British intelligence investigated whether Charlie Chaplin was a secret…

Here's a curious tidbit from spy history: in the 1950s, American intelligence asked Britain's MI5 to investigate the actor Charlie Chaplin on suspicions that Chaplin was a dangerous communist. But the intelligence agencies were unable to confirm that Chaplin was born in England, leading to an investigation into… » 2/19/12 10:00am 2/19/12 10:00am

Watch Out for Spy Satellite Debris Raining from the Sky

A bus-sized spy satellite, made by and for the U.S., has lost power and will crash down on Earth as early as February. Apparently, nobody knows if the satellite has been dead for a year or just a few days. (Great going, intelligence geeks.) The best part? According to AP, the only comment the National Security Council… » 1/28/08 11:40am 1/28/08 11:40am

SpY's Android Sculptures Do Everyday Human Things

Bronze sculptures can be so boring. That's why Spanish street sculptor SpY—who became famous as a graffiti artist in the 80s—re-imagines them as offbeat androids doing ordinary human things. Here you can see his robotic officer sweeping the street, and below there's a bot with a gas mask reading the morning paper,… » 1/22/08 4:00pm 1/22/08 4:00pm