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Amazon's helpful algorithm reveals that customers like to make…

This is definitely the perfect screenshot for today, as Canadians recover from the weekend's fiery festivities and people in the US celebrate Independence Day by going online and ordering the ingredients for explosives. In this screenshot, you can take joy in the friendly way Amazon informs us that people who buy one… » 7/04/12 11:53am 7/04/12 11:53am

World's deadliest golf course boasts land mines and man-bear-pigs

Along the DMZ, golf is not a sport for the faint of heart. The golf course at Camp Bonifas, just south of the Korean demilitarized zone, boasts just one hole, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in hazards. Live land mines line the course, and bizarre animals stumble out from the woods. » 4/28/12 8:00am 4/28/12 8:00am

Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass

This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." » 4/18/12 11:40am 4/18/12 11:40am

New nanomaterial could detect, disarm bombs, save our airport dignity

A newly-discovered nanomaterial could provide a fast and easy way to detect and disarm explosives, and finally get the TSA out of our pants. The material is a compound of molybdenum that reacts with peroxide-based explosives, changing color from a deep blue to a pale yellow. A swatch or sensor of the stuff could be… » 4/01/11 2:00pm 4/01/11 2:00pm

Scientists are using sheep to decontaminate TNT-tainted land

A team of scientists is feeding TNT to a flock of sheep. A. Morrie Craig, a veterinary scientist at Oregon State University, has found that the cud-chewing mammals can efficiently clean up explosives-contaminated soil, of which there are 1.3 million tons throughout the U.S. TNT and other explosives from military… » 2/13/11 7:30am 2/13/11 7:30am

Green Explosives Save the World Through Sustainable Warfare

If you're worried about the environment but still need to blow people up, a new class of nitrogen-based bomb materials is for you. Popular explosives like TNT and HMX react to form nitrogen oxides when detonated, the major culprits behind smog and acid rain. This is a big no-no if you're the type of warmonger who… » 5/28/08 9:30am 5/28/08 9:30am