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The US is limiting visas for Chinese international students majoring in tech

The latest victim in the technology race is students<p>The US State Department announced yesterday it’s going to shorten the length of visas granted to Chinese citizens, a move to combat the supposed theft of US intellectual property, according to the <i>Associated Press</i>. Although the visa application …

Visas

U.S. Guided Artillery Rockets Kill 50 Taliban Leaders In A Single Strike In Afghanistan

The operation underscores the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System's valuable capabilities during both low- and high-intensity conflicts.<p>CENTCOM<p>The …

Military

Detailed Official Report On Harrowing Encounter Between F/A-18s and UFO Surfaces

The paper recounts a course of bizarre events that occurred near the USS Nimitz while it was sailing off the Baja Peninsula in November 2004.<p>MC3 …

A Secret Service agent tackled a Chinese security official over the nuclear football when Trump visited China

A US Secret Service agent reportedly tackled a Chinese security official during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing in November after attempts to block the movement of the "nuclear football."<p>The nuclear football, officially known as the president's emergency satchel, is a black leather …

Russian military contractors reportedly tried to test the US military in Syria — but they got whooped

More details have emerged from a massive battle in Syria that is said to have pitted hundreds of Russian military contractors and forces loyal to the Syrian government against the US and its Syrian rebel allies — and it looks as if it was a mission to test the US's resolve.<p>Bloomberg first reported …

Massive US Counterstrike Against Assad's Forces Signals New Stage Of Syrian Civil War

Three hour battle with Assad's forces is a reminder that other parties may not give the US the choice of staying out of Syria's civil war.<p>Tech. Sgt. …

New Hubble Image of Star "Swarms" Could Hold Clues to Our Galaxy's Past

Peer into the heart of the Milky Way.<p>The center of the Milky Way is made up of a tightly packed grouping of stars 26,000 light-years away from Earth, …

Universe

New Form of Water, Both Liquid and Solid, Is ‘Really Strange’

Scientists have confirmed a form of water that is simultaneously solid and liquid. It is the latest advance in the study of water, a seemingly simple substance that can shift between many different configurations.<p>“That’s a really strange state of matter,” said Marius Millot, a physicist at Lawrence …

Discovered: One of the Oldest Stars in the Galaxy

In a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of Spanish astronomers announced the discovery of one of the first stars to …

Russian astronauts screw up space station antenna

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space …

Drone Ship With No Crew Joins U.S. Navy

The era of drone warfare has just begun to stretch its sea legs.<p>Named the "Sea Hunter," Digital Trends reports that the "autonomous ship known as the …

Military

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Nearby Trappist-1 star system is best place to find alien life, astronomers discover

New observations of a tightly packed family of planets 40 light years from Earth have confirmed that it could be the best place to find life outside …

Astronomy

F-117 Program Used These Futuristic Hand Scanners While Highly Classified In The '80s

America's first operational stealth aircraft program still has so many stories to tell, many of which are stranger than fiction.<p>Reader …

Syria: Russian pilot of downed jet 'killed himself' with grenade

A Russian pilot who was shot down in Syria has been posthumously honored after reportedly killing himself with a grenade. Russian warplanes have been …

‘Sea Hunter,’ a drone ship with no crew, just joined the U.S. Navy fleet

A prototype autonomous ship known as the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) has officially been transferred to the U.S. Navy from …

Military

Japan has launched the smallest rocket ever to put a satellite into orbit

Pocket Rocket<p>Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) made history on Saturday, February 3, by using the smallest rocket ever to launch a …

Dana White Is Blaming The Ref For One Of The Worst Beatings We’ve Ever Witnessed In The UFC

Saturday’s UFC Fight Night from Belem, Brazil was an event for the hardcore fans that can still enjoy a card stacked with South American fighters lacking Wikipedia entries. But even those folks probably wrapped up their viewing experience a bit disturbed by the horrible mismatch they witnessed in …

South America

This Quote From SOTU Will Outlive Trump's Presidency

Opinion<p>I'm Still Cheering For Trump<p>Posted: Feb 03, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of</i> …

Boeing's Hypersonic Valkyrie Will Likely Struggle To Catch Up With Lockheed's SR-72

Years after Lockheed unveiled its SR-72 concept, Boeing has thrown its helmet into the hypersonic plane ring.<p>Boeing<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Former F-35 pilot explains how the US Marine Corps' version makes China's 'carrier killer' missiles irrelevant

As China builds out its network of militarized islands in the South China Sea and expands a sphere of influence designed to keep the US out, the US Marine Corps is putting the finishing touches on a weapon to burst its bubble: the F-35B.<p>China's People's Liberation Army Rocket Force has turned out a …

Footage From A U-2 Spy Plane, The Most Difficult Aircraft In The World To Fly, Will Take Your Breath Away

Because the planes are routinely flown at altitudes over 70,000 feet, the pilot has to wear a full pressure suit similar to those worn by astronauts.

Sure looks like China has a ship-mounted railgun

Ever since <i>Eraser</i>, everyone wants a railgun. Turns out China is no exception. Some photos posted by Dafeng Cao, a Twitter user who keeps close tabs on Chinese military developments, show a ship-mounted gun that could very well be the country’s very own homegrown electromagnetically propelled mass …

Russia slams new US nuclear weapons proposal

In a new report, the Pentagon proposes increasing the military's "tactical nukes" to counter Russian threats. The Kremlin slammed the proposal, …

Here's everything you need to know about the F-22 Raptor

The F-22A Raptor is a fifth-generation fighter incorporating fourth-generation stealth technology, radical maneuvering capabilities, the ability to fly at supersonic speed without afterburners and unprecedented pilot situational awareness, making it the most dominant and advanced air superiority …

This SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit Tour Is The Most Fascinating Thing You'll See All Week

Veteran SR-71 pilot gives a highly detailed tour of both cockpits and shares incredible recollections from his time flying the legendary jet.<p>Youtube …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Microwave weapon could fry North Korean missile controls, say experts

The U.S. has microwave weapons that proponents believe could stop North Korea from launching missiles by frying their electronics.<p>The weapons were discussed at an August White House meeting related to North Korea, according to two U.S. officials with direct knowledge.<p>The microwave weapons, known as …

These are the most incredible photos of the US Air Force in 2017

From the eastern edge of Europe to the western reaches of the Pacific, and from North America to South Asia, few places were out of reach for the US Air Force during 2017.<p>Ongoing mission demands around the world for the last two decades has saddled the force with a high operational tempo, straining …