Weapons and warfare

By collecting blowflies and analyzing their gut contents, researchers hope to peek at sites that are difficult or dangerous to access.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The potentially world-destroying power of the atomic bomb moved many scientists to engage more directly with the public, an effort that continues to this day.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
A selection of women and people of color who achieved remarkable things in science after working on the Manhattan Project.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The idea of a nuclear bomb accidentally setting the entire planet on fire was once a fear shared by many.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Early research suggests virus can protect rodents without negative side effects.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
While plenty of apocalypses occur in science fiction, the risks could be shown more realistically, experts argue.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
The fate of battleship remains may rest in the hands of countries that don't own the ships.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Once the tricky political agreements have been reached, how do nations take apart their nuclear weapons?
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Scientists find the signatures of war on the edge of space.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Researchers discover that enzymes can be used to ward off the effects of damaging nerve agents.
Jennifer Leman, Contributor
Scientists use oceanography technology to find the wrecks of World War II aircraft.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
When science and technology fail and only courage can win a battle.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor