Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Memes and jokes about raiding Area 51 are taking over the internet. But what is Area 51, why is it so secret, and what would we really find if we ever made it inside?
The Night King's army of the undead was an invincible foe in Westeros. But how well would his wights do against modern weapons, and could the defenders of Winterfell have replicated them?
The American military may be the best in the world, but too often, it’s fighting 21st-century wars with 20th-century ideas. Its foreign counterparts have an opportunity to master the wars of the future.
Some 25 underwater mines mysteriously exploded in the summer of 1972. A newly declassified report points its finger at a surprising culprit: the sun.
American fighter jets aren’t as combat ready as the military wants them to be. But the biggest challenge to meeting readiness goals aren’t older airframes. Some of the newest and most capable fighters are looking a little iffy...
A new report by a congressional watchdog finds that a stunning number of weapon and military communication systems are easy targets for tech-savvy adversaries.
# sci-fi saturday
Another short sci-fi story for your weekend distraction.
Let's not surgarcoat this. We will build autonomous killer robots because we have every incentive to. So let's make sure we get them right.
Asteroid mining may require changes to The Outer Space Treaty and the consequences of amending it badly could be very serious...
The idea that Jade Helm is a dress rehearsal for a military takeover of America is just a rehash of conspiracy radio's greatest hits. So why are so many pundits trying to justify conspiracy theorists' fears?