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Air Force hires civilian drone pilots for combat patrols; critics question legality

The Air Force has hired civilian defense contractors to fly MQ-9 Reaper drones to help track suspected militants and other targets in global hot spots, a previously undisclosed expansion in the privatization of once-exclusively military functions.<p>For the first time, civilian pilots and crews now …

Amsterdam's Schipol Airport Has A New Mobile Robot To Direct Lost Passengers

Airports have been experimenting with technology to better help transiting passengers for the last few years in an effort to cut down on paid staff while maintaining some degree of customer service. One of the most recent innovations revolves around virtual assistants, either through a …

Flying

How China's 'Great Green Wall' is poor quality and will have a limited impact on climate change

Ahead of Monday's Paris climate change summit, China's actions to limit their impact on greenhouse gas emissions may yield little results on the growing problem<p>Former logger Jiang Hongchang emerges from a forest clasping a metre-long cross-cut saw and a small bundle of freshly gathered firewood, a …

White House Fence Jumper Was Trying to 'Deliver a Message': Lawyer

A lawyer for Joseph Caputo, the flag-draped 23-year-old accused of scaling a White House fence on Thanksgiving, told NBC News Sunday that his client was a “politically-conscious young man” who was simply trying to “deliver a message.”<p>It was a message, said the lawyer, Stephan Seeger, that …

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British troops will be needed on ground to defeat Isil in Syria, former military chief signals

Former military leaders and a senior MP also warn RAF will not be able to sustain an effective bombing campaign because of a lack of aircraft<p>Britain will have to put soldiers on the ground in Syria if it wants to defeat Isil even if David Cameron wins a parliamentary vote for airstrikes, one of the …

After One Twin Brother Collapses, the Other Discovers They Share a Rare and Often-Fatal Heart Defect: 'God Saved Both of Our Lives'

Jon Wes Adams grew up feeling like he needed a hand to get through life. “I was born a twin,” he jokes, “because God knew that I would need a lot of …

Moment Prince Harry falls off polo pony in South Africa

Prince Harry takes a tumble off his pony during a fundraising polo match in South Africa on Saturday<p>Prince Harry had a dramatic fall from his polo pony as he played in a South African fundraising match - then lost his seating a second time as the event came to an end.<p>Harry's first tumble saw him …

Prince Harry

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos.<p>The video, …

Before we set up colonies on Mars, we need to discuss renaming its moons

In the last five months, Mars has become a whole lot more like … us. We have flowing water; Mars has flowing water. We have underground water; Mars has underground water. We have auroras in the night sky; so does Mars. In just the last five months, we and Mars have grown a whole lot closer, beyond …

Self-sufficiency

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Paris: Pictures

Why slain Russian pilot deserves to be honored

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a military analyst for CNN, I've found the anchors often ask tough questions regarding tactics, battlefield operations, strategy and political maneuvering associated with conflict. But Sunday morning, I was asked: "What is the protocol for the transfer of remains of the Russian pilot …

Royal family releases two photographs of Princess Charlotte

Two official pictures have been published of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s six-month-old daughter as a thankyou to royal fans for the good wishes sent to the couple.<p>The duchess took the photographs of Princess Charlotte at their family home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk early in November.<p>The …

Family

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

Colorado shootings draw calls for gun control

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killings outside a Planned Parenthood in Colorado drew a smattering of calls for gun control from prominent Democrats.<p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led the way Saturday in pushing firearms restrictions.<p>"Congress has a moral responsibility to act to stop gun violence from shattering …

Gun Control

Global Rally for Climate Change: Pictures

7 obscure yet unbelievable military weapons

Last year, a group of Quora users sought to answer the question, "What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of?"<p>The answers provide amazing insight into the history of war, along with examples of some of the most ingenious — yet impractical — weaponry ever created.

Q&A: What's known about Planned Parenthood shooting suspect

Here's what is known about the 57-year-old suspect:<p>___<p>WHY DO POLICE BELIEVE HE OPENED FIRE?<p>A law enforcement official said Dear made a comment about "no more baby parts" after his arrest. That official could not elaborate and spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized …

The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

Juicy is the best word to describe Anne Biklé and David Montgomery’s garden, even in the dying days of autumn. Emerald green, dewy grass; a vegetable patch where leafy kale stands tall and arugula nestles low; shrubs and trees – cork bark maple, Persian ironwood and wax myrtle – screening the area …

Immune System

Why financial markets blow up at exactly the wrong time

With money easy to come by, the notion that a company might go bankrupt, and that this is something you should consider before lending to or investing in it, has become rather quaint.<p>After all, even if you decide you'd rather stop lending to a given company, there is always some mug around the …

November 29: A Significant Date in Arab-Israeli History

November 29 is a noteworthy date for all those interested in Israel and the Middle East.<p>Sixty-eight years ago, following the recommendation of a decisive majority of the 11-member United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, the UN General Assembly met to consider Resolution 181. The measure …

Question to Trump: "Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?"

Earlier this month ABC's 20/20 aired a TV episode entitled "Meet the Trumps," in which there was the following exchange between Barbara Walters and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump:<p>Walters: On what occasions do you lie?Trump: [Apparently not fully hearing the question] Do I...?"Walters: …

Coco Austin And Ice T Share Adorable Family Photo After Birth Of Baby Chanel

Congrats!<p>Coco and Ice T sure made one beautiful baby girl.<p>The new mom shared an adorable family photo -- taken just five minutes after she gave birth -- with her followers on Instagram over the weekend.<p>"Thanks so much for all the warm wishes today. I'm doing great! I had the best delivery! I pushed …

Salted Caramel Café au Lait Recipe

A perfect blend of sweet chocolate and caramel balanced with two touches of salt<p>Learn how to make your own cup of sweet-and-savory Café au Lait or …

Dessert

Guns, paperbacks and cigarettes: vintage spy cameras – in pictures

On Thursday, Bonhams auction house in Hong Kong hosts a sale of rare cameras. Among the lots are a series of 20th century spy cameras - all worth tens of thousands of pounds. They range from early cameras hidden in books, to those small enough to fit in the palm of your hands. And perhaps, most …

Cigarettes

Short Naps Help Us Course Correct

But what do we do if, despite our best intentions, we're not getting the seven or eight hours a night of sleep we need? Researchers have found that even short naps can help us course correct. Throughout history, famous nappers have included Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, …

'Greenland's icebergs are the trees of the forest, just in the sea. It's possible to sail through the Sermilik fjord in East Greenland, where huge icebergs float by. Each iceberg is unique, and the fishermen must know how to read each one to determine how safe it is to get close to.' - Mads Pihl, @ilovegreenland. Thanks to Mads for his #lpInstaTakeover this week-end, and giving us a taste of this unexplored and visually captivating part of the world. In March 2016, Greenland will host the Arctic Winter Games, the largest event of its kind ever, along with a festival of song, food and dance. For this reason, next year is a prime time to visit. Find out more via the link in our bio. #travel

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