. Read More >>

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Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail to place an international moratorium on autonomous killing machines. Read More >>

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Rare Photos From Atmospheric Nuclear Tests of the 1960s

The last American nuclear weapons test conducted in the atmosphere was on 4 November 1962. And the website Topic got its hands on some newly declassified photos from that period, which look like exquisitely macabre art. Read More >>

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Unexploded WWII Bomb Actually a Courgette

An old German man started having war flashbacks last week, when he found what appeared to be an unexploded WWII bomb in his vegetable patch. He called in the police and everything, who attended his house in Betten, in the Baden-Württemberg region to investigate. Read More >>

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Nuclear Subs Kept Running by Spare Part Cannabilism

The UK's nuclear-powered sub fleet is so hard up for money to spend on repairs it's relying on borrowing parts from across the fleet to stay operational, with the National Audit Office saying it found that 795 "equipment cannibalisation" incidents had taken place last year. Read More >>

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Has A ‘Patriotic’ Plan to Disrupt The Military-Industrial Complex With VR

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey’s new tech startup isn’t just trying to ramp up US border security—it seems the company also wants to game-ify war and modernise battlefields with virtual and augmented reality. Read More >>

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Russian Soldiers’ Selfie Days May Be Numbered After Accidental Leaks

Russia’s Ministry of Defense has drafted a law to ban soldiers from posting something as seemingly trivial as a selfie. The law would restrict contractors from posting photos, videos, and geolocation information online as well as anything related to the activities of their military department and other service members. The ban will reportedly be implemented in January 2018, according to Russian news agency Interfax. Read More >>

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Video Shows US Drone Shot Down by Houthi Rebels in Yemen

On Sunday, a United States-built MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down in western Yemen, the Pentagon confirmed today. Read More >>

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Grandad From Only Fools and Horses Regretted Not Shooting Hitler in the 1930s

Actor Lennard Pearce, famously known as "Grandad" in the BBC's Only Fools and Horses, could've changed the course of history, had he known what the hyperactive Nazi boss he shook the hand of would go on to do. Read More >>

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2017 Football/Poppy Scandal Averted

There won't be any shocking headlines about the footballing authorities demanding Our Boys stop wearing poppies on their football shirts this year, as the governing trough-eaters at FIFA have lifted the long-running ban on displaying anything other than money-paying sponsors on team shirts. Read More >>

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North Korea Says That Trump’s UN Speech Was a Declaration of War

North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho just had a rare press conference outside the United Nations in New York. And it’s not great. The diplomat declared that the US has declared war on North Korea. And he stressed that he hopes the world remembers that it was the US who declared war first in the future. Read More >>

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Lockheed Martin Destroys Drones in Latest Laser Weapons Demo

Lasers are the future of war. And if this new video by defence company Lockheed Martin is any indication, that future is pretty damn close. Read More >>

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Sunken German Submarine From WWI Likely Contains Remains of 23 Sailors

Marine archaeologists have discovered a German submarine off the coast of Belgium in the North Sea. The U-boat dates back to the First World War, and its near-pristine condition suggests the remains of all 23 sailors are still inside. Read More >>

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Russian Military Accidentally Fires at Civilians During War Games

At least two civilians have been injured in a bombing incident during Russia’s war games on Monday. Videos of the incident have been posted to YouTube and appear to show two helicopters firing at a civilian viewing area. Russian media report that the incident is being investigated by the military. Read More >>

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Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war. But now reports have surfaced that Petrov died this past May. He was 77 years old. Read More >>