Since the 9/11 attacks, researchers in the United States have conducted exceptionally cruel, even superfluous, experiments on animals to develop countermeasures to weapons of mass destruction. But as BuzzFeed reporter Peter Aldhous asks: Is all this suffering really necessary?
In Christopher Golden’s latest novel Tin Men, drone warfare is taken to a new extreme: robotic foot soldiers. In it, soldiers are uploaded into robots to stem soldier casualties while maintaining world order. When the power is cut, trapping them inside, they face their greatest test.
Since the 2001 anthrax scare in the US, the government here has maintained a list of 80 microbes and toxins that are essentially forbidden to researchers. Now scientists say the list is undermining security rather than strengthening it.
Things you will have to forget in order to enjoy War Games: The Dead Code: The fact that it's supposed to be a direct-to-DVD sequel to War Games, the decent 1980s hacker-almost-starts-WWIII epic. The fact that even Homeland Security might be aware that "online gamers" and "terrorists" are probably mutually exclusive…