biological weapons


This 3,200 Year Old Egyptian Cheese Is Cursed With a Deadly Pathogen

The cheese, made from both cow and sheep/goat milk, is contaminated with infectious bacteria.
Becky Ferreira
The VICE Guide to Right Now

North Korea Is Reportedly Testing Anthrax-Tipped Missiles

The country allegedly wants to see if the deadly bacteria can survive a flight on an ICBM.
River Donaghey

Indonesian Conspiracy Theorists Think China Is Using Chilies as Biological Weapons

Indonesian media reports have accused China of using imported chili pepper seeds laced with bacteria as a “biological weapon” against the island nation.
Wyatt Marshall
VICE vs Video games

I Asked a Biological Weapons Expert How Far-Fetched Metal Gear Solid’s Genome Soldiers Really Are

Stanford's Dr. Steven Block reveals that Hideo Kojima's PlayStation original was remarkably prescient in its presentation of future troops.
Joe Donnelly
asia & pacific

North Korea Has Invited Every Member of Congress to Tour Its Alleged Anthrax Facility

North Korea invited US lawmakers to visit and "behold the awe-inspiring sight of the Pyongyang Bio-technical Institute,” which experts say produces biological weapons.
defense & security

Did North Korea Really Publish Pictures of a Biological Weapons Facility?

North Korean media photographed Kim Jong-un touring a pesticide factory — but experts say that the facility is likely intended to produce massive quantities of weaponized anthrax.
Avi Asher-Schapiro

Seized Islamic State Laptop Reveals Research Into Weaponizing the Bubonic Plague

A computer recovered from an Islamic State fighter after he apparently fled a battle in Syria contained information about biological weapons.
Danny Gold