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Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record

The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history.<p>As of today (March 25), …

Japan's elderly account for 20% of all crime — and it's turning prisons into nursing homes

The share of crimes committed by the elderly in Japan has risen dramatically in recent years. According to 2015 data from the National Police Agency, 5.8% of arrests in 2005 involved people 65 years or older. Within the decade, that rate had risen to 20%,the AFP reports.<p>As more of these senior …

German opposition leader calls for security union with Russia, dissolution of NATO

The parliamentary leader of Germany's largest opposition party has urged the dissolution of the NATO alliance. Her remarks come after US …

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Study: Air Pollution Heightens Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Exposure to air pollution was shown to increase the risk of obesity and diabetes in rats, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Duke University …

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Why Have Female Hurricanes Killed More People Than Male Ones?

Here’s a simple fact with an uncertain explanation: historically, hurricanes with female names have, on average, killed more people than those with male ones.<p>Kiju Jung from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign made this discovery after analysing archival data about the 94 hurricanes that …