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Why We Should Welcome 'Killer Robots' -- Not Ban Them

The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots, connected to arguments for a UN ban on the same, is misguided and perhaps even reckless.


Black Hawk Helicopter Explodes After Landing On Minefield, Four Killed

Video: This is a graphic video showing a Colombian Army Blackhawk helicopter landing on a minefield. It explodes tragically, killing four and injuring six of the 15 people on board. The explosives in the minefield were supposedly detonated by the guerilla movement FARC. So sad. War sucks on both sides.


How People In A Village Shoot 100,000 Rockets At Each Other

Our NYE fireworks are nothing when compared to this insane 100,000 homemade rocket war in the village of Vrontados, Greece. Two churches in the small village fire off rockets at each other on Holy Saturday and the spectacle of the mock war is incredible to behold. There are rockets blazing every which way in both directions and it’s beautiful.


How One Twitter Troll Created A Fake Islamic State Battle

Twitter is a pretty easy platform to troll with fake rumours, like celebrity deaths or Justin Bieber self-harm. But making up an entire fake battle between Iraqi and IS forces, complete with battlefield maps and hilarious(ly fake) place names? That takes some skill.


Fascinating Visualisation Breaks Down How The Roman Army Was Organised

Video: Legionary. Century. Centurions. Cohorts. Legions. These are all terms for a certain group or type of Roman soldier. This rather interesting break down of the Roman Army shows how the army was organised, how Roman citizens were Legionaries and non-Roman citizens were Auxiliaries, and how those soldiers were grouped together.


In Modern Wars, What Happens To Captured Weapons?

For the U.S. Army, it depends on the type of weapons, and what our needs are.


US Air Force Uses 'Moronic' Selfie To Bomb ISIS Headquarters

Many of us know feeling of posting a regrettable pic or two online. But while your thoughtless photos might be an embarrassment, they (typically) aren’t offensive enough to merit a US Air Force strike. If you’re an terrorist, on the other hand, a wee bit more discretion is probably advised.


Everything You Need To Know About Today's DARPA Robotics Challenge

The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals kick off today in Pomona, California, with 24 teams from around the world competing for $US3.5 million in prizes. We’re here at the event to bring you the latest robotic thrills and spills, but mostly to keep a lookout for any signs of a robot uprising.


The Secret 1949 Radiation Experiment That Contaminated Washington

The physicists who invented the nuclear bomb worked out of Los Alamos in New Mexico, but the people who did the dirty work of making the bombs were in Hanford, Washington. Throughout the Cold War, Hanford churned out plutonium for our nuclear arsenal. It was also, conveniently, a place to experiment with radiation.


The FBI's First Aircraft Were Spy Planes From The Vietnam War

When the FBI first bought its own planes in the 1970s it was a minor scandal. But what’s so shocking about the feds having aircraft? The scandal was that they were originally experimental spy planes used in the Vietnam War.


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