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The world’s best-dressed Sikh was kicked off a flight for his turban

<i>This post has been updated to include comments from Waris Ahluwalia and Aeromexico.</i><p>Waris Ahluwalia—the actor and jewelry designer whose face will look familiar to fans of Wes Anderson films and anyone who has ever clicked through a slideshow of a fashion party—reported this morning via Instagram …

Mexico City

US to deploy hundreds of troops in Afghanistan to thwart Taliban

Hundreds of additional US troops are slated to deploy to a volatile province in Afghanistan to bolster the local military against a resurgent Taliban, the Guardian has learned.<p>By month’s end, a force described as battalion-strength, consisting of mostly army soldiers, will arrive in Helmand …

Afghanistan

The Case for an International Moon Base

Toward the end of 2015, officials from Russia’s space program announced plans to begin a series of lunar missions that would culminate in the …

Space Exploration

The 50 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016

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New World War 2 Shooter Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Battalion 1944 has now reached its funding goal.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>A new World War 2 shooter is in the works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game, Battalion 1944, is a multiplayer shooter from UK studio Bulkhead Interactive that aims to capture the "core of classic …

World War II

Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

In 2015, private-intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, published its Decade Forecast, in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor …

The Martian was right. NASA Is studying Peruvian potatoes for farming on Mars.

In last year's Hollywood film The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, is left for dead by his crew after being caught in a sandstorm on Mars. In order to survive, Watney plants some potatoes that NASA had sent up with his crew. In this case, science fiction isn't far from …

Here's how John Krasinski from 'The Office' got ripped in 4 months for his first action movie

John Krasinski is known best for his comedic work, like lovable Jim Halpert on "The Office."<p>But starting Friday, we'll see him in a new way as he stars in his first action movie, Michael Bay's "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."<p>Krasinski told Men's Health he had just four months to train …

NASA’s New 'Dream Chaser' Cargo Ship Can Fly to the ISS and Back In Hours

That's good news for certain kinds of biological and physical science experiments.<p>NASA will soon be able to customize resupply missions to the International Space Station, ordering them a la carte or in bundles from three different providers. The agency announced the next round of commercial …

'Teen' Hacker Claims Another Victim In Campaign Against Government

The teen hacker who pranked the US spy chief is now bragging about hacking social media accounts of a former intelligence executive.<p>The alleged teen hacker who hacked the telephone account of US spy chief James Clapper earlier this week, diverting calls to his house to a pro-Palestinian …

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

Great White Shark Dies After 3 Days In Captivity At Aquarium

The 11.5-foot shark sank to the bottom of the aquarium after refusing to eat since being accidentally caught on Tuesday.<p>A great white shark died Friday at a Japanese aquarium after just three days in captivity since being accidentally caught and brought in.<p>The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium said the …

White Shark

The Entire Universe As We Know It In One Spectacular Photograph

There’s a tremendous amount of information available about the universe, so much so that it’s a feat to even comprehend how much scientists have documented. In 1946, we saw the very first photograph from outer space; 70 years later, we have images of over 5,500 different galaxies courtesy of the …

Pluto's icebergs appear to float in a sea of nitrogen ice in new photos

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — New images of Pluto beamed back to Earth from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft show the dwarf planet's flat plains and "icebergs" …

Harrison Ford Dethrones Samuel L. Jackson as the Highest-Grossing Actor in Box Office History

Whenever you say things like "<b>Harrison Ford</b> is a god" or "<b>Samuel L. Jackson</b> is also a god," few people will argue with you because these are, quite …

Star Wars game eerily predicted huge Force Awakens spoiler

Game-playing <i>Star Wars</i> fans might have felt an eerie sense of déjà vu while watching a climactic scene in <i>The Force Awakens</i>.<p>Because a game from <i>five</i> …

Lucasfilm just demolished the crazy rumor about who actually plays the internet's favorite Stormtrooper

When an unnamed stormtrooper from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" randomly became the film's breakout star, the internet was quick to think Londoner Alex Rolt was the man behind the mask. Why? Well, Rolt tweeted about his involvement in the film, and even gave an interview with an English outlet …

NASA Probes Giant Magnetic Explosions Around Earth

Nine months after launch, NASA’s MMS probes return "promising initial results."<p>We tend to think of space as this totally empty vacuum, although the reality is that it's bubbling over with activity from electrically charged particles and electromagnetic fields.<p>The interplay of these electrically …

The Earliest and Faintest Galaxies in the Universe

<i>A new research observation by an international team of astrophysicists using the Hubble Space Telescope has led to the discovery of the largest sample of the faintest, smallest, and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.</i><p>Gravitational lensing is an awesome natural phenomena that allows us to study …

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Death from Above: Mass Extinctions Tied to Comet Strikes

Many of Earth's mass extinctions over the eons have been caused by comet strikes, a new study suggests.<p>Over the past 260 million years, cratering …

Extinction

Toddler in airport window encapsulates Russia plane tragedy

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Ten-month-old Darina Gromova presses her soft, barely-toddler hands on the window of an airport terminal. "The main …

Airplanes

This Special Halo 5 Collectible Is Only Available on Military Bases

There are all sorts of Halo 5 collectibles to pick up this fall, be it collector's editions of the game, the themed console, or limited-edition controllers. But there's one special item that's recently come to light that you can't buy just anywhere, and it's not because you failed to preorder …

Halo

Porsche pulled into VW emissions-cheating scandal with new EPA charges

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday levied additional charges against Volkswagen, pulling its subsidiary Porsche into the global emissions-cheating scandal.<p>The agency also added a new engine -- the 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder -- and several more models to the list of vehicles it says …

California Air Resources Board

Back to the drawing board: The worst firearms ever made

See the most ill-conceived weapons of ever made.<p>ZIP .22LR according to ZIP Factory is the next generation of future weapons in a light, compact form …

Meet the 17-year-old who has 2 degrees, flies planes, and is deferring his master's to work at NASA

Life is filled with contrasts for Cavalin, a 17-year-old from San Gabriel, California, who has dashed by major milestones as his age seems to lag behind. He graduated from community college at age 11. Four years later, he had a bachelor's in math from the University of California, Los Angeles.<p>This …

Internet firms to be banned from offering unbreakable encryption under new laws

Companies such as Apple, Google and others will no longer be able to offer encryption so advanced that even they cannot decipher it when asked to under the Investigatory Powers Bill<p>Internet and social media companies will be banned from putting customer communications beyond their own reach under …

Privacy

Artificial Object in Trans-lunar Orbit to Impact Earth on November 13

Get ready for a man-made fireball. A object discovered by the <b>Catalina Sky Survey</b> on Oct 3rd temporarily designated WT1190F is predicted to impact the …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …