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7 Maps That Explain The United States' Strategy

What is striking about American strategy is its paradoxical nature: The fact that each solution to a threat poses a new threat.<p>Since its birth, the United States has sought to defend itself. The US approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources… and now, it …

Geopolitics

Holy

Open Letter to a Nazi Mass Murderer

In 1944, Nazi troops surrounded the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane and slaughtered all but seven villagers. Werner Christukat was one of those …

World History

Here's What An Undercover CIA Agent Learned About Foreign Policy

When you picture an undercover CIA agent, you may think of Claire Danes on <i>Homeland</i>. But the CIA isn't just the stuff of action movies and TV dramas. …

Gen. Flynn: Why the silence about the deadly terror threat in our own hemisphere?

Nearly five years ago, the U.S. government announced the arrest of an Iranian-American for plotting the assassination of the Saudi Arabian Ambassador at a restaurant he favored in downtown Washington.<p>A successful assassination would have likely killed and wounded hundreds of Americans out for an …

National Security

This week in patents: NASA, Microsoft, Boeing, and more

Wireless charging hasn’t met the success that was anticipated – and rightly so. Although existing wireless chargers do away with tangled wires, they are still heavily limited in usability. The device to be charged needs to be placed on the wireless charging pad and is rendered unusable while being …

Magnetism

Asia has yet to confront its past – be grateful Europe did

China and Japan may be thriving, but so are old antagonisms that poison diplomacy and politics. The progress of the entire east Asia region is at stake<p>Travelling from Europe to Asia can provoke a tinge of envy. Asia will define the 21st century. Europe resembles a basket case. Asia is the new …

20+ Of The Funniest Food Tweets Ever

Food is that other great necessity, closely related to crude bodily functions, that is the topic of many jokes. From the over-top exploding diner …

Solar FPV Plane Flies Forever

We love solar power. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it’s relatively lightweight and involves fragile high technology. Just the sort of …

Stop ruining the future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Climate change can seem so big it's impossible to fix.<p>Just take a second to think about what's at stake: We're talking super droughts, scarier storms, sinking islands, flooded cities and mass extinctions in the animal world.<p>If we don't do something -- a lot of somethings -- fast then we …

Climate

The Air Force Has a Real Plan to Build a Replacement for the A-10

But can any airplane be as beloved as the Warthog?<p>The U.S. Air Force may be planning to build a close-air support aircraft to replace the A-10 Warthog after all. According to <i>Flightglobal</i>, a draft requirement for such an aircraft—known as A-X—exists and will be reviewed by Air Force Chief of Staff …

Military

I'm on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones

I am in the strange position of knowing that I am on the ‘Kill List’. I know this because I have been told, and I know because I have been targeted …

9 New Skills That Could Make You More Attractive to Employers

When you get to the bottom of your resume, you don’t want to have to list “word processing” as your only skill. And while you <i>could</i> call yourself a …

Employment

Shandra Woworuntu: My life as a sex-trafficking victim

<b>Shandra Woworuntu arrived in the US hoping to start a new career in the hotel industry. Instead, she found she had been trafficked into a world of prostitution and sexual slavery, forced drug-taking and violence. It was months before she was able to turn the tables on her persecutors. Some readers</b> …

Sociology

15 Diarrhea Horror Stories That'll Make You Feel Better About Yourself

Never take a chance on a fart.<p>I was on a second date. We were driving back from dinner, and I felt my stomach cramp up. I pled for him to pull over on the interstate. He questioned if I was OK, but I couldn't even answer because I was puckering my butt cheeks so tightly. Lo and behold, <b>I shit my</b> …

American gun enthusiast blows own leg off after shooting lawnmower packed with explosives

A gun enthusiast gets his leg blown off after shooting at a lawnmower packed with explosives in this graphic video.<p>David Pressley is recovering in …

Belgian Nuclear Plant Security Guard Found Murdered, Entry Badges Stolen

The Belgium newspaper Derniere Heure reported Saturday that a guard at a nuclear plant was found dead after being shot several times and having his security credentials stolen. The paper called the murder an event “completely ignored” by the media.<p>According to the report, the guard was found dead …

Terrorism

Danger close: Spotted by ISIS, Russian special forces officer called for fire on himself

A Russian Special Operations Forces officer reportedly called a strike onto himself when he was compromised and surrounded by ISIS militants near …

Middle East

Microsoft 'makes adjustments' after Tay AI Twitter account tweets racism and support for Hitler

It took less than a day for the internet to teach Microsoft's new artificial intelligence-powered Twitter robot, Tay, to become a racist, sexist Nazi …

Concurrency

Want to be a zombie? Join 'The Walking Dead' immersive show

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — When the lights come on, the scene in front of you isn't pretty: There's a gagged woman handcuffed to a wall, a TV on at full volume and a guy lying on a couch with a gaping belly wound.<p>Such is the troubling landscape that greets audience members at the beginning of the …

This Interactive Graphic Predicts How Many Years You Have Left to Live

No one knows for sure how long they have left, but a visualization from Flowing Data’s (prolific and ever interesting) Nathan Yau can calculate the …

Mardi Gras

Fighter Jet Heads-Up Display For Cycling Eyewear

Fighter jet technology on the bike? A new product puts data like speed, direction, and elevation right into your field of view through a projection …

Augmented Reality

Looking Back at the Poop So Toxic It Grounded a Plane

On the one year anniversary of the poo that grounded a plane, what have we learned? How, collectively, have we grown?<p>In quiet moments, it gets to me. In the middle of the night, when the light is blue and black, I'm there with my eyes bolt open, thinking about it. Thinking: <i>What happened to you,</i> …

British Airways

Why you'll start to see a lot fewer guns on 'The Walking Dead' in the future

Despite their impressive ability to shoot walkers at a distance, it looks as if the survivors on "The Walking Dead" will soon need a much smarter approach to surviving.<p>Tech Insider recently spoke with John Sanders, property master and weapons expert for the hit AMC show. As he told us, the …

Walking
Demographics
LGBTQ

Watch a DIY Semi-Auto Pistol Built From Scratch With Basic Tools

It takes some time and effort, but it's far from impossible.<p>If you look around the internet, you can find pretty much anything. That includes the instructions you need to build a self-loading, semi-automatic pistol completely from scratch, with nothing more than some metal, a few basic tools, and a …

Emerging Technology

Louis CK Begs Fans Not to Vote for Trump in an Epically Hilarious Email. It’s a Must Read. | T.V.S.T.

on March 7, 2016 at 5:23 am<p>Louis C.K. is considered one of those “smart” comedians. He’s not just cheap punchlines and sex jokes; his comedy is very …

Comedy

IWA 2016 - Pistols - Waffen Ferkinghoff - Desert Eagle L5 e L6

03/06/2016 - <b>IWA 2016</b> / New from Waffen Ferkinghoff: the German distributor will import the latest generation of Desert Eagle pistols in Europe<p>Waffen …

Europe