The Newest Mars Base Concept Is a Giant Igloo at the Martian North Pole
A team of scientists at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne outline plans for a nine-month surface mission to the Martian North.
Can a Pride Be Proud with Unethical Corporate Sponsorship?
An increasing bevy of activists say they can't—a conflict that's redefining the battleground of LGBTQ rights.
How to Make Millions by Selling War
The life and times of former Iraq War booster and military-industrial complex insider Bruce Jackson show how you maintain power in Washington, DC.
The US Military Is Getting Closer to Creating Self-Guided Bullets
The ammunition is being developed for hunters, but some say it could end up on the civilian market eventually.
The Wall Street Issue
Killing People Overseas Will Always Be a Growth Industry
Today, foreign policy is enacted through corporations. Tasks that once would have been the sole province of the CIA or the military are routinely contracted out to firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Is Elon Musk Going to War with General Stanley McChrystal?
Elon Musk is currently locked in a bitter dispute with Lockheed Martin and Boeing for contracts worth billions of dollars—and now the lobbying firm tied to a notorious retired general is joining the party.
Australia Will Buy Any Fighter Jets the US Tells It To
Australia’s alliance with the US is a linchpin of its defense policy. Sometimes this means spending $12 billion on sketchy fighter jets that it doesn't need.
How Much Will the Defense Industry Make from a Missile Strike Against Syria?
Even as diplomats work on a last-ditch effort to get Syria to hand over its chemical weapons to international authorities, the US gearing up to launch missiles if Obama gives the order. But just how expensive are those missiles?