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China Parades Its Newest Tanks and Armored Vehicles

China put its ground vehicles through their paces for the home crowd, as well as potential customers.<p>Most attention regarding China's recent military modernization and buildup has concentrated on air and naval forces. That's only natural, since they're the tip of the spear and the equipment most …

The Air Force Wants To Build Some Very Fast Cruise Missiles

The HAWC missile would absolutely scream at Mach 5.<p>The U.S. Air Force is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create an air-breathing cruise missile capable of speeds of up to 3,836 miles per hour. So-called hypersonic cruise missiles would give the military the …

Iran violates limit established in nuclear deal, UN finds

Iran violated one of the terms of its nuclear deal signed with six world powers by exceeding a limit on its heavy water stockpile, according to a report from United Nations monitors on Wednesday -- the same day the rogue nation demanded the U.S. stick to the deal, no matter what.<p>The confidential …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

This story originally appeared on March 31, 2014. The dogs of war. We hear it all the time. But...<p>This story originally appeared on March 30, 2014. …

Hezbollah leader supports Trump's claim that US created IS

BEIRUT (AP) — Donald Trump has found at least one supporter for his allegation that the U.S. administration founded the Islamic State group.<p>The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group quoted Trump at a rally in the country's south Saturday, saying the presidential candidate's statements were …

Hassan Nasrallah: 'There is no location in Israel outside of our cross-hairs'

The Hezbollah leader also thanked Syria and Iran for their assistance in the war ten-years-ago, and noted that his terror organization "is …

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's The Difference?

In light of North Korea's recent claim that they tested a hydrogen bomb, here's an explainer on how these nuclear weapons work<p><b>Related on TestTube</b><b><br>Who</b> …

North Korea

150,000 penguins perish after giant iceberg traps colony

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 penguins have died since being stranded by a vast iceberg that became lodged off the coast of Antarctica six years ago, according to the journal Antarctic Science.<p>Combined with expanding ice, the B09B iceberg, which at 1,120 square miles is almost the size of Rhode Island, has …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

‘For the Record’: Understanding the Threat of EMP

An Electromagnetic Pulse attack could result in the greatest loss of life in human history, but most people have never heard of an EMP.<p>An EMP can be triggered by detonating a nuclear warhead above the earth’s atmosphere, which would release a pulse of energy that could destroy electrical grids and …

The Surprising Way Ships' Wakes Could Help Ease Global Warming

It's all about making the Earth's surface more reflective.<p>The shipping industry gets blamed for its share of environmental ills, from air and water pollution to collisions that kill whales and other marine animals.<p>But in a new paper published last week in the Journal of Geophysical Research: …

ISIS may have saved the A-10

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS seems determined to destroy much of what's in its path as it tries to conquer more territory in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, but it may have inadvertently saved a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets.<p>Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force's vice chief of staff, tells Defense News the rise of the …

Pollution May Actually Be Good for the Earth

The hazy weather caused by pollution has made plants far more productive when it comes to scrubbing greenhouse gasses out of the air. Scientists say …

Scott Weiland: A Life in Pictures

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Scientists discover 308-million-year-old tropical forest in the Arctic

The trees date back approximately 380 million years, to a time when the continents existed in a very different arrangement from today’s world. At …

Global Warming

There are six quintillion gallons of water buried beneath the Earth's crust

The adage “out of sight, out of mind” applies to a whole lot of things in this world, but we usually don’t think of water as being one of them. After …

Earth Science

Scientists Find New Clues In Old Mystery Of How Earth Got Its Water

Water may have been a part of our planet's history since the beginning.<p>About three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water. But how did it get there?<p>While some scientists believe water was delivered by icy space rocks smashing into the planet after it was formed, others have argued …

Solar System

Tiny Machine Paddles Water, Eats Pollution, Spits Out Electricity

Row, row, row your bot<p>Inside these tiny machines is a colony of hungry bacteria, yearning to eat. The row-bot, as this charming little device is named, paddles about on the surface of water, funneling waste and pollution into its bacteria-rich stomach and receiving electrical power in return. It’s …

Protons

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

Robin Williams' widow says he 'only had three years left' after Parkinson's diagnosis

In her first interview since the comedian's death Susan Williams says he was 'living a nightmare'<p>Robin Williams' widow has said the actor had only "three years left" to live as he became increasingly ill with Parkinson's Disease before he committed suicide.<p>The Oscar-winning actor and comedian took …

The Evacuated Chernobyl Is Now Teeming With Wildlife

Human habitation is more devastating to animals than nuclear fallout<p>On April 26, 1986, reactor four of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was destroyed by an unexpected surge of power during testing. The explosion was followed by a violent fire that spewed tremendous amounts of …

Wildlife

The Worst Nuclear Disaster in US History That You've Never Heard About

<b>Carey Wedler</b> <b><br>September 28, 2015</b><p><b>(ANTIMEDIA)</b> <i>Los Angeles, CA</i> — The United States government deliberately hid “<i>the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. …

Nuclear Energy

To learn new tools, these crows don’t copy

The New Caledonian crow is an extremely smart corvid and the only non-human species thought to have its own cumulative technological culture.<p>That …

1965 VW Beetle Restomod

This 1965 Volkswagen Beetle is described as a former California car that was customized from the ground up with a chop-top restomod treatment …

This fish ‘snoozes’ for years without food or water

African lungfish, <i>Protopterus annectens</i>, can live in suspended animation, called aestivation, without food and water for three to five years. They …

New photos surface of an illegal fishing trawler chased across three oceans before being scuttled

For 110 days and more than 10,000 nautical miles across two seas and three oceans, the Bob Barker and a companion ship, both operated by the environmental organization Sea Shepherd, trailed the Thunder, a notorious fish poacher.

Aggressive 'walking' fish is heading south towards Australia, scientists warn

The climbing perch, which can live without water for six days, has spread across Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and is believed to be advancing towards Australia<p>A "walking" fish that can move across dry land is threatening to make its way to Australia from Papua New Guinea and could pose a threat …