Was This Mysterious "Yellow Rain" a Chemical Weapon or Bee Poop?

In 1981, the United States didn't have the best political reputation vis-à-vis Vietnam. So when the US Secretary of State made allegations that the USSR had sprayed both Vietnam and Laos with chemical weapons, the world went crazy. Then the world got confused. » 3/11/15 6:20am 3/11/15 6:20am

Invasive 'crazy ants' are nastier and far tougher than we imagined

There's an arms race going on right now between two species of invading ants, the tawny crazy ant and the fire ant. These arch-rivals are currently warring for dominance in the southern U.S., but it now appears the crazies are going to win — the result of a remarkable chemical defensive measure. » 2/13/14 11:20am 2/13/14 11:20am

Time now for some gas mask soccer

Welcome to the apocalypse: It's 1916, and with the threat of chemical warfare lurking around the corner, these British troops stationed in France aren't taking any chances. » 4/17/13 7:40am 4/17/13 7:40am

Why did 4,000 sheep die near the United States Dugway Proving Ground in…

A chemical weapon release is believed responsible for the deaths thousands of sheep near the massive Dugway Proving Ground, a military installation less than 100 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah. » 1/17/13 7:00am 1/17/13 7:00am

During World War II, Japan plotted to unleash a plague on the United…

Japan's Unit 731 is one of the best kept and most horrifying secrets of World War II. Unit 731 experimented on Japanese and Chinese civilians as well as Russian and American POWs during the Second Sino-Japanese War in the 1930s and throughout World War II. » 5/10/12 7:00am 5/10/12 7:00am

Old U.S. Army newsreel documents the effects of psychoactive chemicals.…

Over the course of the 1960s, the U.S. Army released a series of videos (at least ten, maybe more) featuring ongoing military R&D projects. The progress reports mostly highlighted advances relating to military equipment — missile operations systems, tanks, personnel carriers, things like that. But at the end of the… » 3/01/12 3:01pm 3/01/12 3:01pm

In 1994, the Air Force proposed a magic bomb designed to turn foes into…

In 1994, the United States Air Force proposed spending $7.5 million on a six-year plan to develop non-lethal chemical deterrents that could be sprayed on enemy combatants. » 2/28/12 12:35pm 2/28/12 12:35pm

Ant species uses chemical warfare to kill termites from afar

You don't want to mess with the African ant species Crematogaster striatula — and neither do other insects. This species has a built-in "gas gun" that can paralyze its enemies, giving them a secret weapon in their endless war against termites. » 12/14/11 5:00pm 12/14/11 5:00pm