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10 adorable animals that got stuck in unfortunate places in 2015

This was a banner year for animals getting stuck in things.<p>Dogs got stuck in cat doors. A horse got stuck in a bathtub. A leopard managed to insert …

Amazing footage shows why the U-2 is one of the most difficult planes to land

As we have already seen in the U-2 clips taken at Beale Air Force Base, this iconic reconnaissance aircraft requires some special landing assistance from chase cars driven by experienced pilots who talk to their colleagues aboard the U-2s during take-off or landing.<p>Because the pilot's view on a …

U2

11 of the Greatest Air Battles in Military History

Air to air combat has played a decisive role in war since the beginning of the 20th century. While battles are increasingly played out behind …

Aerospace

This Video Is A Symphonic Ride Through The History Of Blue Angels Jets

Our good friends over at Sierrahotel.net put together an awesome video showing the lineage of the Blue Angel’s jet age mounts set to the Bach’s …

Zoo Tiger Befriends Goat Meant to Be His Dinner

We all play with our food sometimes, but rarely does it become our best friend.<p>Timur the goat was placed in the cage of a Siberian tiger – also known …

Celebrity Gossip

Rare red-footed falcon is shot dead in Cambridgeshire

The bird had previously drawn crowds of birdwatchers across the UK<p>A rare and protected bird of prey, which had drawn crowds of birdwatchers around the UK has been found shot dead.<p>The red-footed falcon was spotted in Stoke in July and had “delighted” nature lovers in the Midlands and East of …

Turkey shooting down plane was 'planned provocation' says Russia, as rescued pilot claims he had no warning - latest

Russian and Syrian special forces free second pilot of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey, says defence minister

Polar Bear Cub Gets Helping Hand at Columbus Zoo

Two Polar Bear cubs were born November 6 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Animal Care staff observed new mom, Aurora, caring for the newborns. …

Air Pollution

Intense video shows Russian warplanes carpet bombing in Syria

Beginning on Nov. 17, the Russian Air Force has started pounding ground targets across Syria using its heavy bombers: Tu-95MS, Tu-160 and Tu-22M.<p>During the first wave, 5 x Tu-160 Blackjack, 6 x Tu-95MS Bear and 14 x Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers flew round trip missions from airbases in Russia: …

Military

Giraffes Are Much Closer To Extinction Than Anyone Realizes

Frontier Gap<p>Conservation has increased in importance over the last years. More organizations and governments are getting involved in raising …

Endangered Species

Boeing stands ready to sell A-10 Warthogs to U.S. allies

There is more of a push coming from Boeing to sell surplus A-10 attack aircraft. As Defence Watch readers know the U.S. Air Force wants to retire the …

U.S. warplanes target 116 oil trucks allegedly used by Islamic State in Syria

Aiming to choke off the funding that has helped make<p>Islamic Statethe world's wealthiest terrorist group, the U.S. military has stepped up efforts to eliminate the group's illicit oil production and smuggling capabilities.<p>Four A-10 attack planes and two AC-130s gunships signaled the shift on Sunday …

Middle East

Military Stocks Rally as France Vows 'Pitiless' War on ISIS

<b>UPDATED</b><p>Defense contractors rallied on Wall Street amid calls for the U.S., France and their allies to step up military action targeting Islamic State terrorists following attacks in Paris on Friday.<p>Shares of aerospace and security giant Lockheed Martin (LMT), which is leading the F-35 fighter jet …

Northrop Grumman

Amusement Park Sued Over Lonely, Cigarette-Smoking, Soda-Drinking Chimpanzee

Animal rights activists have sued Dixie Landin’ park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to have a soda-guzzling, cigarette-smoking chimpanzee named Candy …

Loneliness

Latest On Paris Attacks: Police Search For A New Suspect, Say There Could Be More

On the final day of national mourning, Paris is still trying to regain a sense of normalcy, after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks Friday left 129 people dead.<p>It's hard, NPR's David Greene reports. For example, he met 23-year-old Anne Sophie Pratta, who was making her way back to her …

European History

These are the world’s critically endangered animals

There are 17 species on the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) critically endangered list. The South China tiger, which has not been seen in the wild for …

This 360 Cockpit Video Of The Blue Angels Is Absolutely Exhilarating

We have seen a ton of Blue Angels videos, some of them very intense, but now you can fly right along with them in the cockpit, looking where you …

Spectacular video of a Mig-29 Fulcrum pulling into a vertical climb

Filmed at the recent RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) at RAF Fairford, UK, the following video shows a Polish Air Force Mig-29 Fulcrum jet beginning its display with an amazing takeoff followed by a vertical climb.<p>Although other fast jets are able to perform the same maneuver, the video has …

Viral

America's 5 Next Generation Super Weapons

The United States military is far by the most technologically advanced and capable force the Earth has ever seen.<p>From satellites, to stealth fighters …

Watch This Teenager Snapchat The Moment A Plane Tragically Crashed Into Her Apartment Complex

Paige McVeigh was doing what many youths do when they’re bored and have a camera ready in hand: taking a selfie. What McVeigh didn’t expect was a flash of light from a Hawker H25 business jet streaming through her window and streaking across her face before the jet smashed into her apartment …

Airplanes

This Cockpit Video Of Bulgaria's Two-Ship C-27J Spartan Demo Is Intense

The Alenia C-27J Spartan is truly the high-performance SUV of the air. It is powerful, tough and can haul full-sized pallets used by the C-130 …

Boeing Just Sold $8 Billion Worth of its Newest Planes

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing (BA) has just announced a big order for the latest version of its best-selling 737 Max line of airplanes.<p>The company …

The 10 safest airlines in the world

A quick search on Google yields plenty of varying methods of ranking the world's airlines. You can easily sort airlines (at least those in the US) out by their on-time performance, complaints, baggage handling, and which magazine you're carrying. Expand your horizons a bit to look at the worldwide …

Aviation

Japan's first passenger jet takes off in maiden test flight

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) -- developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries -- lifted off from the runway at Nagoya airport.<p>The approximately 35-metre (115-foot) long two-engine aircraft flew smoothly upward into clear skies in central Japan, said AFP journalists at the scene.<p>The plane marks a …

Aerospace

US Air Force Might Delay Retiring A-10 Attack Plane

<b>The United States Air Force is rethinking</b> its plans to retire the venerable A-10 attack plane in response to an uptick in the demand for combat …

Military

Officials Find Horrifying Surprise Inside Shipping Crates

Last week, officials at the Laos border stopped a suspicious man who was trying to cross into Thailand with dozens of red crates. When they opened …

Wildlife

Here’s why the Air Force’s B-52 has only gotten better with age

If the B-52 was a person it'd be old enough to retire and collect social security, but instead we're using it to bomb America's enemies in the Middle East.<p>As the cliché saying goes — it's like a fine wine, it only gets better with age. And in the case of the B-52, it's true. Boeing's B-52 …

Military