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“Overthrow of Assad No Longer Enforceable”. Obama Advisors Recommend US Military Withdrawal From Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>High-level security advisors to US President Barack Obama recommended that the US should withdraw its military forces from Syria and abandon plans of</i> …

NASA finds evidence of recent flowing water on Mars

A NASA spacecraft circling Mars has found evidence of water on the Red Planet’s surface — liquid that flowed in our lifetime, not in some dim and more verdant past.<p>New data reveal that Earth’s close neighbor boasts multiple seeps of salt-laden water that were wet, or at least damp, as recently as …

Stunning images reveal SpaceX's revolutionary approach to landing on Mars

And as mind-blowing as these innovative ideas are, the video animations and illustrations that bring Space X's goals to life are equally impressive.<p>But these animations and illustrations aren't just fiction and propaganda: They are a way for SpaceX to envision the future and make it a reality.<p>For …

Space Travel

Engineless Glider Takes First Historic Flight, On Way To Edge Of Space

An engineless glider designed to reach the edge of space, the first aircraft of its kind, made history Wednesday as it took to the air in its maiden flight over an airfield in Oregon.<p>The Perlan 2, piloted by Jim Payne and Morgan Sandercock, reached an altitude of 5,000 feet above the Redmond …

A Brief History of Fashion’s Kinkiest Boot

The thigh-or-higher stocking boot is one of those borrowed-from-the-boys accessories that took on a sexual charge when adapted for women. A sort of hybrid between the medieval courtier’s second-skin tights, the fisherman’s sturdy gaiters, and the soft armor of the dashing musketeer, it was most …

Yves Saint-Laurent

How a $2.7 billion air-defense system became a 'zombie' program - Los Angeles Times

Unknown to most Americans, the Pentagon has spent $2.7 billion developing a system of giant radar-equipped blimps to provide an early warning if the country were ever attacked with cruise missiles, drones or other low-flying weapons.<p>After nearly two decades of disappointment and delay, the system — …

Military

These Amazing Artifacts Take You Inside Japan’s Little-Known Trip To The Moon

You did learn about Japan’s moon visit in school, right?<p>It’s a little-known story of Cold War space exploration: After a Japanese engineer found a fragment of moon rock on a golf course, he got inspired to fund his own secret trip to the moon.<p>The engineer, named Akitoshi Fujiyama, built a mission …

Russia and Iran are declaring victory over the West in Syria

Speaking to reporters on his way to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Prime Minister said Mr Assad had no "long-term" future but suggested he could remain in place during a transition period.<p>Germany and America have also talked up the possibility of keeping him in place in …

Middle East

Russia is not bluffing with the Turkish stream project

A major reason for South Stream's cancellation was attributed to the exit from the project of Bulgaria, one of the key countries through which this pipeline would pass.<p>Instead, Russia and its regional partners, including Turkey, are now discussing a new pipeline project—Turkish Stream, sometimes …

North Africa

Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey

Subterranean retreat may have sheltered thousands of people in times of trouble.<p>When the invaders came, Cappadocians knew where to hide: underground, in one of the 250 subterranean safe havens they had carved from pliable volcanic ash rock called tuff.<p>Now a housing construction project may have …

Archaeology

Iran to buy Russian aerospace equipment and planes worth $21bln - report

Tehran will pay $21 billion for satellite equipment and Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) passenger aircraft from Russia, an Iranian official told …

8 Useful Tips To Win Screenwriting Competitions by Sasha Allay

“How to win screenwriting competitions” is one of the top Google searches bringing writers to this blog, so when Sasha got in touch with this great, …

Writing

Blood Moon in pictures: Total 'supermoon' lunar eclipse seen around the world

Supermoon

Aviation experts raise $400m to return Concorde to the skies

The world’s only supersonic passenger plane could return to the skies, with a group of aviation enthusiasts raising more than $400 million to see the …