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The ‘barbaric’ tradition of throwing live turkeys from planes continues in the Ozarks

By Peter Holley<p>Peter Holley<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>If all goes according to plan, a live turkey will be tossed Saturday from a moving airplane 500 feet above the annual Turkey Trot Festival in Yellville, Ark.<p>If history is any guide, one of three things will happen next.<p>Option 1: The bird …

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We have money to fight climate change. It's just that we're spending it on defense | Kenneth Pennington

Stopping one fighter plane program would save enough to build wind farms to power 320,000 homes. We need to drastically reassess our priorities<p>One year ago this week, I was sitting in a cramped hotel room with 15 other staffers in Las Vegas for Bernie Sanders’ first debate for the presidential …

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Japan Goes Gaga Over Boeing's New Tanker Jet

Boeing's KC-46 leads the way -- all the way to Japan. Image source: Boeing.<p>America's defense contractors have a lot of customers, and in a lot of different countries. One ofthe most important of these is Japan.<p>I know that in theory, Japan's "military" is "only" a self-defense force, but it's a big …

Astronomers Just Found a Second ‘Dyson Sphere’ (‘Alien’) Star

Amongst the far reaches of space, there resides a mysterious alien star whose odd variations in brightness and tendency to dim inexplicably have left …

Watch: eerie footage from inside the eye of Hurricane Matthew

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released video of one of its research planes piercing the dense clouds of Hurricane Matthew and entering the eye of the storm.<p>It follows footage from Friday which showed the plane flying though the storm as it's violently shaken by the …