cold war

Science

This Is What It’s Like to Watch the Arctic Die

There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.
Craig S. Smith
7.24.19
Games Columns

Area 51 Nostalgia Yearns for a Time When Evil Had to Hide

Games, conspiracy culture, and what we glimpse beneath the veil of constructed realities.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.19.19
Russian Navy

A whale that's been bugging Norwegian fishermen could be a Russian spy

Marine experts say the harness it was wearing might have been for a camera or a weapon
Emma Ockerman
4.29.19
true crime

The Quest to Pin the 90s Murder of a CIA Agent on the KGB

Twenty-five years ago, an American spy in Georgia was killed, supposedly by a drunken villager. Michael Pullara didn't buy that.
Alex Norcia
11.29.18
open thread

Make-Believe Battles That Seem More Real Than History

What makes for a great example of fictional military history?
Rob Zacny
5.14.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

Astro-artist Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America’s atomic past.
Samuel Gilbert
4.26.18
warning signs

The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

Astro-artist Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America’s atomic past.
Samuel Gilbert
4.26.18
sonic attack

Canada Is Pulling Diplomats’ Families From Cuba Over Mysterious ‘Acquired Brain Injury’

This follows concerns of “sonic attacks” against US and Canadian diplomats on Cuban soil.
Tracey Lindeman
4.17.18
nukes

Start The New Year With Newly Declassified Nuclear Test Footage

Decades-old films show the sheer power of nuclear warheads.
Samantha Cole
1.2.18
outer limits

Reclaimed Land

Inside Colorado's Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a former Superfund site that embodies the painful past and uncertain future of nuclear cleanup in America.
Lauren Steele
10.28.17
MILITARY

Air Force says it's not putting nuclear bombers on 24/7 alert

Paul Vale
10.23.17
hypersonic

Why the Piloted Flight Speed Record Hasn’t Been Broken in 50 Years

It all goes back to the history of the X-15 A-2, an unmistakable rocket-powered product of its moment.
Caroline Haskins
10.6.17
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