Crowd Control Or: How We Learned to Stop Being Idiots at Gigs
In Crowd Control, we asked slack-rockers and gig etiquette aficionados, Bloody Knees how to get the best out every show.
defense & security
Police in India Now Have Drones That Can Shower Unruly Crowds With Pepper Spray
Police in northern India have reportedly acquired pepper-spraying drones intended for use on protesters and others labeled as threats to public safety.
The World Cup Is Like Fashion Week for Brazil's Security Industry
I spoke to Professor Anna Feigenbaum about riot-control style through the ages and how "non-lethal" weapons manufacturers use opportunities like the World Cup protests to showcase their best gear.
Science Is Finally Stepping Up to Keep You from Getting Squashed at Festivals
PhD candidate Dorine Duiven is researching crowd behavior to keep your summer disaster-free.
At Least 16 Nigerian Jobhunters Crushed to Death in Stampedes
Desperate jobseekers died in crushes across Nigeria as around half a million people were invited to apply for 4,500 government posts.