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How the Military Will Be Revolutionized By Laser Weaponry

Silent, searing hot, and moving at the speed of light, today's military lasers will change how tomorrow's wars are fought.<p>There's a technological revolution brewing in warfare. Silent and invisible, it relies on high intensity pulses of light to kill or incapacitate, all at the speed of light. …

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The right’s deeply misleading new gun-control meme: America should be more like… Switzerland?

<b>(STILLFX via Shutterstock)</b><p>In response to renewed calls for gun control in America, right-wing internet trolls are making a fatuous comparison<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>September 14, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>If you follow gun rights and gun safety issues at all, you've undoubtedly seen this viral meme in your …

General Stanley McChrystal: We should all lead like gardeners

<i>In 2003, as head of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in charge of incapacitating Al-Qaeda in Iraq, General Stanley McChrystal faced a</i> …

Let’s Spend Some Time Gazing at the Magnificence of Pluto

Wow, space is really something.<p>In the next few days, NASA will begin releasing the first-ever high-resolution photos of Pluto, one of the largest remote, non-planetary objects orbiting the sun. Taken days ago by a probe launched from Earth nearly a decade ago, the photos are part of a mission to …