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Science: Cats Aren’t Dumb, They’re Just Huge Jerks

Man’s best friend is no longer the smartest pet sleeping on your living room floor. In the category of “news everyone already suspected” it turns out cats aren’t as dumb as they’re pretending to be. Who knew, right?<p>According to a study from Kyoto University, not only are cats not just mushy lumps …

Mattis makes it official: The F-35 and the F-18 will face off

Lockheed's stock managed to hold support at the $250 level, and it has since worked its way back up to about $254 a share, down by about 0.4% on the day.<p>A release from Mattis said the deputy secretary of defense would "oversee a review that compares the F-35C and F/A-18E/F operational capabilities …

You Can Make Your Own Nerf Gun Out of Legos

Two great tastes that taste great together.<p>Legos are the coolest toy in the world, but until you actually make something out of them, they're just sharp blocks that will hurt your feet if you step on them. The possibilities are virtually endless: everything from drones to the Panama Canal. And …

Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life forms

E coli microbes have been modified to carry an expanded genetic code which researchers say will ultimately allow them to be programmed<p>From the moment life gained a foothold on Earth its story has been written in a DNA code of four letters. With G, T, C and A - the molecules that pair up in the DNA …

Genetics

Trump's inaugural ball cake looked suspiciously like Obama's from 2013

Looks like we have a copy-cake on our hands.<p>Baker and Food Network personality Duff Goldman created a cake for President Obama's "Commander-in-Chief" …

Oh, Just a Massive Alligator Casually Taking a Stroll in the Park

As you do.<p>This may look like a scene straight out of <i>Jurassic Park</i>, but nope: This viral video of an insanely huge alligator is 100% real.<p>Kim Joiner posted a video at a Polk County nature preserve in Lakeland, Florida, of a massive gator strolling in the park. The gator is estimated to be between 14 …

The colossal price to fly a pair of B-2 bombers to hit two ISIS camps in Libya

The Spirit of Pennsylvania and Spirit of Georgia, bombers attached to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, dropped more than 100 precision-guided munitions on two Islamic State camps approximately 28 miles southwest of Sirte.<p>When asked why the B-2, the world's most …

Watch the Navy Launch Its Newest Missile in 360-Degree Video

The SM-6 is designed to destroy almost anything.<p>The U.S. Navy's latest missile, the SM-6, is a versatile bird indeed. The latest in a long line of Standard surface-to-air missiles, it can engage not only aircraft but also incoming cruise missiles and low-flying anti-ship missiles. In a pinch it can …

Come watch the Army's hoverbike prototype fly

From sci-fi scout to robot pack mule<p>The army has yet to deploy a hoverbike, but it isn’t for a lack of trying. The devices, probably best popularized in Star Wars chase scenes, offer a science fictional promise: fast travel for human riders close to the ground, going in the narrow places …

Drones

Donald Trump wanted a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, but settled for a 20-plane flyover

The president-elect has a thing for military parades<p>President-elect Donald Trump wanted a military parade for his inauguration today — and he's going to get something pretty close to it instead.<p>"They were legit thinking Red Square/North Korea-style parade," a source involved in planning Trump's …

Man and his shark best friend are quite the underwater power couple

Sharks are often characterised as one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet, which is pretty unfair, considering humans are a thing.<p>But a …

F-35 DAS

The F-35 program is once again in trouble, with full flight tests delayed until at least 2018 - ExtremeTech

By on January 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The Pentagon has released its …

Aviation

Yes, he did: Barack Obama lifted the racial limits for all Americans

Despite entrenched Republican opposition he governed with dignity and competence. History will judge him a success<p>From an Illinois state senator to a failed campaign for the House of Representatives, to a successful campaign to become a senator, to running and being elected the first …

Barack Obama

The US Air Force is beefing up cybersecurity for the F-22 and F-35

"We have to understand that today's weapons systems are not operating in isolation. They are operating as part of a netted enterprise. Each weapons system will interface with a broader DOD network," Allan Ballenger, vice president of the Air Force division at Engility Corp, told Scout …

Inventive Brand Mix Digital Illustrations

Mike Stefanini is a French illustrator and graphic designer, contrary to what his name could lead us to think. With his project Atomike Studio, he …

Fast Food

U.S. Secret Service settles race discrimination case with black agents | Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service has agreed to pay $24 million to settle a 17-year-old federal lawsuit filed by a group of black agents who accused the agency of racial discrimination in its employment practices.<p>Secret Service agents are reflected in a puddle as U.S. President Barack Obama …

Cybercrime

Female leopard shark makes world-first switch from sexual reproduction to impregnate herself

A female leopard shark has become the first known shark to switch from sexual to asexual reproduction.<p>This is only the third known instance in all vertebrate species.<p>Leonie, from an aquarium in Queensland, managed to reproduce asexually after being separated from her mate.<p>The shark was captured …

Cops carry a pregnant woman to the hospital after walking 6 miles in snow, win hearts

In an act of sheer kindness, six policemen in India's northern hill town of Shimla walked 10 kilometers (6 miles) through heavy snow carrying a …

This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Immediately

Coming to a hospital near you 👍<p>Medical science has the potential to do some pretty amazing things, from restoring people’s eyesight to actually …

Circus ties endangered tiger down on a table so people can get selfies

<i>Warning: This post contains a graphic and upsetting video.</i><p>Chinese circus trainers have been caught on video tying up a tiger for visitors to sit on …

US military begins deployment of F-35 fighters to Japan

First squadron comprising 10 F-35s left Arizona base to reach Japan's Iwakuni Air Station.<p>The US military has begun deploying state-of-the-art …

An end to overhearing annoying phone calls? This mask silences private conversations

A bizarre black mask that blocks the sound of its wearer's voice so nearby listeners can't hear could be the latest way to protect your private phone calls – as well as silencing loudmouth colleagues.<p>The Hushme, a device that fits around its user's mouth and connects to a mobile for phone calls, …

Commuting

Watch the Pentagon’s new hive-mind-controlled drone swarm in action

In what will probably be considered a step forward for autonomous military technology, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday that it had successfully demonstrated “one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms” over China Lake, Calif., in October.<p>The exercise, put on by Naval Air Systems Command …

Military

How to Work Out When You’re Still Sore From the Last Workout

The hardest part of sticking to a workout routine may be starting, but the second-hardest part is showing up to the next workout when everything …

U.S. Special Operations Forces Deploy To 70% Of The World's Countries

<b>The Year of the Commando</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>They could be found on the outskirts of Sirte, Libya, supporting local militia fighters, and in Mukalla, Yemen, backing troops from the United Arab Emirates. At Saakow, a remote outpost in southern Somalia, they assisted local commandos in …

The most incredible photos of the US Army in 2016

The US Army, the largest branch of the US armed forces, had a challenging year in 2016.<p>With forces deployed all over the globe and ever-changing political and battlefield dynamics, the US Army depends on disciplined soldiers at all levels to maintain professionalism and to protect Americans and …

The US navy is retraining its mine-hunting dolphins to help save an elusive, endangered species

Everything is fair in war, even deploying dolphins. Since the 1960s, the US navy has run a marine-mammal program that trains dolphins and sea lions to achieve feats that even the best machines can’t: sniffing out mines, navigating when lost in the open sea, and acting as security guards for …

Conservation

F-35 pilot: Here's what people don't understand about dogfighting, and how the F-35 excels at it

Detractors of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have long criticized the program as taking too long and costing too much, though overruns commonly occur when developing massive, first-in-class projects like the F-35.<p>But perhaps the most damning criticism of the F-35 came from a 2015 assessment that …