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A retired Marine and elite fighter pilot breaks down the OODA Loop, the military decision-making process that guides 'every single thing' in life

<b>• Elite fighter pilot and retired Top Gun instructor David Berke says the loop can be used for any decision.</b><p><b>• It consists of four stages that repeatedly feed into each other: observe, orient, decide, and act.</b><p>American fighter pilots dominated their enemies in the Korean War.<p>Their planes — the F-86 …

Military

‘A tragedy for Canada’: Petronas cancels $36B LNG project as B.C. jacks up demands

British Columbia’s new NDP/Green coalition government was in damage control mode after the most ambitious of the province’s proposed liquefied …

Big-name investors are using a '1% rule' to make risky bets that won't devastate you — but could pay off big-time

But when big-name investors make big returns look easy, it's tempting to roll the dice yourself.<p>The latest craze to catch the attention of the mainstream investing community revolves around cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Jason Calacanis, an early investor in startups including …

Investing

Mandy Len Catron’s new book asks: Can 36 questions make people fall in love?

It's been two years since Mandy Len Catron, a sessional lecturer in English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia, offered the world a tempting experiment to "fall in love with anyone."<p>In a staggeringly popular New York Times Modern Love essay, Catron described a date on which …

B-17 Flying Fortress Ride - World War II Planes

My father flew a B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII. Now it's my turn.<p>My father flew 36 missions over Europe during World War II before he was 20 years old. He lived for 81 years, yet rarely talked about his service as a U.S. bombardier. I learned everything I know about the war studying books, …

Aerospace

Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq

A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.<p>The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed Thursday that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the record-breaking shot, killing …

Elon Musk Spent $1 Billion Developing Reusable Rockets - How Fast Can He Make It Back?

We've done the calculations.<p>Rockets are as awe-inspiring as they are wasteful. These marvels of engineering typically become trash soon after launch, …

Happiness

Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's Timeline for Sending People to Mars

Will we see humans on Mars by 2026?<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>SpaceX wants to get to Mars not just …

The US Army and Marine Corps are looking to make big changes to their infantry arsenals

The M16/M4 rifle platform, long the standard for the US Army and Marine Corps, could soon be set aside, as officials in both service branches are looking at new options for both weapons and ammunition.<p>Army researchers are reportedly looking at six different types of ammunition of "intermediate …

Military

Scientists Prove That Negative Thoughts Make You Age Faster

Researchers are finding that your mental patterns could be harming your telomeres — essential parts of the cell’s DNA — and affecting your life and …

Mindfulness

Earth - Life may actually be getting better at evolving

In 1996, a young graduate student called Richard Watson sat down to read a paper on evolution. The article was provocative. It tackled a long-running problem in evolutionary biology: we do not fully understand how organisms can adapt so successfully to their environments.<p>Creatures do not seem to be …

Biology

Density Is The Best Way To Reduce A City’s Carbon Footprint

Ending sprawl could be even more important than applying the latest energy-saving technologies as cities look to incorporate more energy-efficient buildings.<p>In some cities, solving the problem of urban sprawl could cut carbon emissions in buildings more than retrofitting those buildings with the …

Urban Planning

Astronomers Have Spotted a Black Hole So Ravenous, It's Pushing The Limits of Physics

The Universe's hungriest black hole.<p>Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a …

This New Riverside Park In Dallas Is Designed To Fill With Water When It Floods

The 10,000-acre Trinity River Park creates much-needed civic space along the river that divides the city, by incorporating excess water into its adaptable design<p>Since Dallas was first settled in 1841, it’s had a problem with its river. The Trinity, which runs through the center of the city, is a …

Urban Planning

How to Double Your YouTube Subscribers (Without Buying Them)

Every minute, over 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.<p>With that much competition, you might have already counted yourself out and accepted the …

Marketing

A wolverine inspired material: Self-healing, transparent, highly stretchable material can be electrically activated

Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive …

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement around the world. While there is no such miracle drug, there is a way to trigger these effects in the body without taking any medicine at all — simply by fasting. You probably …