Mike Mischke

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U.S. Planned to Drop 12 Atomic Bombs on Japan

A week after Nagasaki, Tokyo had still not surrendered. A third weapon was already on its way and a dozen were to follow.<p>LONDON — American military …

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This Website Can Identify the Bird Species in a Photo

If you’re interested at all in bird watching and photography, Merlin Bird Photo ID is a website you should add to your bookmarks. It’s a new website …

Will Big Game Hunters Trade Bullets for Tranquilizer Darts?

A dart hunt of an endangered antelope in Texas sparks debate over “green hunting.”<p>On a cold morning in late February, Chip Wagner stalked an African bongo, an endangered antelope with a striking striped coat. Only Wagner wasn’t in Africa; he was on a hilly game ranch in South Texas. And he wasn’t …

China isn't Russia's answer to crisis with the West

Russia is hoping China will breathe life into its deflated economy.<p>The countries are deepening their trade ties against the backdrop of a shared distrust of the United States. But Russia's pivot to Asia is unlikely to fill the hole left by burning its bridges with the West.<p>President Vladimir Putin …

Readers' Top 10 Gardening Mistakes

Mistake 1: Planting a Garden in the Wrong Spot<p>"Last year we built raised garden beds. They looked beautiful—with fresh mulch all around them and even …

Found: First warm-blooded fish (and we've been eating it for years)

<b>(CNN) —</b> The opah, or moonfish, a large colourful fish living across the world's oceans, has been found to have a warm heart and maintain a high body temperature, according to a report in the journal Science. It's a zoological curiosity and a remarkable evolutionary development for fish.<p>In the cold …

First In Fish: 'Fully Warmblooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

Over decades of studying the oceans' fishes, some species have been found to have partial warmbloodedness. But scientists say the opah, or moonfish, circulates heated blood — and puts it to a competitive advantage.<p>"Nature has a way of surprising us with clever strategies where you least expect …

19 "Zero Dollar" Garden Hacks

Walk into any garden center and you'll find gadgets and gizmos for nearly any outdoor malady. But did you know the remedy for many backyard problems …

Garden Hits & Myths: Tackling the myth of the May long weekend

Print<p>Related<p>‘Never plant your garden until after the May long weekend’<p>Of all the gardening myths that I’ve heard over the years, this is the one that …

Easily Collect Rain Water for Gardening or Other Outdoor Needs

Collecting rain water for your garden, indoor plants, or anything else you need to water outside is easier than it sounds. You’ll need a few …

Gardening

4 Tips To Growing A Productive Garden This Year!

We get asked quite often about the best ways to grow a healthy and more productive garden – so as the garden season approaches in full force during …

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Vegetables have specific requirements, and you must choose your site carefully to ensure a bountiful harvest. Here are the basics you need to consider before you select your seeds. ( at her home in Bedford, New York, is at left.)

Here are all of the problems with the reeling Syrian army

Fatigued, over-stretched, and losing the support of its base constituency, the Syrian Army is conceivably nearing the point of collapse. Major rebel offenses have taken control of the strategic cities of Idlib and Jisr al-Shegour in the north. Meanwhile, a second rebel offensive in the south has …

Middle East

5 clever planting ideas for striking container garden displays

Neirfy/Shutterstock.com<p>Nothing says spring like bulbs. This is an incredible display of brightly coloured flowers that heralds the start of the …

See how bat biology could lead to better aircraft

Our Batplane dreams inch closer to reality<p>Researchers at Johns Hopkins believe their new study on the biology of bats points in the direction of improved air travel. According to a paper published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i>, scientists from Johns Hopkins, along with Columbia University and …

UN peacekeepers repel rebel attack in Timbuktu

<b>Swedish peacekeepers in Mali say they have repelled a rebel attack on Timbuktu twice in two days.</b><p>Heavily armed rebels in trucks fitted with machine guns retreated north of the city on Wednesday, a Swedish commander told the BBC.<p>Fighting has also intensified in other parts of the country in recent …

NPR’s Radiolab Explores the Subject of Graphic War Photographs

NPR’s Radiolab recorded this 30-minute podcast episode titled “Sight Unseen” that explores current issues in conflict photography. We hear war …

S. Korea says Kim Jong Un executed 15 officials

South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has this year ordered the execution of 15 senior officials who were accused of challenging his authority.<p>Lawmaker Shin Kyoung Min said National Intelligence Service chief Lee Byoung Ho also told legislators in …

Our Robot Forces Are Coming: A Drone Just Refueled Mid-Air

The pilots of passenger planes aren't leaving the cockpit for the foreseeable future, but in other applications, aircraft that fly themselves are on …

North Korean nuclear reactor may be operating again, say experts

Satellite images taken between January and April show a North Korean nuclear reactor that can yield material for atomic bombs may be operating again at low power or intermittently, US experts said on Wednesday.<p>A report from David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini at Washington’s Institute for …

North Korea

Seeking to understand Islamic State, Congress hears from foe of Iran

A controversial foe of the Iranian government sought to tie the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group to the regime in Iran before Congress on Wednesday — a link that President Obama and many foreign policy experts have rejected but one that has gained traction on Capitol Hill as Obama …

Un-Challenged: North Korea's Kim Ordered Execution of 15 Officials This Year

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority, South Korea's spy agency told a closed-door parliament meeting on Wednesday.<p>A vice minister for forestry was one of the officials executed for complaining …

Balance in Photography

Balance is one of the least-discussed principles of good composition, but it is perhaps the most important. Photographers, consciously or not, make …

Pentagon says US 'able to respond' if needed after Iran seizes cargo ship

The Pentagon said Wednesday that the U.S. would "be able to respond" if necessary to help a Marshall Islands-flagged ship that was diverted, and boarded, a day earlier by Iran -- though it remains unclear how far the U.S. Navy might be willing to go if the tense situation escalates.<p>Obama …

6 Key Wildlife Photography Tips

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Photo by istockphoto.com / natureniche</i><i><br>Specs: F/7.1, 1/25 sec, ISO 250, 420mm focal length</i><p>Be prepared<p>Animal encounters can be fleeting, so …

12 Upcycled Planters You Can Make From Stuff You Have at Home

With warm weather becoming a reality, we are beyond stoked for all the gardening and fun outdoor DIY projects comin’ our way. Our favorite for this spring? DIY planters made with upcycled materials, of course! These 12 easy <i>and</i> budget-friendly planters are made with materials you probably already …

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