Sep 23, 2016
When things explode in America's largest city, many rush to judgment about who they believe responsible. History suggests this is unwise.
How this past weekend's incidents might affect the outcome of the election.
In some of Laos's impoverished rural villages, bomb craters have left the earth resembling the surface of the moon. The effort to clear Laos of war-era bombs goes on.
Trump says he might soften his immigration strategy, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake leaves dozens dead in central Italy, Tesla unveils a new "milestone" battery, and more.
In the first episode of Black Market: Dispatches, we explore the underground network of tunnels that connect Gaza to Israel and Egypt and see how goods move in and out of the Palestinian territory.
Most of the incidents were shootings.
Between footage of North Korean military parades, frighteningly beautiful explosions, and powerful images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki burn victims, the bomb reminds us of the very real problems buried beneath our feet.
If we all get super scared of the Islamic State, can we make it go away?
Read this short story about a bomb maker from Karan Mahajan's darkly incisive novel The Association of Small Bombs, out March 22.
We asked an expert about all the new technologies that supposedly make piloting a plane more hazardous.
There are people working everywhere, all the time, to kill bombs. We asked an expert how it's done.
They told us that there's no reason to lose your shit about the prospect of terrorists getting "nukes" on the black market. But it would be possible for them to acquire some kinds of radioactive material.
Sure, we'd all like to see Putin take on the Islamic State in a steel cage—but we asked an expert what he wants, realistically.
The other options for reducing skyrocketing seal numbers include a cull and just leaving them alone.
The Shujaiya neighborhood in Palestine's Gaza City is still in ruins a year after it was decimated by Israel's Operation Protective Edge.
During the so-called "Secret War," the US dropped more than 2 million tons of ordnance on Laos—that's the equivalent to a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years.
One of the roommates apparently had Osama bin Laden as her phone's background photo.
Call of Duty kills are boring next to those of Bulletstorm and Bayonetta, so why not try a more creative slaughter sim?
Twyman's latest production looks at what it's like for a family to live through the Israeli-Palestinian war.
Also this week: A woman allegedly threatened to blow up her daughter's school because she failed an exam.
It's hard to argue that teen drinking ever accomplishes anything of substance, but this week, underage boozing actually seems to have prevented a tragedy.
During last week's ceasefire, many Gaza residents attempted to flee across the Rafah border gate with Egypt, while others returned home to completely devastated neighborhoods.
With the Syrian Civil War still in a deadlock, and the regime's continuing campaign of indiscriminate mass bombings, more patients will find their way to al Masri's clinic. After their visits, many will return to the front lines a few days later.
Which is a tragedy, because getting rid of things that explode people indiscriminately should be one of the world's more uncontroversial aid projects.