terrorism

Aussie Killed By Drone Strike In Yemen

Australia was yesterday violently and tragically dragged into the drone war being waged on terror by the United States in the Middle East, after an Australian with alleged terrorist ties was reportedly killed by a remote drone strike.


The UN's Map Of Drone Strikes Was Built By Architects

It’s rare to see architects working on security and human rights issues — but that’s exactly what’s happening right now, as a group of designers collaborate with the UN to document drone strikes in the Middle East.


Is Design To Blame If A Building Collapses After A Nuclear Attack?

The World Trade Center’s Tower 7 collapsed at 5.21pm on September 11, 2001, after fires ignited by debris from the first and second towers weakened its structural columns. But were the building’s designers and developers responsible for anticipating the attack?


US Air Force Officers Keep Leaving Nuclear Missile Doors Open

Not to scare you or anything, but US Air Force officers have left the blast doors to nuclear-tipped missiles open at least twice in the past year. These are the guys who help guard the launch codes who are also tasked with watching over the arsenal. Leaving the missiles available and unattended is a very, very big no-no.


Dick Cheney Was Scared Of Getting Assassinated By A Heart Hack

Though this sounds like a joke, former Vice President Don Cheney and his doctors were legitimately scared about him getting assassinated via terrorists hacking into his defibrillator and causing a heart attack. So they turned off the wireless feature so nobody would kill him via heart hack.


Drone-Ready NSA Can Trap Terrorists With One Email

We already knew that the NSA was collecting a lot of data with its many surveillance tools — like, a lot of data. But new details about the agency’s role in the CIA’s drone program show that they’re collecting incredibly detailed data too. Detailed enough to catch a terrorist with a single email.


The New Deadliest Substance Known To Man Is Top Secret (For Now)

Scientists recently discovered a new type of botulinum toxin (aka botox) that they believe is the deadliest substance known to man. Because they’ve yet to discover an antitoxin, researchers won’t publish the details of gene sequence due to security concerns — a first for the scientific community. Thank God.


Inside Al Qaeda's Half-Baked Plans To Take Down US Drones

As much as we like to gripe about it stateside, our complaints about the drone program are nothing compared to those of Al Qaeda. The terrorists don’t like drones, because drones are designed to kill terrorists. According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, however, Al Qaeda’s about to fight back.


US Secretary Of State: We'll Stop Drone Strikes When We've Killed The Terrorists

US Secretary of State John Kerry ran his mouth on Pakistani TV Thursday, vowing problematically that drone strikes “will end as we have eliminated most of the threat and will continue to eliminate it”. That’s like saying you’ll stop drinking as soon as you’re out of booze.


9/11 Mastermind Kept Sane In Prison By Designing A Vacuum Cleaner

Besides being waterboarded and kept awake for 180 hours, there’s not an awful lot to do when you’re in the custody of the CIA for orchestrating the biggest terrorist attack in American history. So after he spilled all the secrets he could spill, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed did what anyone in his position would do to pass the time. He designed a vacuum cleaner