Latest Weapons Stories
Trucks with lasers and robotic arms will help the Air Force handle bombs
Why the threat of explosives will persist long after the war in Ukraine ends
A brief but terrifying history of tactical nuclear weapons
Tracing the controversial history of cluster bombs, from the USSR to Ukraine
Everything to know about North Korea’s latest missile test
The US flew its most iconic Cold War bomber over Europe
Ukraine’s answer to Russian tanks involves a classic tactic: metal ‘hedgehogs’
These are the weapons in the Ukrainian arsenal
A closer look at Russia’s nuclear arsenal—and the rest of the world’s
Russian forces just captured Chernobyl. What are the radioactive risks?
How electronic warfare could factor into the Russia-Ukraine crisis
The tanks, rockets, and other weapons that Russia has in its arsenal
Israel could supplement its Iron Dome with a ‘laser wall’
What causes Havana Syndrome? Not foreign attackers, CIA says.
Why Japan is betting on railguns for missile defense
India launched a torpedo from a missile. Here’s why.
Why Los Alamos lab is working on the tricky task of creating new plutonium cores
There’s only one space treaty in the world, and it’s woefully out of date
This high-tech gunsight could allow soldiers to shoot around corners, Matrix-style
How North Korea’s cruise missiles could surprise its enemies
This space-based weapon remains in the dark—for now
Bikini Atoll Likely Still Too Radioactive For Resettlement
Gun control laws actually work, according to new research
This new Russian rifle is designed for combat beneath the waves
This Is Where North Korea Just Tested A Nuclear Weapon
Robot Rodeo, Y’all!
The Massive Ordnance Penetrator Will Be the Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb Ever
West Point Cadets Are Shooting Down Drones With Cyber Rifles
Apple Removes The Gun Emoji, Replaces It With A Squirt Gun
What you need to know about the missile defense system that just intercepted a practice target in space
Should Tanks Be More Like iPhones?
The World’s Spookiest Weapons
Survivors of America’s first atomic bomb test want their place in history
Re-Create The First Intercontinental Weapon
How to build a medieval crossbow
Build a gas-powered marshmallow shooter
Meet the woman who set a record for running in a 96-pound bomb suit
The ocean is a giant dump for chemical weapons. Can we clean it up before it’s too late?
A plastic gun from a 3-D printer isn’t the safety concern you’d imagine
Laser detection and GPS guide this new mortar to its target with better accuracy
The US military’s heat weapon is real and painful. Here’s what it does.
Japanese anime remembers the atom bomb, decades after Hiroshima
How to build your own bow and arrows when you’re lost in the wild
How to handle a pepper spray attack
Tear gas during COVID-19 is a public health disaster
How to protect yourself from rubber bullets—and why these ‘nonlethal’ weapons are so dangerous
This new 1.2-ton torpedo can hit a target 31 miles away
Congress is putting money toward gun violence research for the first time in decades
How to protect yourself from nuclear radiation
Nuking hurricanes out of the sky ‘doesn’t make sense at all’
No, Lyme disease is not an escaped military bioweapon, despite what conspiracy theorists say
North Korea’s missile program and nuclear weapons: What we know (and don’t)
A third of youth firearm deaths could be prevented without taking away a single gun
These blades can cut nearly anything
How we turned guns and opioids into epidemics
We’re creeping back up to mid ‘90s-level gun death rates
These elite chemical weapons detectives can prove who’s behind deadly attacks
Gunshot wound first aid can save a life. Here’s what to do.
The oldest weapons in North America offer a new view of prehistoric tech
How to build a tabletop catapult
Of course semi-automatic guns are deadlier. Here’s why scientists took so long to say so.
Guess which two countries account for a third of all gun deaths
Human thigh bones apparently make excellent weapons in close combat
It’s not just Syria—chemical weapons still pose a global threat