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The CIA Keeps (Accidentally) Legitimizing JFK Conspiracy Theories

Now we learn that the CIA chief at the time did all he could to bury "incendiary" information.<p>It is somewhat lost to history what a writhing ball of snakes the national security establishment was during the three years of John F. Kennedy's presidency, especially after the collapse of the Bay of …

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

As the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war looms, two would-be suicide pilots described how they prepared to die for their emperor and country<p>Hisao Horiyama first learned how he was due to die from a simple slip of white paper. On it were written three options: to volunteer …

Living Rooms

The U.S. Government Operates a Secretive Airline Out of a Commercial Airport — In Plain Sight

The fleet may fly to some of the most secretive sites on Earth, but it’s operated in plain sight at a commercial airport in the U.S.<p>Dubbed Janet Airlines (the prefix pilots use to identify over air traffic radio), the fleet of aircrafts is owned by the U.S. Air Force and flies out of a private …

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Online Life

PlayStation CPU powering probe travelling toward Pluto

The New Horizons space probe which recently completed a flyby of Pluto and beamed new images of the planet back to Earth is being guided by the same CPU which powered the original PlayStation console. As reported by The Verge, the probe contains a MIPS R3000 CPU, repurposed to "fire thrusters, …

Space

How Thatcher and Murdoch made their secret deal

The coup that transformed the relationship between British politics and journalism began at a quiet Sunday lunch at Chequers, the official country retreat of the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. She was trailing in the polls, caught in a recession she had inherited, eager for an assured …

Journalism

Gallipoli: WWI's Most Disastrous Battle

It nearly ruined Winston Churchill’s career and launched Ataturk’s. On this day 100 years ago, tens of thousands died in one the most global battles …

The hidden hand behind the Islamic State militants? Saddam Hussein’s.

SANLIURFA, Turkey — When Abu Hamza, a former Syrian rebel, agreed to join the Islamic State, he did so assuming he would become a part of the group’s promised Islamist utopia, which has lured foreign jihadists from around the globe.<p>Instead, he found himself being supervised by an Iraqi emir and …

European Union Army Plan Aims to Protect Continent from Russia, ISIS

RAMSTEIN, Germany — As conflicts worsen on NATO’s eastern borders, the case is being made for a pan-European army as commanders seek multinational “coalitions of force” — with or without American help.<p>Long-term plans for the creation of a joint European Union force have been tabled that backers say …

British double agent George Blake predicts end of 'American empire'

George Blake, the British double agent, has forecast that the "American empire" will crumble and predicted that every country in the world will one day embrace Communism.<p>In a rare interview given on the occasion of his 88th birthday, the former Soviet agent said he had no regrets and expressed no …

History

Britain Has No Interest in Ukraine. Let's Not Get Bogged Down in Another Foreign War

Many years ago now, or so it seems, at the height of the Cold War, my Commanding Officer had the foresight to enrol some of his junior officers on a …

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980

In 1955 the Museum of Modern Art staged <i>Latin American Architecture since 1945,</i> a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th …

Latin America

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

The airport that launched a thousand conspiracy theories

No airport in the world has been the subject of such persistent conspiracy theories as Denver International, which celebrates its 20th birthday today.<p>Soon after the first flight – United’s service to Kansas City – left the tarmac, the murmurings began. They initially focused on the view of the …

Paranormal

Cover-to-Cover: Summer of Apollo 11 (1969)

Aviation Week has covered scores of technological triumphs over its history, but no achievement received as much prominence as the Apollo 11 moon …

Space Exploration

Why the CIA Killed Imad Mughniyeh

It was paying back a generation-old blood debt.<p>The CIA doesn’t assassinate often anymore, so when it does the agency picks its targets carefully. The story uncovered last weekend by the <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Newsweek</i> the CIA’s reported role in the February 2008 assassination of Hezbollah master …

It’s On: Asia’s New Space Race

While NASA and the European Space Agency gets most of the world’s attention, China, Japan and India are racing for the heavens.<p>The general public in …

Natural born killers: the real American Snipers

No, the NSA Isn't Like the Stasi—And Comparing Them Is Treacherous

Jasper Rietman<p><b>Ever since Edward</b> Snowden handed thousands of National Security Agency documents over to filmmaker Laura Poitras and writer Glenn …

Surveillance

How do Planetary Flybys Work?

Gravity assists -- flybys -- are pretty neat. These precision maneuvers that involve harnessing and using the gravity of a planet to accelerate and direct a spacecraft to its destination. It’s often described as a slingshot maneuver as though the planet grabs and flings a passing spacecraft along …

Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea

American intervention in Korea has frequently sparked protests, especially over film. An examination of the complicated history of America and its …

Our countdown heats up with this booze-fuelled Russian epic, which warmed the hearts of critics at Cannes – and had officials at the Kremlin steaming<p>• Peter Bradshaw on Leviathan: ‘A new Russian masterpiece’<br>• Interview: Andrei Zvyagintsev<br>• Nominate your choice in our form at the bottom of the …

The world's oldest airlines – how many have you flown with?

Aviation

New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs.<p>Warheads in the nation's stockpile are an average of 27 years old, which …

Watch the Sexist PlayStation Ad Sony Quickly Pulled From YouTube

Sony quickly and quietly pulled a PlayStation ad from its European YouTube account this weekend that bears a greater resemblance to soft-core porn …

This Is the Best Cheap Wi-Fi Router You Can Buy

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy.</i> <i>Read the original full article below at</i> …