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Tiers of Sorrow: Path to a `Hollow Force’?

The Navy just christened a $13 billion aircraft <b>carrier</b>, up 22% from its 2008 estimate. Outsiders predict the Air Force’s new <b>bomber</b> could cost 47% …

South Carolina Sheriff Refused To Lower The Flag For Mandela's Death

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said he believed the lowering of the flag to half-staff was a tribute that should be reserved for U.S. citizens.<p>"To show a sign of respect for what Nelson Mandela's done, I have no problem with lowering it in South Africa, in their country," Clark told a local …

What Does A Recent Mass-Kidnapping / Murder Mean For Mexico City's Longstanding Fight Against Crime?

Although the victims’ families held out hope until the end, last week Mexico City’s attorney general’s office confirmed that five of the bodies found in a mass grave outside the country’s capital were the corpses of a group of young men kidnapped by gunmen at an after-hours bar a few blocks away …

APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2013 Jul 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Joey Mole http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130717.html Explanation: What's happening over the water? Pictured above is one of the better images yet recorded of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can be as dangerous as tornadoes and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometers per hour. Some waterspouts form away from thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather. Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially visible only by an unusual pattern they create on the water. The above image was taken earlier this month near Tampa Bay, Florida. The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people speculate that waterspouts are responsible for some of the losses recorded in the Bermuda Triangle. http://www.facebook.com/molejoe Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130717 #APOD

Edward Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia

The US whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia, telling immigration officials he fears for his life, three weeks …

What Do Snowden, Sitting Bull and Polanski Have in Common?

Last weekend, Edward Snowden was offered asylum in Nicaragua, Venezuela and Bolivia. While Snowden is the most recent high-profile asylum seeker, he …

Sun Protection: Fact or Fiction

Evading a sunburn during the sweltering summer months can sometimes feel hopeless. Sweat, heat and humidity can quickly weaken any protection …

Egypt: Mohamed ElBaradei to be interim prime minister

Mohamed ElBaradei, the Liberal opposition leader, has been chosen as Egypt's new interim prime minister, according to an opposition spokesman.<p>A military source told the AFP news agency that Mr ElBaradei, the former head of the UN nuclear watchdog, would be sworn in as prime minister later on …

Egypt: is this a coup, or true democracy at work?

Mohammed Morsi started his fall when he issued a constitutional declaration in November 2012 giving himself absolute powers.<p>He retracted it a few days later but by then he had pushed through his founding committee for the constitution and appointed his public prosecutor.<p>From there it was downhill …

Two dead and dozens injured as Boeing 777 jet crash lands at San Francisco airport

A passenger jet was engulfed in flames after crash landing at San Francisco International airport, leaving two dead and dozens injured, many critically.<p>Witnesses described how Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea "belly flopped" or "pancaked" as it touched down, and then "cartwheeled" …

The Telegraph on Twitter: "Gallery: #Toronto floods: Canada's largest city brought to a standstill by huge storm http://t.co/dtPtqKFsfq (AP) http://t.co/kIPPLOnzCk"

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Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal …

Chinese space capsule returns safely

A Chinese space capsule carrying three astronauts has landed safely in the country's northern grasslands after a 15-day trip to a prototype space …

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Nelson Mandela 'critical' in South Africa hospital

The family of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s former president, spent the day at his bedside as it emerged that his health condition is now “critical” for the first time since he was rushed to hospital with a lung infection two weeks ago.<p>President Jacob Zuma said in a bleak statement issued late …

ReadWrite Analyzes Technology News on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 10, 2013<p>Shiny gadgets and clever apps are great, but at the end of the day, new technology is only as powerful as the things …

News Corp shareholders vote to split company into two

<b>News Corp shareholders have rubber-stamped Rupert Murdoch's plans to hive off the struggling publishing business into a separate company and rename the entertainment business.</b><p>With all the imagination of a Hollywood blockbuster sequel, the two separate publicly traded companies will be called - wait …

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NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

Customers Lose Big on Bank Overdraft Fees

Many banks reap huge profits in overdraft fees by allowing customers to overdraw their checking accounts, according to a report by the Consumer …

95% Of People Don't Wash Their Hands Correctly After Using The Bathroom

Researchers also found that only two in three people use soap, while one in 10 skips the sink altogether, and men get much lower marks for hand hygiene than women.<p>A team from Michigan State University trained a dozen students to inconspicuously observe and collect data on hand-washing behavior in …

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