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7 Nuclear Test Sites You Can Visit Today

Where to see the vestiges of nuclear weapons tests around the world.<p>Atom bomb test at the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands. (Photo: National …

North Korea

In the 1960s, the U.S. Government Set Off a Pair of Nukes Under Mississippi

It’s a nearly forgotten chapter of Cold War history that seems hard to fathom today—even for those who were there.<p>By all accounts, it felt like the …

Cold War

Nuclear Tests Ordered By Vajpayee A Watershed For India: Foreign Media

The 93-year-old had been ailing for some time and on June 11 was admitted to AIIMS suffering a range of illnesses, where his condition …

India

Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically …

National Security

Radioactive sheep shed light on secret nuclear weapons test

Newly discovered data from radioactive sheep provides strong evidence that a mysterious “double flash” detected almost 39 years ago near a remote …

Indian Ocean

How Radioactive Poison Became the Assassin’s Weapon of Choice

The mysterious life and brutal death of a Russian dissident.<p><b>TUCKED INTO THE</b> Millennium Hotel on London’s Grosvenor Square, the Pine Bar is a place of …

Spies in the suburbs: Inside the CIA's secret defector unit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Years after defecting from Russia and resettling in the US, former KGB officer Alexander Zaporozhsky was lured back to the country he had once betrayed. The CIA warned him not to go.<p>Several senior intelligence officials tried unsuccessfully to dissuade Zaporozhsky, who had given …

National Security

Suspected Russian spy found working at US embassy in Moscow

Congress is focusing on Russian hackers when it is possible all of the information they needed came from the internal breach<p>US counter-intelligence investigators discovered a suspected Russian spy had been working undetected in the heart of the American embassy in Moscow for more than a decade, the …

Secret Service

Inside the U.S. Military’s Secret Nuclear Defense Plans

Growing up in a suburb of Washington, DC, at the height of the Cold War, Jim Lo Scalzo knew he would be one of the first victims of any Soviet …

North Korea

Details Surface About Chinese Spy Who Worked For Sen. Feinstein

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – New details emerged Wednesday about how a mole for the government of communist China managed to stay by Senator Dianne …

Silicon Valley

From Hooking Up To Honey Trapping: What It’s Really Like To Date As A CIA Operative

Emily Brandwin was a theater major living in her childhood bedroom in St. Louis, Missouri, when her life sharply veered toward the extraordinary. At …

Relationships

Leaked chats show alleged Russian spy seeking hacking tools

MOSCOW (AP) — Six years ago, a Russian-speaking cybersecurity researcher received an unsolicited email from Kate S. Milton.<p>Milton claimed to work for the Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky. In an exchange that began in halting English and quickly switched to Russian, Milton said she was …

Security

The Shrink as Secret Agent: Jung, Hitler, and the OSS

At the height of World War II, the U.S. intelligence service recruited world-famous Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung as ‘Agent 488’ to work against the …

The Spy Who Drove Me

Last week, as America’s top national security experts convened in Aspen, a strangely inquisitive Uber driver showed up, too. And caused a minor freak-out. Was the mystery woman some kind of covert agent—or simply a figment of these hyper-paranoid times?<p><b>It all started</b> last Wednesday night, after the …

Foreign Policy

A billionaire known as 'China's Elon Musk' is suspected of spying while he was a Duke student and stealing a professor's invisibility technology

A Chinese billionaire who studied at Duke University allegedly stole a professor's ideas behind special invisibility technology — and then developed his own prototype back in China.<p>Liu Ruopeng, known as China's Elon Musk, is just 35 years old and is believed to be worth $2.7 billion, according to …

Duke University

For Spies Emerging From the Shadows, a War With Trump Carries Risks

WASHINGTON — President Trump presides over the largest and most expensive intelligence apparatus in the world, but he often seems to view his spies as a phantom army opposing him.<p>So he has waged a battle against the people he sees as their public proxies — former officials who have rebuked him in …

National Security

Here’s What Happened When The Government Lost Control Of The Biggest Nuclear Cleanup In The US

<b>As November turned to December</b>, rumors spread through the western corner of the former nuclear weapons plant in eastern Washington. Bo-J and his …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

The 6 Best Places for Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

Brought out in a cast iron pan, sliced at the table and lifted onto your plate with a picture-worthy cheese pull, there are few Chicago foods as …

Cooking

They came here to build the bomb; 75 years later Los Alamos still holds secrets

When J. Robert Oppenheimer invited top scientists, engineers and technicians to New Mexico in 1943 to build the world’s first nuclear weapon, no one really knew what the results would be.<p>What they did know was that they had to succeed at all costs, because intelligence reports indicated Germany and …

University of California

Israel’s Secret Operation to Recover the Watch of a Legendary Spy

TEL AVIV — The news came in a brief announcement on Thursday from the Israeli prime minister’s office: a watch belonging to a legendary Israeli spy had been recovered in a secret operation and brought back to Israel.<p>The watch belonged to Eli Cohen, whose spying in Syria is credited with helping …

Another giant study confirms that your coffee habit is probably good for you

Enjoy your morning cup of joe with a dash of smugness.<p>Here’s the thing about coffee: there’s never been much scientific debate about whether it’s healthy. Yes, people have been concerned about it since the 16th century, but as long as we’ve been analyzing its effects we’ve observed that drinking …

Coffee

10 Sandwiches to Eat in Italy Before You Die

Add these regional panini to your bucket list, and get to work.<p>Italy is one of the great sandwich nations of the world. A leader in cured meats, …

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

CHICAGO — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily.<p>In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years …

We Discover How Many Cups Of Coffee A Day Is Good For You

You know how it is: you're halfway through a long day at work, attention-span rapidly failing, when you guiltily reach for your fourth coffee of the …

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete …

Surveillance

4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee

Two cups aren't enough, says science.<p>Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?

Howard Schultz wants to know if I drink coffee. The Starbucks boss is sitting on a balcony overlooking the company’s leafy farm in the Costa Rican …

Coffee

Why you should get a burner phone number, even if you aren't a spy

Apps make it easy to create a second number.<p>The first time you heard of a burner phone—a cheap prepaid mobile intended for temporary use—was probably while watching a crime drama. But an extra cell phone comes in handy even when you operate on the right side of the law.<p>A second number can help you …

The Underground Nuclear Test That Didn’t Stay Underground

The fallout cloud from the Baneberry test was never supposed to exist.<p><i>This week we’re telling the stories of five nuclear accidents that burst into</i> …