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$100m to find alien life? That's a start — but not nearly enough | Rebecca Oppenheimer

Yuri Milner’s massive investment is minuscule for a priceless addition to human knowledge, not to mention the strides in science and technology<p>The scientific question of whether we are “alone” in the universe is age-old, spanning Giordano Bruno’s ideas of the 1500s, Immanuel Kant’s writings in …

Turkey allows U.S. warplanes to use its base for airstrikes against Islamic State

Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. warplanes to use its air bases for the first time for bombing missions against Islamic State in Syria, U.S. and Turkish officials said.<p>The agreement came after President Obama spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discussed the two countries' …

Now That We've Explored All The Planets, What's The Next Frontier?

Pluto is just the beginning<p>When I was growing up, there were nine planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. By 1989, all of those planets had been explored … except Pluto. Though it's no longer classified as a planet by some folks, Pluto …

Violence in eastern Ukraine 'escalating', says OSCE

A Russian military build-up in rebel-held eastern Ukraine raises fears of a new offensive<p>The bloodshed in eastern Ukraine risks “escalating” because a ceasefire agreement is steadily unravelling, international observers gave warning yesterday.<p>Pro-Russian rebels control a swathe of territory across …

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Text of President Obama’s statement on air strikes, airdrops in Iraq

Good evening. Today I authorized two operations in Iraq — targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death. Let me explain the actions we're …

US calls Israeli attack on UN school 'disgraceful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared Sunday it is "appalled" by Israel's "disgraceful" attack on a United Nations school sheltering some …

Israel announces seven-hour 'humanitarian truce' in Gaza

As Israel pulls back ground forces almost a month in to bloody conflict in Gaza, military call brief ceasefire in areas other than around southern city of Rafah<p>Israel will hold its fire in most of the Gaza Strip for a seven-hour "humanitarian window" on Monday, the military said, four weeks into …

US sanctions announced on Putin's inner circle over Ukraine

The US and the European Union stepped up their sanctions on President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle on Monday, accusing Russia of stoking violence and political tension in eastern Ukraine.<p>The White House announced it was adding seven prominent Russians to a blacklist subject to visa bans and asset …

NATO steps up operations in response to Russian buildup near Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The United States and its NATO allies agreed Wednesday to step up air patrols over the Baltic nations and to deploy additional warships in response to Russia's military buildup near Ukraine.<p>The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will also send military personnel to conduct training and …

Ukrainian army storms illegal checkpoints killing at least five

Up to five pro-Russian gunmen have been killed near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk according to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry after the Ukrainian army moved to demolish illegal checkpoints on its outskirts.<p>One checkpoint was abandoned to the north when five armoured personnel carriers …

Security Insiders: NATO Unprepared to Counter Newly Aggressive Russia

A whop­ping three-quar­ters of <i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i>‘s Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity In­siders said the NATO al­li­ance is not pre­pared to counter a newly …

North Korea conducts 'live-fire drill'

North Korea has begun a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea, one month after a similar exercise triggered the exchange of hundreds of artillery shells across the disputed boundary.<p>The firing began at about 2 PM local time (0500 GMT) and no rounds appeared to have landed south …

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Inside Flipboard / March 14, 2014<p>We know the excitement of seeing an article that’s so interesting or funny or cool that you feel compelled to share …

Xbox chief Marc Whitten leaves Microsoft for Sonos

Marc Whitten, the chief product officer of Xbox, has left Microsoft after 14 years with the company. Whitten helped to launch all three Xbox systems, from the original console back in 2001 to the Xbox One last year, and is now taking up the same role of chief product officer at wireless audio …

Pro-Russian Forces Seize Ukrainian Naval Base

Hundreds of Crimean forces stormed a Ukrainian naval base in the port of Sevastopol on Wednesday, one day after the fatal shooting of a Ukrainian …

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Putin's Rules on Flipboard

By The New York Times | A guide to understanding President Vladimir V. Putin as he tries to restore Russia's former power and glory.

Israel mounts missile-destroying lasers to commercial jets

Israel is finally ready to combat shoulder-launched missiles and they're going to do it with lasers.<p>Israel's Ministry of Defense announced that …

North Koreans reportedly face execution for contact with South Korean missionary

Thirty-three North Koreans will likely be executed after being charged with attempting to overthrow the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un. The means of their alleged treachery? Receiving money to set up 500 underground churches from a South Korean missionary who has since been jailed by …

Ukraine and the Clash of Civilizations

Since the end of the Cold War, per­haps no aca­dem­ic idea has been more de­bated — and more dis­missed — than Samuel Hunt­ing­ton’s no­tion that a …