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World History

Fatal Crash of U.S. Military’s Biggest Copter Blamed on Training

A U.S. Marine Corps investigation of a fatal crash off Hawaii confirmed the deeply ingrained problems afflicting heavy-lift helicopters used by the …

Military

The Election Is Over and Only Alex Jones Won

Plus: Stockpiling through the apocalypse and dining with Hillary Clinton<p>Are we so sure Election Day is November 8? Maybe it was last week — there's voting already underway in some three dozen states — or maybe, according to one of the main candidates, it's still more than a month away. All this …

Government

A soldier's photos from Iraq reveal a beautiful yet hellish landscape that's choking with toxic smoke

Oil-well fires have raged for months near Mosul, Iraq, and US soldiers in the region are choking on the toxic smoke and haze.<p>ISIS chose Mosul as its stronghold in the country about two years ago and have prepared for an assault ever since, according to Peter Bergen at CNN.<p>But as part of more recent …

Pollution

There's now a way to hijack nearly any drone mid-flight using a tiny gadget

A researcher has developed a gadget that is capable of hijacking most drones mid-flight — locking the owner out and giving the attacker complete control over the device.<p>Jonathan Andersson, a manager at Trend Micro's TippingPoint DVLab, showed off his findings at the PacSec Security conference on …

Drones
Germany

Staying up all night playing computer games not insomnia, teenagers told

PLAYING <i>Red Dead Redemption</i> until dawn is not a recognised medical condition, doctors have confirmed.

British Humour

Germany to send tanks to Russian border

Germany has confirmed it is sending Leopard 2 tanks to Lithuania as part of NATO plans to reinforce the Baltic states. But the presence is largely …

Someone Took a Sledgehammer to Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star This Morning

There are photos.<p>Because he is an Everyday American who will fight against know-it-all coastal elites, Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This star has been the site of various protests since he launched what has become the most divisive presidential campaign in generations. At …

Donald Trump

How This Famous Airline Gave Me a Thin Piece of Foam Instead of a Seat on a So-Called Dreamliner

When an airline you love makes you feel uncomfortable.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek</i><p>I tend to think at least 50 percent of the bad things that happen to me are my fault.<p>Sometimes, therefore, I'm slow to complain.<p>Or, at least, …

Virgin Atlantic

Why Is Russia Suddenly Brandishing its Old Underwater Rifle?

It's starting to look like the Cold War again in the Baltics.<p>TASS, the Russian news agency, always publishes things for a reason. So when it releases a video extolling the virtues of underwater weapons used by Russia frogmen (those trained in tactical scuba), it should raise eyebrows.<p>First, the …

Russia

How White Nationalists Learned To Love Donald Trump

Once they believed he was a secret Jew. Now he has more white-power support than any mainstream candidate in modern politics. Here’s how it unfolded.<p>The embrace of Donald Trump by America’s white nationalists has been one of the most surprising and unsettling threads in the 2016 campaign. The …

Rights & Freedoms

Battlefield 1 finally addresses the series' aircraft problem

I have always been the guy who queues for a plane or a helicopter in a Battlefield game. I know, I know. I'm sorry. I have spent a not-insubstantial …

The psychological tricks used to help win World War Two

What did the British government learn from Mein Kampf? And how did they deal with the idea of ‘the enemy within’? Fiona Macdonald finds out from a new book about British propaganda.<p><b>Secrets and spies</b><p>The word ‘propaganda’ might suggest some form of misinformation – yet in boosting morale during World …

Joseph Stalin

The Traditional Console Life Cycle is Dying

For the last several years, the consoles have been moving toward a tipping point. Now with all the major console players on the same platform as the PC, I believe a paradigm shift has occurred that will end the traditional five-to-seven-year console life cycle. In its place will be a quicker …

Unreal Engine

Fan-Made Trailer Takes An Alternative Look At Nintendo Switch

Running at a little over three minutes, the Nintendo Switch "preview" caused quite a stir when it aired last week. Nintendo's new console had been …

Retrogaming

Monster Australian Spider Carries Off an Entire Mouse

Here's the moment a Huntsman spider dragged a mouse along a fridge<p>Video footage captured in a kitchen in Queensland has just secured Australia's status as home to the world's deadliest animals.<p>Tradesman Jason Wormal was on his way to work on Monday morning when his neighbour stopped him to ask if …

Insects

Why Donald Trump Is Winning Over Many American Hindus

<i>Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump's birthday June 14, 2016. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters</i><p>Eviane Cheng Leidig, <i>University of Oslo</i><p>One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How …

Russia Unveils The New ‘Satan 2’ Missile That Can Supposedly Wipe Texas Off The Map

Russia has been in the news lately largely thanks to its attempts to relaunch the Cold War on the internet and its unquestioning support of the Assad regime in Syria. And now it’s grabbed attention for another reason: They’ve debuted the sequel no one wanted to its “Satan” nuclear missile.<p>The Satan …

Russia

Russia is preparing for nuclear war

Across Russia, 40 million civilians and military personnel just finished up emergency drills aimed at preparing the general population for nuclear or chemical-weapons attacks, The Wall Street Journal's Thomas Grove reports.<p>Video shows Russian civilians practicing along with officials and workers in …

North Korea

Cold war redux? Russia unveils massive Satan 2 ICBM capable of destroying France or Texas in a single hit

Russia has moved to update its nuclear arsenal with an extreme-range, massive payload ICBM designed specifically to defeat anti-missile systems. …

North Africa

Arnold Schwarzenegger: I would have run for president

Arnold Schwarzenegger would have entered the 2016 presidential race if he could have.<p>"If I'd been born in America, I would've run," he revealed to Adweek. "Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race."<p>The Austrian star has been a U.S. citizen since 1983.<p>The former California governor …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

iPhone 7 to remove real home button, invisibly making way for iPhone 8

Apple might be about to remove its headphone jack, prompting anger and fear around the world. But far more important, and less speculated on, is the …

EVE beginner's guide: How to get into EVE Online, gaming's most savage and rewarding MMO

EVE Online is the most difficult MMO you could ever attempt to play—and I'm not being at all hyperbolic here. It's obtuse, incredibly complex, and …

PC Gaming
World History

The case for a UN ban on 'killer robots'

New technology could lead humans to relinquish control over decisions to use lethal force. As artificial intelligence advances, the possibility that machines could independently select and fire on targets is fast approaching. Fully autonomous weapons, also known as “killer robots,” are quickly …

Xbox May Have Just Ended the Console Wars

LOS ANGELES – While E3 is meant to celebrate all things gaming, it’s also a spectator sport. As soon as Sony and Microsoft wrap-up their respective …

10 Bizarre Products Clearly Designed By Psychopaths

The world is full of garbage. Whether you're an environmentalist, a shopper in a big-box store, or navigating your way through an internet that tries …

Get Your Facts Straight, Liberal Idiots, There's A Difference Between The AR-15 And The Sig Sauer MCX Guns

Get Your Facts Straight, Liberal Idio...<br>The dumbass liberal media gets it wrong again! They can't even tell the difference between two guns that have …

Guns