Vietnam

space weather

A Giant Sun Storm During the Vietnam War Likely Exploded Dozens of Mines

“The extreme space weather events of early August 1972 had significant impact on the US Navy, which have not been widely reported.”
Becky Ferreira
11.8.18
ruh roh

An Alleged $660 Million ICO Scam Sparked a Protest In Vietnam

Modern Tech JSC disappeared without a trace, allegedly leaving investors in the lurch.
Jordan Pearson
4.12.18
humans of the year

Startup Founder Thuy Truong’s Latest Venture Is Giving People the Will to Fight Cancer

After several of her promising business ventures ended, the 32-year-old received a shocking diagnosis. Now she’s using her experiences to help others.
Farnia Fekri
4.21.17
Facebook

Facebook Is a Black Market For Vietnam’s Wildlife Traffickers

A year-long investigation revealed that Facebook has unwillingly become a safe haven for wildlife smugglers.
Sarah Emerson
11.15.16
war

The US Army Is Designing a New Hand Grenade After More Than 40 Years

The Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose grenade, or ET-MP, will be a frag-concussion twofer.
Robert Beckhusen
9.19.16
Viet Cong

The US Army’s Doomed Plan for a Rocket-Propelled Bowling Ball

File under: "military oddities."
Joseph Trevithick
12.8.15
Features

One Degree of Separation in the Forever War

The tale of Reese and Yuri Hines, two brothers in two wars, suggests the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game needs a new name in the US military.
Brian Castner
11.11.15
DRONE

Why the Pentagon Has Returned to Body Counts

With little else to report, Washington focuses on dead extremists killed by drones.
Joseph Trevithick
10.16.15
All Fronts

The Monstrous Tree Crushers the US Military Used to Level Vietnam's Forests

The logging machines cleared Viet Cong hiding spots.
Joseph Trevithick
9.16.15
crisis

An Avalanche of Toxic Coal Waste Slammed Vietnam, and More Are on the Way

Coal power + climate change = more sludge tsunamis.
Brian Merchant
7.30.15
Vietnam

Silkworms Will Mass-Produce Spider Silk Because Spiders Won’t

One company is working with the established silk industry in Vietnam to mass-produce the new material.
Victoria Turk
6.18.15
Motherboard Blog

Why Escalation Happens

Lessons from game theory on avoiding a new world war.
Michael Byrne
5.3.14
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