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Russia rejects Dutch MH17 crash report

The Dutch report into the downing of MH17 was not designed to apportion blame for the shooting, but Russia seems to be going out of its way to say it …

Neanderthals ‘kept our early ancestors out of Europe’

Ancient teeth found in China suggest Homo sapiens was outwitted by its rivals<p>The discovery of a hoard of ancient human teeth in a Chinese cave has forced scientists to reconsider our species’ relations with our closest evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals. The find, revealed in the science …

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The US plans to require people to register their drones

The US government plans to require consumers to register their drone purchases with the Department of Transportation before the end of the year.<p>According to NBC News, the government could make the announcement in the coming days, with the measures going into effect by the holiday season. The …

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Turkish air force reports it shot down unidentified drone

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey's air force shot down an unidentified aircraft -- reportedly an unmanned drone -- that entered Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, the Turkish armed forces said Friday in a statement.<p>The aircraft was shot down after it did not respond to three warnings from the Turkish air …

Middle East

Turkey downs drone as Syria launches Aleppo offensive | Reuters

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey shot down a drone on Friday in an incident highlighting the dangers of multiple air combat operations over Syria, where government troops and their allies backed by Russian jets have launched an offensive against rebels near Aleppo.<p>The army offensive south of the …

Middle East

Russia releases video of strikes on 'terrorist' targets as it begins to reduce number of airstrikes in Syria

Russia launches 32 attacks on "terrorist" targets in 24 hours and announces it is winding down its strike frequency<p>Russia said Thursday its warplanes had eased back on airstrikes in Syria as regime forces press a widening ground offensive, while President Vladimir Putin criticised Washington for …

US analysts suspected Taliban at hospital; doctors deny it

WASHINGTON (AP) — American special operations analysts were scrutinizing an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack …

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Nvidia: future game-ready drivers will require registration - ExtremeTech

By on October 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Over the past few years, Nvidia …

Why Cosmos is the best show about science ever made

Thirty five years ago, an uncommonly clever collection of organic molecules called Carl Sagan ushered viewers on board his ‘ship of the imagination’ in a quest to unravel the mysteries of the universe. <i>Cosmos</i>, a 13-part documentary series that Sagan co-wrote with his soon-to-be-wife, Ann Druyan, and …

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Solu: the Finnish pocket computer that wants to take over the world

Three ambitious engineers from Finland are bidding to change personal computing with a new portable computer and operating system<p>Personal computers, says entrepreneur Kristoffer Lawson, haven’t changed much in 20 years. It’s still a box, a screen and, if you’re using a desktop, a keyboard.<p>But …

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