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Russia Shows Off Concept Drone That Hunts F-35s

An improbable drone to counter an unbelievably expensive fighter<p>For the next 30 years, America’s F-35 is the plane to beat. While it won’t be America’s top dogfighter (that honor goes to the F-22), the Pentagon has ordered more than 2,400 F-35s compared to 187 F-22s, so the F-35 will by sheer …

Ukraine's self-defense units look for the enemy within

ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) — Striding through headquarters, Todor Panevsky gleefully announced that comrades in his self-defense unit had detained a …

Windows 10 gets its own Minecraft, coming July 29

How many more platforms can Minecraft be announced on? Does Windows 10 count? At today's MineCon conference, a worldwide gathering for Minecraft players, Microsoft announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will be arriving on Windows 10 on launch day, July 29.<p>It joins the many other places you …

Minecraft: Story Mode looks the same, and yet totally different, in this debut trailer

At Minecon 2015 today in London, Telltale Games offered the first look at <i>Minecraft: Story Mode</i>, an episodic game set in the world of <i>Minecraft</i> and told in the style of Telltale hits like <i>The Walking Dead</i> or <i>Tales From The Borderlands</i>.<p>The game centers on protagonist Jesse, voiced by Patton Oswalt, and …

Balance and balder-Daesh at the BBC

Exclusive: read Auntie's new style guide that can't possibly offend anyone, even Islamic State terrorists<p>This week, the BBC rejected calls from the Prime Minister and 120 MPs to stop using the term “Islamic State”. David Cameron protested that the term helps validate the terrorists’ claim to …

Veterans gather as Taiwan marks Japan's WWII defeat

Jet fighters and attack helicopters were among aircraft that flew past in formation as President Ma Ying-jeou spoke to the thousands gathered in the northern Hsinchu county on the Kuomintang (Nationalist) government's role in the conflict.<p>The crowd gave a thundering applause as jeeps carrying more …

What Weapons Would China Use In World War III?

A top secret preview of the weapons in Ghost Fleet, a new novel about our future war with China<p>Today, <i>Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War</i>, is coming out. By August Cole and Eastern Arsenal's very own P.W. Singer, it's a novel about what might happen if the brewing Cold War between the U.S. …

The secret codes of British banknotes

How often have you looked at the cash in your wallet? Look closer: it’s riddled with hidden patterns designed to deter counterfeiters. Chris Baraniuk investigates.<p>A brand-new Xerox colour photocopier had just arrived at one of Cambridge’s industrial labs. It was the early 2000s, and word of the …

Minecraft Pocket Edition: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats!

From building colossal structures, block by block, to just trying to mine for coal in order to make torches to survive the night, there are some …

Afghanistan's new national hero: 'Bang! Bang! Bang! I shot all six'

Isa Khan Laghmani, 28, had little time to collect himself after a suicide car bomb near the Afghan parliament building caused the "loudest explosion" he had ever heard.<p>His ears ringing, it took the Afghan army staff sergeant several seconds to realize that the converted shipping container he and …

Clash of Clans: Top 8 tips, tricks, and cheats!

If you're not familiar with Clash of Clans, it's a game where you build forts with gold and elixir resources. Buildings are dragged and dropped, …

NATO just held a major training exercise 100 miles from a Russian base

On the beach, DVs - short for distinguished visitors - including the UK defence secretary, Michael Fallon, were watching.<p>The landing craft, especially the mega hovercraft of the Americans, were monstrous, on a scale that would have awed D-day veterans. Eurofighter Typhoons flew overhead.<p>The mock …

Area 51 and extra-terrestrial life both exist, says head of Nasa

Extra-terrestrial life does exist, the head of Nasa has confirmed, but said aliens were not hidden in Area 51.<p>Nasa Administrator Major Charles Bolden told British schoolchildren that he was confident that scientists would find life outside of Earth because there were so many planets that are …

Iran and the Afghan Taliban Teaming Up Against ISIS

The Iranians and Taliban used to be deadly enemies. But they’re finding common cause against the threat of Islamic State followers in …

The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business.<p>The argument goes like this: The four remaining World War II Iowa-class battleships are cheaper to operate, cheaper than building new …

Here Are The Weapons Of The New Cold War

As U.S. and Russian troops build up in Eastern Europe, old foes need new tech<p>Seventy years after the first Cold War began, and almost 24 years after it ended, the United States is again stationing troops and tanks in Europe to protect against Russian aggression, specifically in Baltic states. It …

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

Australian and US scientists capture on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, revealing the dying cells apparently try to alert their neighbours<p>In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen …

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Beyond dinosaurs, what would we need to create a Jurassic World?

Pleistocene Parks may be a realistic possibility, but whatever you do, don’t forget the dung beetles

Ukraine’s Poroshenko warns of ‘full-scale’ Russian invasion

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday there were 9,000 Russian servicemen on Ukrainian territory and warned of the threat of a "full-scale invasion" by Russia along the whole joint border.<p>He was speaking in parliament a day after Ukrainian forces fought their most serious battle for …

Viral Superspreader? How One Man Triggered A Deadly MERS Outbreak

An outbreak of a deadly virus in South Korea has set off alarms across the region.<p>In the past week, South Korea's confirmed cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome have more than tripled to 41, with at least three deaths. About 1,600 people are quarantined and more than 1,000 schools are …

The Myth of Iran’s Military Mastermind

Qasem Suleimani is seen as a superhuman strategist and battlefield commander. But lately, he’s been losing more than winning.<p>He’s been called the …

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world | Suzanne Goldenberg

Photograph: Images Group/REX_Shutterstock<p>The seeds are stored in boxes labelled alphabetically, in a room that looks like a warehouse.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/19/1432047805342/2ecc97a4-1992-407c-b411-fc27448eef94-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Images …

This just in: More crazy news from North Korea | Asia

So, more crazy news from North Korea: according to the briefings by the National Intelligence Service, Minister of Defense Hyon Yong-chol had been executed for disrespect and insubordination. Allegedly, he was shot by an anti-aircraft machine gun at a military school near Pyongyang.<p>The story has …

North Korea says it can miniaturize nuclear weapons

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step toward building nuclear missiles.<p>Analysts and U.S. officials have said previously that they suspected Kim Jong Un's regime was working toward accomplishing the technical feat, which is needed to …

Google's latest experiment brings new superpowers to Chrome browsers

Google's latest experiment might be the coolest Chrome extension we've seen yet.<p>Tone, the company's newest homegrown browser add-on, uses sound to …

YouTube gamers are getting their own 'Minecraft'-inspired figures

If you head down to your local toy store today, you'll likely find that the shelves are dominated by video game packs and figurines. Franchises like <i>Minecraft</i>, <i>Disney Infinity</i> and <i>Skylanders</i> mostlydominate proceedings, but their popularity also encourages rivals to cash in on the latest craze. One …

Russian expansion: 'I went to bed in Georgia – and woke up in South Ossetia'

Photograph: Andrew North for the Guardian<p>The razor wire along the claimed border - with a sign in Georgian and English.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/11/1431356987130/3ab62bea-75ab-4637-9e1c-70b5156e22ae-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Andrew North for the …

Tyrannosaur combat - new evidence of clashes between titans

Photograph: Darren Tanke/Hone & Tanke 2015<p>A post mortem bite to the right lower jaw. The black arrows point to scrapes by teeth along the inside of the bone and the white arrow shows where the upper edge of the jaw has been broken and fragments of this have been forced down and wedged into the …

Digital Foundry vs extreme frame-rate gaming

One of the most compelling aspects of PC gaming is its sheer scalability: the idea of playing games to your own specific tastes, using the hardware …

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