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Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

ADVERTISING<p>WASHINGTON >> U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, …

Hawaii

Hizbollah passes another milestone as Lebanon hurtles towards war

It is far from a trivial event for an Arab country to hold a largely free election, as Lebanon has just done. A country of minorities, with 18 …

Middle East

US commandos help Saudis against Yemen rebels: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) -<p>A team of elite US Green Beret commandos deployed to the Saudi border of Yemen last year to help find and destroy Huthi rebel missile caches, the New York Times reported Thursday.<p>Since Yemen's brutal conflict erupted three years ago, Huthi rebels have fired multiple ballistic …

Middle East

Harsh winter exposed old cemetery on Gallops Island

Gallops Island is silent now, but traces of the tragedy that once cloaked this former quarantine station in Boston Harbor are resurfacing from its …

History

US elevates the role of Cyber Command

After months of talk and planning, US Cyber Command is now just as important as the rest of the Pentagon's commands -- at least, on paper. The …

Cyberwarfare

Is Marx Still Relevant?

From 1949, when Mao Zedong's communists triumphed in China's civil war, until the collapse of the Berlin Wall 40 years later, Karl Marx's historical …

Karl Marx

Thousands protest at Hungary government

An estimated 5,000 people were involved in demonstrations in Hungary on Monday evening ahead of the first session of parliament on Tuesday.<p>About 100 protestors formed a chain front of the Parliament building to oppose the rule of Orbán Viktor and his party Fidesz which won a majority in recent …

War

How We Moved From Cold War to Hot Peace

The West's new confrontation with Russia resembles some aspects of the Cold War, but also features new dynamics, some of which may be even more …

Cold War

U.S. and Middle East special ops forces must improve cooperation, info sharing

AMMAN, Jordan — The U.S. and its Middle East special operations forces partners have worked well together in the recent past both on the battlefield …

War

This American Is A General For A Foreign Army Accused Of War Crimes In Yemen

“We would call him ‘Little Napoleon.’”<p><b>Stephen Toumajan spent</b> most of his professional life as an officer in the US Army — but these days the country he serves is not the US but the United Arab Emirates. He is a major general for the Emirati military, according to his own statements and a UAE …

Military

Israel threatens to 'liquidate' Assad if Iran launches attacks from Syria

May 7 (UPI) -- An Israeli official said Monday his country would kill Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if Iran used Syrian territory to launch …

Middle East

Shi'ite militia groups in Syria to do Iran's dirty work, strike Israel

Israel is bracing for a barrage of missiles to be launched towards military positions along its northern front from Syrian territory.<p>><br>• ><p>An IDF soldier …

Middle East

Our Favorite Picture From Around the World This Month

From the February 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine, a phenomenal photo of the world’s wonders—and more

Nature

Orange Cave Crocodiles May Be Evolving Into a New Species

The crocodiles are known to feast on bats and soak in guano that tans their skin orange.<p>The Abanda cave system in Gabon is not a place you want to live.<p>In the belly of the caves, it's pitch black and hot. Fumes circulating inside tend to cause nausea.<p>And cavers have to wade through sludge.<p>"It looks …

Nature

'Talking' Orca Imitates Human Words—See More Animal Mimics

PUBLISHED JANUARY 31, 2018<p>Vocal mimicry is rare in the animal kingdom—but here are a few creatures that have mastered it.<p>Toddlers are expert imitators, repeating everything you say whether you want them to or not. But tiny humans aren’t the only ones who can imitate words.<p>In a new study, scientists …

Animals

Country diary: this stony grazing is littered with prehistoric remains

North Hill, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall: Marks of cutting on the edges of split rock are softened and disguised by turf, moss, lichen and rushy pools<p>Run-off streams down the lane leading to isolated farmsteads and moorland above the Lynher Valley. Thick moss and pennyworts soak up wetness on boundary …

Prehistory

Langue de Barbarie

A tree seems to grow from the ocean floor on this strange strip of sand slowly being overtaken by the sea.<p>A slim stretch of sand pokes just above the …

Seafloor

New species of lizard discovered

The coastal belt of Thiruvananthapuram is home to many rare species of animals, a discovery by a group of researchers has proved.<p>The team had …

Habitats

Brazil's Pantanal - the world's biggest wetland: in pictures

To celebrate World Wetlands day, WWF is highlighting its work in the Pantanal, the world’s biggest wetland. This pristine environment in South America supports a rich variety of wildlife and plants, while its enormous water reserves are vital for the 8 million people who depend on the Pantanal’s …

Wildlife

This plant can live for more than 1,000 years

Namibia's Welwitschia endures through the cruelest of climates.<p>The southern African nation of Namibia is dominated by the Namib Desert. One of most …

5 unique adaptations in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory of evolution. The strikingly unique life found in the archipelago, both on its shores and below the …

Zoology

How children are fighting to save tortoises from climate change

The teens are huddled, hushed, peering at a motionless giant tortoise that lies at their feet. Is it alive?<p>The tortoise's shell glistens, but it …

National Parks

The World's Loneliest Gannet Has Died by The Side of His Only Love

A tragic love affair between a bird and a block.<p>Nigel, a handsome gannet bird who lived on a desolate island off the coast of New Zealand, died …

New Zealand

23 Photos From Planet Earth: Blue Planet II That Will Remind You to Give Props to Mother Nature

Just in case you forgot how amazing Mother Nature truly is, BBC America's <b>Planet Earth: Blue Planet II</b> is here to remind you. The Emmy-winning Planet …

The Ultimate Galapagos Liveaboard Adventure

<i>These enchanted isles give up their secrets as you crisscross the equator.</i><p>Thank goodness for the lowly barnacle. I’m locked in a death grip with …

Scuba Diving

Meet the London museum curator who’s devoted her life to spiders

<i>Jan Beccaloni has been the Natural History Museum’s arachnid expert for more than 20 years: a job that’s seen her defending the reputation of spiders</i> …

A salty cure for a deadly frog disease

It's been described by scientists as the "most devastating wildlife disease ever known" — a deadly fungus that has caused the mass global extinction …

Zoology

Through Books, I Learned to Love the Natural World I Never Saw

Surrounded by concrete and desert, I fed my curiosity about plants and animals with my favorite novel<i>Novel Gazing</i><i> is Electric Literature’s personal</i> …

Nature

This tiny fungus looks just like a bird's nest

If you look very closely at dead wood as you're walking through a forest, you might find something that looks a bit like the a cluster of nests made …

Bioluminescent waves glowing in Big Sur

<i>This article appeared on KSBW.</i><p>BIG SUR, Calif. — A starry night sky in Big Sur is always dazzling, but this week, Big Sur looks even more magical with lights twinkling from above and below.<p>Brilliant blue waves are glowing under Bixby Bridge because of a bioluminescent phytoplankton bloom.<p>Krieger …