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An Avalanche of Errors Led to the False Missile Alert in Hawaii

The FCC heard a preliminary report from an investigation into what went wrong.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.30.18
Terraform
Terraform

Airplane Mode

In a world perpetually on the brink of nuclear destruction, there can only be so many false alarms—right?
Kelsey Atherton
1.25.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Go Ahead and Put Your Password on a Post-It Note

Many are shaming the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency for keeping passwords on post-its, but the practice isn’t always a terrible idea.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.17.18
Lazarus Group
Lazarus Group

Facebook Is Disrupting North Korean Hacking Operations

The company's announcements came on the heels of the US government’s public accusation blaming the North Korean government for WannaCry.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.19.17
All Fronts
All Fronts

Why Is the Air Force Using Stealth Fighters to Blow Up Crude Drug Labs?

"The reality is we are fighting two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the F-22 has not performed a single mission in either theater."
David Axe
11.30.17
nuclear war
nuclear war

Experts Tell Senate: Don't Limit the President's Nuclear Authority

For the first time in 41 years, a congressional hearing was held on the subject of the President’s authority to launch nuclear weapons.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.17
watch
watch

Edward Teller: the Real-Life Dr. Strangelove

In this documentary, Motherboard explores the life and legacy of the father of the hydrogen bomb.
Caroline Haskins
9.29.17
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons

Scientists Tell Us What Would Happen If North Korea Detonated a Hydrogen Bomb Underwater

North Korea’s underwater nuclear test seems more and more likely—but what happens after the bomb goes off?
Caroline Haskins
9.26.17
Twitter Rattling
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
RIP
RIP

We Asked a Doomsday Clock Scientist About Trump's 'Fire and Fury' Threat

We’re closer to the apocalypse than any other time in modern history.
Matthew Gault
8.10.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Behind WannaCry Cashed Out Bitcoin While No One Was Watching

Hackers behind two strains of WannaCry have moved out their bitcoin proceedings in a very similar way.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.17
an investigation
an investigation

Why Does North Korea Keep Photoshopping Kim Jong-un’s Ears?

Forensic software reveals how Kim Jong-un is frequently Photoshopped to “look a bit more handsome” than he is in real life.
Sarah Emerson
6.21.17