conflict

Internet

Social Media Is a Weapon of War. How We Use It Is Up to Us

"'Win' the internet, [and] you can win silly feuds, elections, and deadly serious battles."
David Axe
9.4.18
Twitter Rattling

Trump’s North Korea Tweets Aren’t a 'Declaration of War'

Remember: Technically, the president doesn't have the power, on social media or otherwise, to formally declare war.
David Axe
9.26.17
Rocket Science

Why You Should Be Skeptical of the US Military's 'Successful' Missile Defense Test

The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
David Axe
6.2.17
war

The Only Way to Prevent Another Nuclear Strike Is to Get Rid of All the Nukes

Doomsday Clock scientist Dr. Lawrence Krauss says as long as we possess nuclear weapons, it's 'unavoidable.'
Phil Torres
1.30.17
war

Syria's River Is Overflowing Now That Its People Have Fled

The environmental impact of war is often overlooked, but always a disaster.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.5.16
News

The World’s Blood Diamond Watchdog Is Looking to the Blockchain

But can new technology fix a broken process?
Jordan Pearson
8.31.16
Gaming

How 'Minecraft' Is Connecting Kids Caught Up in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Games for Peace project uses online multiplayer games to break down cultural prejudice.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
12.11.15
All Fronts

China's Drone Army Is Beginning to Look a Lot Like the US's

Is China inheriting the US's drone wars? It certainly seems so.
Tim Maughan
9.17.15
politics

The Bleak Science Bankrolled by the Pentagon

The Pentagon's latest call for research offers a unique look at where and how the military fears conflict will grip the world.
Nafeez Ahmed
2.19.15
earth

US military plans for climate change

The military is preparing to adapt to a warming planet
Brian Merchant
10.14.14