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Scientists find 1,500-year-old pre-Viking settlement beneath new airport site

The greatest archaeological treasures come from garbage.<p>When Norway announced plans to expand its Ørland Airport this year, archaeologists got …

Trump says he has an instinct for sensing threats

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the hunt for the perpetrators of the attacks in Paris continue, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday …

Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Last year, NASA released a 20-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that was made up of over 2 million infrared photos. Back in January, NASA published a …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Germany will discuss the European Union's plan to distribute 160,000 refugees among member nations with foreign ministers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia on Friday.<p><b>2.</b> Japan continues to battle massive flooding related to Typhoon Etau as thousands of rescuers descend on a …

Photos Show A Rare Glimpse Of The 'Real' North Korea

But do pictures ever tell the truth?<p>It's no mystery why North Korea is known as the Hermit Kingdom. The government, officially called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, relies on a combination of isolation and propaganda to communicate its image to its citizens and the world. Because it's …

These graphics show just how much of an insane outlier the US is on guns

Despite signs of decline in gun ownership, the US still has a huge number of private guns. In 2012, Americans owned an estimated 270 million guns, almost 42 percent of the total number of civilian-owned guns on the entire planet:<p>In developed countries, there is a strong correlation between the …

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The fake battle that fooled IS supporters - and their opponents

<b>A fake battle, invented in a hail of tweets by a London man, has tricked both so-called Islamic State's supporters, and their opponents, supporters of Shia militia fighters in Iraq.</b><p>It was supposedly an intense battle involving Islamic State and Shia and Iraqi government fighters. Soon after the …

Team Obama’s B.S. ISIS Body Count

The administration claims it’s killed 10,000 ISIS fighters. The truth is, they have no idea what the real death toll is—or if that tally means …

The Zeppelin That Bombed London and Changed the World

Crude as it was, the Zeppelin that struck London in June 1915 changed the world by bringing faraway wars home. But has airpower ever won a war?<p>LONDON …

25 Moments That Changed America

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The Argument Against the 'Scientific' Origin of Life

You have heard Creationists and their sympathizers evoke the comment that you cannot assemble life from randomness. What you don't know is that this is an intentional misunderstanding of science that, unfortunately, works to sway millions of people.<p>In his 1983 book, <i>The Intelligent Universe</i>, …

Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of …

The U.S. Wants To Trade With A Country Where Slavery Looks Like This

Malaysia's grim human rights record has become a problem for the Obama administration as it tries to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a wide-ranging trade pact between the U.S., Malaysia and 10 other countries that border the Pacific Ocean.<p>Last week, the Senate passed legislation to bar the …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Why good people do bad things

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or lie on an expense report. But we all face temptations, and sometimes we give in to them. A new study suggests that being aware of these temptations, and thinking about their long-term consequences, could help …

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The U.S. Navy’s brutal new war on the Arctic

This fishing season, the government plans to detonate thousands of pounds of toxic munitions in the Gulf of Alaska<p>I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the state, the Alaska Range. Three times I stood atop the mountain the Athabaskans call …

Why Obama has come to regret underestimating the Islamic State

The terrorists that the White House once dismissed as amateurs are closer than ever to creating a viable nation state<p>Have any words come back to haunt President Obama so much as his description of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant last team as a “JV” - junior varsity - team of terrorists?<p>This …

The end of religion as we know it: Why churches can no longer hide the truth | Salon.com

The recent Pew survey shows that Islam is the fastest growing religion, not because people are converting to Islam, but because they’re having more babies. The fertility rate is much higher than that of any other religious group. That means we’re going to have more and more children growing up with …

Here's the one big problem with China's supposedly amazing schools

Fifteen-year-olds around the world take the PISA every three years, and it's become the gold standard of ranking nations in terms of educational strength.<p>In comparison to China, the US scored 36th in math, 28th in science, and 24th in reading on the last PISA ranking.<p>China's dominance on …

Putin Takes Swipe at U.S. in Massive Red Square Military Parade

Thousands of Russian troops marched across Red Square, tanks rumbled through the streets and jets screamed overhead on Saturday in a huge military parade marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.<p>Western leaders boycotted the parade over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis but …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

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Military Daily News

Most Popular Military News<p>A bank restored funds to America's oldest living veteran's bank account after a mystery thief stole all of his savings.<p>A …

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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

<i>Dr. Robin DiAngelo explains why white people implode when talking about race.</i><p>I am white. I have spent years studying what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race. This is what I have learned: Any white person living in the United States will …

The God of the Roman Catholics is not the God of the Bible

The God of the Roman Catholics is not the God of the Bible<p>5/02/2015 Catholicism 68 Comments<p>There is a God who caused the Bible to be written in a …

XB-70 Valkyrie

The B-70 Valkyrie, with a planned cruise speed of Mach 3 and operating altitude of 70,000 feet, was to be the ultimate high-altitude, high-speed …