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China is trying to build a global navy that would rival the US

On Nov. 26, Beijing announced its plans to establish its first overseas naval installation in the small nation of Djibouti, a strategic location on the Horn of Africa about 7,700 kilometers (4,800 miles) from China.<p>China is growing into its role as a great power and is setting the stage for more …

China just flew long-range bombers deep into the Pacific — and it's sending a message about what its military can do

Beijing has also tried to demonstrate its military superiority in the East China Sea in ways that appear calculated to unsettle its rivals. On November 27, China carried out an aerial exercise in which two bomber groups flew within a few miles of Japanese airspace before proceeding hundreds of …

Military

Russia steps up hostility against Turkey with war room briefing

Although Turkey may have replaced the US as Russia’s rhetorical enemy No 1, the animations playing on the giant screens in Moscow’s new “war room” complex hadn’t yet been updated: they still featured the glowing red outline of North America under laser-like lines that seemed to suggest …

Russia

Paris attacks may prompt Obama to step up military action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State …

Middle East

Ten ways NFL players rig their uniforms

Earlier this season, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford was sacked when a defender grabbed his jersey sleeves and yanked him to the ground. …

Michael Moore’s gutsy new film: Our military has not won a war since World War II

Look out: Moore’s new film opens with assertion sure to inflame the right, then suggests we “invade” for good ideas<p>Michael Moore is no stranger to controversy. He has, after all, been threatened by Clint Eastwood—twice. And who could forget that notorious Michigan restaurant that banned him for a …

Raven-Symone Has Lost Her Damn Mind

The co-host of The View qualified the actions of the cop who body-slammed a girl at Spring Valley High. It’s the latest in a long line of crazy …

Miley Cyrus

4 Meditation Secrets For People Who Can’t Meditate

Scientists, businessmen, and yogis agree that meditation is one of the most beneficial and effective practices for a happy, healthy, and …

Meditation

Why Michigan Might Be Too Good, Too Soon for the Big Ten

Link to Media<p>Following his team's 31-0 victory against No. 22 BYU—his first signature win as Michigan's head coach—Jim Harbaugh knew the headlines that were coming.<p>So as one would expect a quarterback-turned-head-coach like Harbaugh to do, he took the offensive in an attempt to warn his Wolverines …

College Football

Jeb Bush is erasing history: Why his comments about Black Americans are even worse than you thought | Salon.com

Jeb Bush

‘GQ’ Delves Deep Inside the Nike vs. adidas Sneaker Wars

Lawsuits, poached superstar endorsements and more lawsuits; it’s no secret that Nike and adidas aren’t the best of friends. <i>GQ</i> correspondent Matthew …

We just got the clearest sign yet that Russia doesn't really care about fighting ISIS in Syria

"This system is the advanced version used by Russia, and it's meant to be operated by Russians in Syria," a Western diplomat who is regularly briefed on US, Israeli, and other intelligence assessments told Reuters.<p>Russia has substantially increased its military presence in Syria over the past two …

Elite Army unit at Fort Meade searching for ways to fight Islamic State

FORT MEADE, Md. (Tribune News Service) — An elite Army unit based at Fort Meade is sending battle-hardened soldiers to Iraq to get a close look at …

Pacific islanders try to stop US military's plans for a simulated war zone

If the Pentagon gets its way, a pair of idyllic Pacific islands have just two years before their tranquillity is pierced by the roar of US B-52 bombers, fighter jets and artillery fire.<p>Faced with the destruction of their homeland, residents are to take their appeal directly to Barack Obama in an …

Asia Pacific

Singapore can take lead as low-carbon investor

Paris is preparing to host the most important summit on climate change in a generation, where all countries in the world have agreed to pledge …

#EarthDay: Floods, droughts and extreme heat threaten the Arab World

If the earth gets much hotter this century, life will get harder for most people across the world. But how much harder will it be for people in the …

Earth Day

The Solution to Climate Change Right Under Our Feet

What if there were a risk-free way of helping to mitigate climate change while simultaneously addressing food and water security?<p>A new report from …

Why we need to leave Australia's fossil fuels in the ground

Ninety per cent of Australia’s current coal reserves will need to be left in the ground for Australia to play its role in limiting warming to no more …

Shocker on CBS: Earth 'Not As Warm...As the Climate Models Predicted'

On Friday's <i>CBS Evening News</i>, a NASA scientist made a surprising admission about climate change during a report about an erupting volcano in South …

Climate Change

Climate change by state: An interactive map of the U.S.

In celebration of Earth Day, a look at temperature increases across the country. See how your state stacks up<p>It’s been 45 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since that time, average temperatures have been rising across the U.S. This Climate Central interactive graphic shows …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Research

Wale's "The White Shoes" Is Equal Parts Uplifting and Seinfeld

Wale’s <i>The Album About Nothing</i> dropped today, a project he’s been working on since 2013 alongside Jerry Seinfeld of all people. Along with today’s album release, the D.C. native unveiled the video to his single "The White Shoes," which both alludes to sneaker culture in the inner city as well as …

Jerry Seinfeld

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

College & University

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …