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Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

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
Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

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

Nobody can stop Trump from launching nukes — and it’s freaking senators out

Donald Trump could launch a nuclear weapon, and no one — not Congress, not the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, not the secretary of defense — could stop him. That unchecked presidential
Super Slo-Mo Footage of Swords Slicing Water Bottles Will Satisfy Your Ninja Fantasies

Super Slo-Mo Footage of Swords Slicing Water Bottles Will Satisfy Your Ninja Fantasies

When people fantasize about being ninjas, they’re not day-dreaming about sneaking up on their enemies; it’s all about the sword play. The Slow Mo Guys are no exception, and realized that playing

StratoEnergetics introduces new Slaughterbot autonomous weapon

Looking like an iPhone rollout or creepy TED Talk, this sci-fi PSA from the group Stop Autonomous Weapons looks at a possible near future of autonomous drones trained to kill a specific human target.
Super Slow Motion Katana Sword Strike

Super Slow Motion Katana Sword Strike

The Slow Mo Guys cut through plastic bottles with a Katana. Filmed at 1000 fps and 2000 fps with a Phantom Flex 4K
Russia Vetoes U.N. Effort to Finger Those Responsible for Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks

Russia Vetoes U.N. Effort to Finger Those Responsible for Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks

Nikki Haley warns U.S. is prepared to use military to enforce prohibition on Syrian chemical weapons use.
YouTube's Craziest Inventor Built a Giant Sword-Launching Slingshot

YouTube's Craziest Inventor Built a Giant Sword-Launching Slingshot

Amateur life-risker Joerg Sprave has successfully built custom slingshots capable of firing everything from bowling balls, to Christmas trees, to lethal Lego bricks. His latest creation, a slingshot

This Mind-Bending Archer Fires Arrows That Change Direction in Mid-Air

Archer Lars Andersen doesn’t post a lot of videos to his YouTube channel. But when he does, it’s to show off a mind-melting new trick he’s mastered, like getting arrows to change direction mid-flight
What Is an EMP Bomb?

What Is an EMP Bomb?

During a hearing on October 12th, experts warned the U.S. House of Representatives that an EMP bomb, likely from North Korea, could kill as many as 90% of all Americans within a year. But what is an
Fighting robots, as fast as the eye can see

Fighting robots, as fast as the eye can see

If the last you saw of fighting wheeled robots was Robot Wars, well, things have moved on in the last few years! Check out these single-minded sumobots, as fast as the eye can see and ruthlessly
China Should Send 30,000 Troops Into North Korea

China Should Send 30,000 Troops Into North Korea

The only way to stand down from a nuclear confrontation is to reassure Kim Jong Un that the United States won’t — and can’t — invade.

North Korea launches another long-range missile toward Japan

In a late-night test, North Korea has launched what appears to be an intercontinental ballistic missile with potential to reach as far as Washington, DC
The US’s latest gun bill will be devastating for victims of domestic violence

The US’s latest gun bill will be devastating for victims of domestic violence

On Wednesday, the US House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. If enacted into law, it would allow…

North Korea's Latest Missile Test Was Even Scarier Than It Seemed

Further analysis of North Korea's latest ICBM launch shows that the country can likely land a nuclear weapon anywhere in the continental United States.
How Do Missile Defense Systems Work?

How Do Missile Defense Systems Work?

You’re probably aware the U.S. has a missile defense system, and the thought alone makes you feel (relatively) safe and cozy here in the states. But do you know how these systems work? Or how

Trump finally says something about Saudi Arabia’s blockade on Yemen

Hours after defying worldwide warnings against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Donald Trump turned his attention to a country he’s had little to say about thus far: Yemen. In an unexpected
U.N. Panel Finds Evidence of Iranian Hardware in Yemeni Rebels’ Missile. And American.

U.N. Panel Finds Evidence of Iranian Hardware in Yemeni Rebels’ Missile. And American.

Investigation into weapon’s origins yields clues, but no smoking gun.
Why is Lloyd’s of London Insuring American Guns?

Why is Lloyd’s of London Insuring American Guns?

The iconic British insurance market is good at pooling risk. But critics fear the policies it underwrites could fuel gun violence.
Archaeologists discover a crude ancient weapon that could kill a man with a single blow

Archaeologists discover a crude ancient weapon that could kill a man with a single blow

When an ancient wooden club was yanked from its watery grave in the River Thames in England many months ago, archaeologists didn't quite know what to make of it. The crude weapon, which is thought to