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NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

Pizza Hut Is Giving Away an Xbox Every Hour

Want an Xbox One S? Pizza Hut can hook you up.<p>The Yum Brands (yum) pizza chain has partnered up with Xbox maker Microsoft (msft) to hand out Xbox One …

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

9 Ways Hillary Clinton's Gun Control Plan Could Change Gun Ownership in America

We're finally in the home stretch of what has been a divisive, acrimony-filled election year. While most of us will be glad when it's finally over, win or lose, there are important issues on the ballot along with the candidates, even if you're not actually pulling a lever for them.<p>Whoeverfollows …

Guns

Is America collapsing like the Roman Empire?

Anyone spending this election season in the Eternal City, as I am doing, is bound sooner or later to think about the Colosseum. After all, we Americans have one candidate running for Empress and another running for Gladiator. Can’t we feed them both to the lions? That’s what many voters wish.<p>Just …

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …

Russia, US move past Cold War to unpredictable conflict

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's not a new Cold War. It's not even a deep chill. It's an outright conflict.<p>US-Russia relations have deteriorated sharply amid a barrage of accusations and disagreements, raising the stakes on issues ranging from the countries' competing military operations in Syria, disputes …

Russia

Wikileaks Reveals Late Astronaut Ed Mitchell's Dedication to Aliens

The sixth man to walk on the moon believed that aliens will bring us a breakthrough in global energy, but only if the world puts down arms. In …

Researchers Create A Gene Therapy Treatment That May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is devastating both for those who suffer from it and for those who love them. It is also expensive. It’s estimated that the current worldwide cost of coping with Alzheimer’s is $818 billion. A cure for Alzheimer’s is not available and current treatments for the disease focus on …

Dementia

Mexico Considers A Gun Rights Bill Allowing Citizens To Arm Themselves Against Violent Crime

A senator from Mexico has proposed a bill that would allow firearms to be carried inside private vehicles and businesses, as reported by Fusion. This bill would mirror the U.S. law, which comes as a surprise, as Mexico is not known for having a large gun culture.<p>Jorge Luis Preciado, who is a member …

Russia Says It’s Joining China to Counter U.S. Missile Defense

Russia said it’s working with China to counter U.S. plans to expand its missile-defense network, which the two nations see as targeting their …

North Korea

‘Shadow World’: The War Documentary the U.S. Government Doesn’t Want You to See

A new film chronicles America’s role in the international arms trade. Plus, watch an exclusive clip outlining the post-9/11 plan to attack seven …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The United States and Russia are prepping for doomsday

The other day, a little present arrived in the mail. It was book, or rather a pair of doorstops. Titled "Doomed to Cooperate," the massive two-volume set is about 1,000 pages of essays, interviews, and vignettes from more than 100 participants in the remarkable period of cooperation between the …

We have money to fight climate change. It's just that we're spending it on defense

Stopping one fighter plane program would save enough to build wind farms to power 320,000 homes. We need to drastically reassess our priorities<p>One year ago this week, I was sitting in a cramped hotel room with 15 other staffers in Las Vegas for Bernie Sanders’ first debate for the presidential …

Wind Power

Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad as tensions between US and Russia become 'more dangerous than Cold War'

Moscow has moved nuclear-capable missiles near the Polish border, its defence ministry confirmed on Saturday, as Germany's foreign minister warned that tensions between Russia and the West were "more dangerous" today than during the Cold War.<p>Russia moved missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons …

North Korea nuclear capability growing 'with each passing month'

North Korea’s ability to use nuclear weapons is increasing ‘with each passing month’, according to a former US State Department negotiator.<p>Robert …

Russia has again shown that it's always one step ahead of the US in Syria

The move came in response to reports published earlier this week that Washington was considering targeting forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, and it was followed closely by a thinly veiled threat that the missiles' radius could be "a surprise" to all unidentified flying objects …

This Ultimate Doomsday Rifle Shoots 21 Different Calibers Of Ammunition

In a post-apocalyptic scenario where survival is dependent upon scavenging resources, it pays to be prepared. That’s the thinking behind Scavenger 6, …

Putin is taking Russia into a new and more sinister phase

Russians woke up on September 19 to news that the ruling United Russia party controlled more than three-quarters of the seats in the new State Duma, in an election marred by record-low turnout and widespread allegations of fraud.<p>And on the same day, a widely circulated report in the daily …

Russia

Can the 'impossible' space drive survive falsification in orbit? - ExtremeTech

Can the ‘impossible’ space drive survive falsification in orbit?<p>By on September 16, 2016 at 7:58 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Space Travel

This Chiropractor's Hot Stretching Tips Are Going Viral

This Chiropractor’s Hot Stretching Tips Are Going Viral<p>Can you guess why?<p>The owner of a Southern California chiropractic practice and his young …

Social Media

Rapper Lil Wayne Is Asked About Racism in America. Very Few Could Have Predicted His Answer.

“Not only did I [think] it’s over, I still believe it’s over. But, obviously, it isn’t.”<p>That’s what rapper Lil Wayne told sports commentator Skip Bayless Tuesday when the Fox Sports 1 host asked the performer about racism.<p>“Where are we in the United Sates of America in race relations — in what you …

Lil Wayne

Don’t Want to Get Sick? Back Off the CrossFit

If your hand calluses are a source of pride, or you named your dogs Cindy, Fran, and Murph, a recent study published in <i>Frontiers in Physiology</i> was …

A U.S. Sailor Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Until She Gave Birth on an Aircraft Carrier

She complained of stomach pain, and became a new mom hours later.<p>An unnamed sailor in the U.S. Navy was working aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf when she started to have stomach pains. She checked in with the medical center onboard the aircraft carrier, and nine hours later, …

US nuclear bombers fly over Korean peninsula after North's nuclear test

The United States has flown two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over ally South Korea in a show of force meant after North Korea conducted a nuclear test.<p>The B-1B bombers, escorted by US and South Korean jets, flew over Osan air base, 75 miles (120km) from the heavily armed border with the …

North Korea

What would happen if Hillary Clinton dropped out of US election race after being diagnosed with pneumonia?

For weeks, the statements from the Trump camp about Hillary Clinton's health had been dismissed as the stuff of "conspiracy theories".<p>The revelation on Sunday that the Democratic presidential nominee was suffering from pneumonia dramatically changed that narrative.<p>Despite assurances from Mrs …

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air

Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented recently at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting. …