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Mission unaccomplished, 15 years later: The misuse of American military power, the Middle East in chaos

The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is<p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn’t be clearer to me. Unfortunately, it’s evidently still not …

This Silicon Valley lab is the brains behind most of the tech innovations of the last 50 years

Initially founded in 1946 by Stanford University as The Stanford Research Institute, it's now separate from the university and goes by SRI International.<p>But it's always been a non-profit dedicated to research and development.<p>With 4,000 patents to its credit, SRI is fairly well-known in Silicon …

Charles Schwab

Mosul civilians brace for assault as Iraq forces bid to retake Isis stronghold

Residents tell how they face a choice between airstrikes and a potential siege if they stay, and punishment by Isis if caught fleeing<p>Hundreds of thousands of civilians are bracing themselves for the start of an Iraqi army campaign to retake Mosul from Isis, which they fear will bring “the whole …

Protect Against a Sunburn With This Device

Millions of Americans will hit the roads, rails or travel high in the sky to get to their favorite vacation spots this summer.<p>If partaking in any outdoor activities, especially at beaches or places with minimal shade—clouds or no clouds—it is strongly recommended to apply sunscreen to protect …

Skin Care

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

The Brain

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization …

GoPro attached their camera to a sub-orbital rocket — and the results are stunning

In a giant leap for the company, GoPro has released footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and hit speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800 mph or 6115 km/h) at engine burnout.<p>The launch in the video took place at Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, …

Space Exploration

Why You Need to Keep Lifting Weights, Even When You're Old AF

Lats and longevity.<p>Time for the weekly (daily, monthly, hourly—we aren't particularly regimented) swole report.<p>According to a study out of Penn State, putting time into weight lifting leads to a longer life for older adults. Science Daily reports that of the total surveyed population, folks who …

Exercise

What everyone needs to know about China’s debt load

Few have watched the development of the Chinese economy as closely as Arthur Kroeber.<p>His new book, published last month, is a wide-ranging and authoritative primer on the history and development of China’s unique blend of decentralized economic authoritarianism.<p>It’s an idiosyncratic system, …

Economics

US sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said Thursday it will send troops and combat aircraft to the Philippines for regular, more frequent rotations, and will conduct more joint sea and air patrols with Philippine forces in the …

Military

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …

Warriors edge Celtics in 2OT to stretch record win streak to 24

BOSTON – No Klay Thompson and no Harrison Barnes – both out with sprained ankles – and Leandro Barbosa sick, and it seemed if there were a time for the Golden State Warriors to lose their first game of the season, Friday in Boston could be it.<p>On the road against a hard-playing, well-coached Celtics …

LaVar Ball

Iraqi ice flood footage shows rivers of hail running through the desert following freak storm

It's known for its hot, dry summers and short, cool winters but not this year as Iraq was hit by a torrential rain and ice storm which led to …

Weather

Olympus' latest mirrorless camera is all digital, but looks like a film camera

The retro look is so in, it may never be out for Olympus.<p>The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is Olympus doing what it does best: Keep pushing the mirrorless …

5 No-Equipment Back Exercises You Need in Your Life

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Chris Ryan for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Hunching over laptops and smartphones for hours on end does your back no favors. In fact, it's one of the biggest -- and most important -- muscle groups we're guilty of ignoring. And the issue isn't just aesthetics (though a toned back can help you …

Today's 'Galaxy' Insight --"The Universe's Existence"

In the image above, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were …

Moon shadow during total eclipse of the sun

Solar Eclipse

50 best things Warren Buffett told investors over past 50 years

Slide 1 of 52<p>It’s been 50 years since Warren Buffett — a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha — took control of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +0.15% BRK.B, +0.18% …