Ashok Raife

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Two U.S. Aircraft Carriers Move to the Philippines to Keep China in Check

The U.S. hasn't paired aircraft carriers in the Western Pacific for two years.<p>The U.S. Navy has moved two carrier battle groups into the Philippine Sea to conduct exercises, the first two-carrier exercise in the region in two years. The move comes just before a UN court ruling expected to be …

Solar Impulse 2: In the cockpit of a trans-Atlantic flight | CNN Travel

(CNN) — From 3,000 feet over the Atlantic aboard the Solar Impulse 2, Bertrand Piccard says he feels like he's in a science fiction film.<p>"Because you look at the sun, you see your props turning, and you think 'Wow, that's really magic,'" the Swiss pilot told CNN via satellite video from the cockpit.<p>…

Solar Impulse

It's taken me years of flying to put my finger on this critical flaw in airplane design

The lights had been dimmed and I was trying to nap like many of my fellow passengers, but I just couldn't seem to get comfortable.<p>I'm a relatively short person, and I've always thought this to be an advantage when flying. I can stretch out my legs with ease, or curl them up under me in my seat if I …

Every Civilization 6 leader, their unique stuff, and strategies for playing

Continuing the grand Civ tradition, Civilization 6 allows you to embody a number of larger than life historical figures… usually with the emphasis on …

Archaeologists Sign Petition in Support of Utah Monument

SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH—Utah Public Radio reports that the Hopi, Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, Uintah and Ouray Ute, and Zuni tribal nations have proposed …

Archaeology

The Archaeology of Medieval Spain

Medieval Archaeology was late to achieve academic status in Spain. However, since 1985 a huge number of excavations have been carried out. …

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'New Era' of Astrophysics: Why Gravitational Waves Are So Important

There was big news in astrophysics this week: An experiment detected ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, created by two black holes …

Black Holes

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This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

Happiness

Urban Journey in the Geometric Architecture of Chicago

The city often offers an endless playground to photographers and people who love repetitive shapes. The American Angie McMonigal set about capturing …

Architecture

Beneath the Wounds of War, Hope Lingers at the Heart of Afghanistan

Iranian-American photojournalist Moe Zoyari spent a total of forty-four days embedded in Afghanistan with the United States military in the summer of …

Afghanistan

The Best Of Zion National Park

<i>Zion National Park at sunrise. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>In the 1860s, Mormon pioneers settled in what is now known as Zion National Park in southern Utah. When they arrived they thought it to be so beautiful, holy with its towering natural cathedrals made of rock, that they called it Zion, a nod …