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Fatal crash of Marine chopper in Nepal blamed on weather, unfamiliar route

The helicopter crash that killed 13 people, including six Marines, during a humanitarian mission in Nepal last spring was "most probably" caused when the pilots decided to fly an unfamiliar route during bad weather, according to the Marine Corps.<p>Four of the Marines were from Camp Pendleton.<p>The …

Camp Pendleton

Why Hurricane Patricia Can't Be Blamed On Climate Change

On Thursday morning, Patricia was a relatively small Category 1 hurricane. By Friday afternoon, it was the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.<p>Is climate change to blame for this record-breaking storm's ferocious rise?<p>The answer is complex, and shows why it's so hard to tie …

Weather

Video Shows Bomb-Carrying Condom Balloons In Syria

A weak prophylactic against aerial attack<p>Condoms are very effective at preventing transmission of STI’s, but can they also be used as an effective weapon against aircraft? In a video, a group of what appears to be militants fill condoms with air and then attach bombs to them, in an attempt to …

History’s Strongest Hurricane Is Barreling Towards Mexico

Sustained 200mph winds reported<p>To reach Category 5, a hurricane must have sustained wind speeds of over 157 mphs. Right now, in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Patricia is powering through at about 200mph. It’s likely the strongest hurricane on the record, and a gigantic storm to boot. The National …

What YouTube Creators Think of the Site's Major New Change

YouTube is undergoing its biggest shift since it started serving advertisements by, ironically enough, getting rid of them.<p>On Wednesday the …

North Africa

This Sword Wielding Robot Is The Future And It’s Infinitely Terrifying

Robotics

ISIS propaganda magazine defending rape & torture removed from sale by Amazon

Copies of Islamic State’s English-language magazine, Dabiq, which has justified rape and murder, have been pulled from sale by online retailer …

Islamic State (ISIS)

5 Ways to Make Yourself Actually WANT to Workout this Summer

There's working out because you feel like you <i>have</i> to then there's exercising because you <i>want</i> to. Both can get you to your fitness goals, but it's …

Fitness