Bacteria engage in chemical warfare against viruses

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich) Bacteria have plenty of ways to combat the viruses that plague them, called phages. The CRISPR-Cas system and restriction enzymes that cleave phage DNA are the best understood, but there are others. They use a variety of different mechanisms and stop phages at various stages of infection, but they all […]

Ars on your lunch break: Theaterwide biotoxic and chemical warfare

Enlarge / “Mr. McKittrick, after very careful consideration, sir, I’ve come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks.” (credit: MGM/UA) Today we’re presenting the fourth and final installment of my conversation with the outspoken author, podcaster, philosopher, and recovering neuroscientist Sam Harris. Please check out parts one, two, and three if you missed […]

‘A form of warfare’: Senate passes anti-opioid bill as overdoses ravage America

The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the US, as the nation grapples with soaring overdose rates. The ‘Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention’ Act, or STOP Act, was passed with a 99-1 vote on Monday, almost one month after President Donald Trump demanded the flow, via the […]

Rouhani blasts Trump’s ‘psychological warfare’ as Iran braces for US sanctions

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has slammed US President Donald Trump’s offer for direct talks as a disingenuous PR stunt for domestic consumption while the “untrustworthy” Washington only increases its sanctions against Tehran. In his first public statement since Trump signed an executive order reinstating sanctions against Tehran, Rouhani said that he will not negotiate with […]

Chinese hackers stole US sea warfare data, including on supersonic missile – report

Some 614 gigabytes on a secretive US Navy project was reportedly stolen from a contractor, who kept the data unclassified despite the sensitivity of the information, which includes the Pentagon’s plan for a supersonic missile. Breaches that could deal a heavy blow to the US military’s bid to dominate the waters near the disputed islands […]

Wage Fleet Warfare On Open Waters In Futuristic Naval RTS Ardent Seas

The RTS has waged war in all manner of battlefields, from conflicts throughout history to the void of space, but the upcoming Ardent Seas places its battles instead on the rough surface of an alien ocean, pitting destroyers and the rest of your fleets against an extraterrestrial threat. Upon these oceans, you construct fleets of […]

Sexual Warfare in the Middle East Puts Men in Crosshairs

In early 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assigned Stanford University researcher Sarah Chynoweth a seemingly impossible task: Look into male rape and sexual torture in the Syrian conflict. Chynoweth knew that many women and girls were being targeted for rape and other sexual violence, but the agency had no data on sexual […]

‘Google’s plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare’

Google’s announcement that it is working to reduce the presence of Russian media in its news feeds has been slammed by lawmakers and political commentators as an act of aggression which will have a global impact on the freedom of speech and thought. “This is an open form of information warfare waged right now – […]

US envoy to UN ratchets up anti-Russian rhetoric: 'election meddling' was warfare

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has raised the stakes in Washington’s war of words against Russia, describing its unproven “meddling” in the 2016 election as “warfare,” just as the head of the CIA said it had no effect on the vote. “When a country can come interfere in another country’s elections, that […]

Call of Duty NEWS – Gesture Warfare comes to Infinite Warfare ahead of WW2 beta

Call of Duty players from today will be able to try out a new, tongue-in-cheek mode on Infinite Warfare called Gesture Warfare. The new mode, released a week before the Call of Duty WW2 beta begins on PC, is cheeky new mode where you use gestures to attack enemies. From pointing a gun with your […]