The sad story of a real life R2-D2 who died saving human lives

Robots can't have feelings. But humans develop feelings for them. You know, like R2-D2 in Star Wars. Or like Scooby Doo, a real life small robot that saved the day 19 times. This is his single-tear story. » 12/28/11 2:15pm 12/28/11 2:15pm

How To Defuse a Bomb

This morning a young Australian woman had a bomb strapped to her freaking neck in what seems to have been an extortion attempt. Terrifying. Luckily the bomb squad saved the day. But how exactly do they safely kill bombs dead? » 8/03/11 8:01pm 8/03/11 8:01pm

Improvised explosive device found on Texas border overpass

Police in Brownsville, Texas safely detonated a crude, grenade-based IED on an overpass near the U.S.-Mexico border. It was a dud, but police want to know why it was there in the first place. Drug war or bored teens? » 4/25/11 4:45pm 4/25/11 4:45pm