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Can next-generation bomb 'sniffing' technology outdo dogs on explosives detection?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.12.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

David Atkinson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgenc...

Bombs and Band-Aids Won't Cure Terrorism

Wahab Raofi | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Wahab Raofi

As the blood of innocents - spilled by terrorist bombers - is wiped from Brussels Metro and airport walls, politicians amp up their dithering about ho...

What The Bombs Used In Brussels Reveal About The Attacks

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

On Tuesday morning, four men brought utter carnage to the city of Brussels, setting off bombs in an airport and onboard a train that left 32 dead and ...

Fighting Terrorism Without Violating Human Rights

Lydia Canaan | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

Unlike some cultural aspects that are relative, violations of innocent people's physical integrity - such as dropping bombs on them - is universally deviant.

The Current State of Total Madness

William Spear | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
William Spear

"Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could." Sting We are all mad. Not just angry, crazy or furious; we have all begun to go stark raving...

When it's the Best of Times and the Worst of Times Our Children Overhear Everything

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

For better or worse kids overhear what we say. They register our tones of voice, our gestures, our facial expressions, and our feelings. They may never let us know as the kids above did.

Operation Rolling Thunder: Behind the Fog of War

ADST | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
ADST

The call by South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh on July 19, 1964 to expand the Vietnam conflict led to an operation of gradual and sustained U.S. aerial bombardment of North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.

Quebec's Separatist Movement Turns Violent

ADST | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
ADST

For Quebec, the month of October 1970 was its darkest hour, as the Front de Liberation du Québec (FLQ), a separatist paramilitary group formed in 1963 advocating the creation of an independent Marxist state of Quebec, targeted the government, English speakers and business, and the Catholic Church, which were viewed to be suppressing French-Canadian interests.

An Incredible Photo Series Captures The Cambodians Who Remove Unexploded Bombs

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

A small group of Cambodians -- some of whom only recently learned to swim -- is doing zero-visibility dives to rid the country's waters of bombs. Phot...

Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.21.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My...

U.S. To Sell $10.8 Billion In Missiles To Gulf Allies

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

The Pentagon said Thursday it plans to sell Washington's Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates $10.8 billion worth of missiles and mun...

Flavor Bombs: The Ultimate Flavor Enhancer

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 07.22.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

No MSG allowed.

The Dog That Stood in a Landmine Field, and the Cow With the Saddest Eyes

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Rym Tina Ghazal

Not long ago, there were people who feared the camera, believing it to be 'a tool of the devil.' They feared this 'evil instrument' that captures and ...

Sheldon Siegel's Latest Bombastic Book

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

This new novel by Siegel is action packed from beginning to end. A "terrorist" is striking fear in the heart of Chicago by placing bombs in cars and then detonating them with cell phones.

Spending Billions on B-61 Nuclear Bomb Upgrades Doesn't Make Sense

Mia Steinle | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Mia Steinle

The B-61 refurbishment could end up being a colossal waste of money, and it shouldn't fall squarely on the shoulders of U.S. taxpayers.

Nearly 50 Bombs Found In Car During Routine Traffic Stop

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.23.2012 | San Francisco

There's a pretty standard list of illegal things most police officers expect to find in someone's car when making a routine traffic stop--open contain...

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Why America Slept

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

America was sleeping deeply, in a dream whose creators were hiding inside skyscrapers with smoked glass.

Courthouse Guards Miss Mock Bombs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A $370 million program run by the U.S. Marshals Service to protect federal courthouses failed to detect mock explosive devices sent to several offices...

Rats & Land Mines: Colombia Teaches Rodents To Sniff Out Explosives

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Early next year, anti-narcotics police will begin deploying squads of rats to sniff out land mines in remote areas of Colombia where leftist rebels an...

Misunderstanding Terrorism, Misrepresenting Islam

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

This weekend, the FBI arrested a man for planting what he thought was an improvised explosive device outside Wrigley Field in Chicago. Sami Samir Hass...

The F Word: Time to Declare Global War on Flooding

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The flooding in Pakistan has displaced 2 million people, killed at least 1600 and affected 14 million. It should be affecting all of us. A disaster o...

Bombing on the Analysis of the Times Square Bomb Plot

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.

Najibullah Zazi: Terror Suspect Was 'The Donut Guy'

nytimes.com | MICHAEL WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years, he was a fixture in Lower Manhattan, as regular as the sunrise. Every morning, Najibullah Zazi would be there on Stone Street with his past...

Bombs will kill women in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Self immolation is a method of suicide by lighting oneself on fire and has reached epidemic levels amongst women in Afghanistan.