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Police officer killed north of Chicago; massive manhunt underway

CHICAGO — Law enforcement continued a massive manhunt on Tuesday north of the city, searching for three suspects in the shooting death of a veteran police officer as he patrolled a quiet suburban community.<p>The killing marks the fourth incident in nine days across the USA where a law enforcement …

Everything is starting to crash

Despite a $486 billion fund to prop up the Chinese market, China's stocks sunk another 8.5% on Monday— the biggest one-day drop since 2007.<p>This is following a 35% crash into early July. Now, after bouncing back up to 4,200, the Shanghai Composite is down to 3,750. If it falls another 10% to below …

Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light

Our sun blasts out over 50 percent of its energy as "near-infrared" light, but solar cells only harvest visible light. As a result, the best commercial panels only convert about 20 percent of solar energy to electricity. Researchers from UC Riverside have now figured out how to "upconvert" infrared …

Clean Energy

Airborn: The 7 Best Suspended Tree Tents

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2<p><b>Pro:</b> Lightweight<b><br>Con:</b> Minimal protection<p><b>Double Decker:</b> This is about as basic as it gets when it comes to suspended tree …

The American empire is over: Afghanistan, China and our new bystander status

After a decade plus of war, the U.S. can only watch as China brokers Afghan peace. Here’s where we went so wrong<p>Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is …

Christianity on course to be minority religion in UK

Global study predicts one in nine Britons will be Muslim by 2050 but UK set to become one of the least religious countries in the world overall<p>Christians will be a minority in the UK by the middle of this century amid surging growth in atheism and Islam, an authoritative new study charting the …

Religion

Adobe's new Slate app aims to turn anyone into a web designer for free

Over the last year, Adobe has been steadily beefing up its mobile offering with several new and rebranded apps. Though most of these require a …

Apps

Ancient Suburb Near St. Louis Could Be Lost Forever

Across the Mississippi River from St. Louis' famous Gateway Arch is a part of Illinois that's a post-industrial wasteland.<p>Some hope the construction …

Archaeology

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

As the Snowden leaks began, there was "fear and panic" in Congress

Just a few minutes after the first NSA leak was published, the phones of US lawmakers began to buzz, hours before most of America would find out over …

How to Make a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit

Introduction: How to Make a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit<p>About: Viva La Pluto More About AngryJosh99 »<p><b>Introduction</b><p>In this …

The Criminal Cartel That Runs The World

<i>On September 11, 2013, hundreds of thousands of Chileans solemnly marked the 40th anniversary of their nation’s 9/11 terrorist event. It was on that</i> …

Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

For half a century, memories of the Holocaust limited anti-Semitism on the Continent. That period has ended—the recent fatal attacks in Paris and Copenhagen are merely the latest examples of rising violence against Jews. Renewed vitriol among right-wing fascists and new threats from radicalized …

Israel

49 Maps That Explain The USA For Dummies

The United States is mind-boggling. Right?!

The Burned Out Barrel Problem

As we saw over the last couple of days, it’s possible for a very brief period of very high intensity firing to drive a weapon to catastrophic …

Canada Rejects U.N. Arms Treaty

In case you didn’t know it, the U.N. Small Arms Treaty went into effect on Christmas Eve. As we’ve been saying since the treaty emerged from the …

'Blue Wave' Collapses Again as Another Pro-Trumper Wins Big

It's amazing no police officers were killed or wounded in this incident. Read more…<p>Just imagine if someone from Fox News had tweeted a picture of …

Kinetic Development Group Launches...Now

Today, Kinetic Development Group (kineticdg.com) was launched simultaneously with this exclusive Soldier Systems Daily announcement. KDG was founded …

Sal Fanelli On Mk. 318, M855, And Future USMC Small Arms Ammunition

SADJ has posted an excellent interview with Donald Roebling Award winner Sal Fanelli, a supervising engineer for Infantry Weapons Systems at MCSC. …

The Future Of Electronic Gunsights

Electronic gunsights, such as those developed by TrackingPoint, will become an increasingly important aspect of military and civilian small arms …

UN's New Regulation Of Civilian Access To Small Arms & Light Weapons Unacceptable

<i>Dr. Gary Mauser's Commentary On The International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) National Regulation Of Civilian Access To Small Arms And Light</i> …

Canada - Soldier Integrated Precision Effects Systems

Several countries (including the US) have worked on future weapon systems that combine an air burst subcomponent and a personal defense weapon …

Small Arms in the Russian News

I’ve always found it funny whenever I look at mainstream media outlets and there’s some unique or rare firearm being displayed. Because my thought …

Jesse Walker Asks What 'Conspiracy Theory' Really Means

In a paper presented at the Conspiracy Theory Conference at the University of Miami, Jesse Walker argues that the phrase "conspiracy theory" is …

Danger Zone Data: The Ways People Die in the Outdoors

There's no shortage of ways to die in the wild. Indeed, the very possibility that we might not make it home alive adds to the thrill of our pursuits. …

Ancient Receipt Proves Egyptian Taxes Were Worse Than Yours

Tax day is nearing in the United States, and people are scrambling to file their returns before the April 15 deadline. While this is never fun, …

Ancient History

First biological proof that ME is real found by scientists

Columbia University has found that changes to the immune system represent ‘the first robust physical evidence’ that ME is a biological illness rather than a psychological disorder<p>Patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome show distinct changes in their immune system, scientists have shown for …