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Inside the Chinese nuclear bunker that's now welcoming foreign tourists

China has opened its newest tourist attraction – a former top-secret military plant deep in the mountains which was once earmarked to manufacture plutonium and house thousands of Cold War explosives.<p>The bunker known as 816 Nuclear Military Plant is the largest of its kind in the world and contains …

Obama extends post-9/11 state of national emergency for 16th year

WASHINGTON — The post-9/11 state of national emergency — declared by President George W. Bush three days after the 2001 terrorist attacks — will continue through the end of the Obama presidency.<p>President Obama has extended Bush's Proclamation 7463 for the 16th consecutive year, giving him broad …

National Guard

FDA bans sale of e-cigarettes and cigars to people under 18

The FDA's regulation had been highly anticipated after the agency issued a proposed rule two years ago on how to regulate the $3 billion e-cigarette industry and these other products.<p>The FDA said in a statement the regulations will bring these products in line with how it oversees other tobacco …

Public Health

FCC proposes new privacy rules for ISPs

As widely expected, the FCC has proposed expansive new data privacy rules for broadband providers that, if adopted, could see ISPs required to gain explicit consent from users for using or sharing their data.<p>Although the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), adopted by the FCC late last week, seeks …

Net Neutrality

A Daring Filmmaker Shoots a Timelapse in a Forest Fire [Exclusive Photos]

Jeff Frost risks life and limb to capture stunning vistas of ecological damage. Definitely don't try this at home.<p>The stunning photograph above of a California forest fire was taken at risk of life and limb by filmmaker Jeff Frost. He recently penned an op-ed in which he described a near-death …

Time-lapse Photography

Behind the Story: FOX Business Explores America’s Failing Infrastructure

<b>Story/series:</b> “Upgrading America” <b><br>Outlet:</b> FOX Business <b><br>Reporter:</b> Jade Scipioni (@jadescipioni) <b><br>Flipboard Magazine:</b> Upgrading America<p><i>Watch your step—America is crumbling. From highways to runways, many of the country’s public infrastructures badly need repairs. In 2013, the American Society of Civil</i> …

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

Physics

Two Letters to President Obama on Gun Control

Dear President Obama,<p>I respectfully ask that you take no action to further limit Americans' right to own firearms. I make this request not so much to protect my right to own guns, but because, like millions of my fellow Americans, I am afraid. I am afraid of the seemingly endless ways the …

Guns
Mental Health

Airplanes Hit More Turtles Than Drones

As of press time, no FAA calls for a turtle registry<p>On Monday, citing a congressional mandate and reports of drones near airplanes, the FAA announced that any unmanned flying vehicle heavier than half a pound would have to be registered with the government by February 19th, 2016. This is a huge …

Turtles

Filmmaker Asks Yale Students to Repeal First Amendment — Watch Their ‘Unbelievable’ Responses

Several Yale University students were captured on camera by a documentary filmmaker happily signing a petition aimed at repeating the First Amendment.<p>The video shows media personality Ami Horowitz ask students on the Ivy League campus if they would willingly sign his anti-free speech petition.<p>“I …

College & University

The 10 Worst Photoshop Fails of 2015

A nice warm glass of "nope."<p>Photoshop can turn an otherwise fine picture into a total embarrassment. It needs to be used in moderation, and photo editors need to know their limitations. The software just isn't powerful enough to make Jeb! Bush electable, for instance. Below are a few of the best …

Chris Brown
Guns
Barack Obama

Take Down a Drone (Safely) and Win $100,000

The federal government is seeking advice on disabling drones after they fly into restricted areas that doesn’t involve blasting them with shotguns or …

Drones
Middle East

10 things you might not know about U.S. Special Operations forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALS.<p>They're perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader …

Military