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Biological Warfare

Russia’s bioweapon conspiracy theory finds support in US

Russia's baseless claims about secret American biological warfare labs in Ukraine are taking root in the U.S. too, uniting COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, QAnon adherents and some supporters of ex-President Donald Trump. Despite rebuttals from independent scientists, Ukrainian leaders and officials at the White House and Pentagon, the online popularity of…
bubmag
March 12, 2022
Biological Warfare

Threats of Bioterrorism in Ukraine Are Part of a Long History

Few allegations are as damaging and difficult to counter as accusing somebody of deliberately spreading a disease. Unfortunately, global events have led to a distinct uptick in such accusations. Earlier this week, the White House warned that Russia could be planning a chemical attack in Ukraine. And Russia’s Foreign Ministry…
bubmag
March 11, 2022
Biological Warfare

Irradiating the Mail: The Anthrax Attacks of 2001

Like the Enigma, the HX-63 was an electromechanical cipher system known as a rotor machine. It was the only electromechanical rotor machine ever built by CAG, and it was much more advanced and secure than even the famous Enigmas. In fact, it was arguably the most secure rotor machine ever…
bubmag
September 29, 2021
Biological Warfare

How Mass Persuasion Works

The term “Stockholm syndrome” comes from a 1973 bank heist that started out perfectly normally. An experienced robber named Jan-Erik Olsson entered Kreditbanken in Norrmalmstorg square, Stockholm, wearing a disguise, and demanded money at gunpoint. Police arrived on the scene quickly, and Olsson reacted by taking four bank employees hostage.…
bubmag
August 17, 2021
Biological Warfare

Vaccine Mandates Are as American as Apple Pie

If you support mandatory vaccination to fight Covid-19, you are in good company. The first vaccine mandate in American history came from none other than George Washington at the height of the American Revolution. America’s struggle for independence coincided with a major smallpox epidemic that raged through North America in…
bubmag
July 30, 2021
Biological Warfare

License to thrill

(China Daily) Director and master storyteller conquers new genres as he continues to entertain audiences, Xu Fan reports.At the age of 71, Zhang Yimou still relishes the "lights, camera, action" moment of his work. The iconic master of China's celebrated fifth-generation directors still enjoys his packed schedule, which demands creativity…
bubmag
May 13, 2021
Biological Warfare

How America Covered Up Its Germ Warfare Program

This article is part of a series called “How to Human,” interviews with memoirists that explore how we tackle life’s alarms, marvels and bombshells. A few years ago, Nicholson Baker was doing research for his book about the destruction of newspapers by libraries — in a library — when he…
bubmag
July 21, 2020