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Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True.

Right now, U.S. soldiers are training hard for heavy combat -- just in case.<p>FORT HOOD, Texas ― The United States Army, citing threats from North Korea, Iran, Russia and the Islamic State, has put its most powerful combat units on a war footing, ready to slug it out, if necessary, in high-intensity …

Military

Psychedelic researcher says he believed LSD was dangerous ‘until I saw the science’

We are currently experiencing a “renaissance” in psychedelic research, as Michael Pollan writes in a recent issue of The New Yorker. Hallucinogenic …

Leonardo DiCaprio shocked the fossil fuel industry with a simple but powerful move.

Leonardo DiCaprio is essentially a dreamy, human version of Captain Planet.<p>Dude loves the environment, and he does more than just talk.<p><b>He joined in</b> …

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.<p>Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a …

Bernie Sanders Blasts Media For Focusing On Ben Carson's Biography Instead Of His Policies

"I know it's a crazy idea, but maybe we focus on the issues impacting the American people."<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called out the media on Sunday for scrutinizing GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson's personal story, thereby diverting attention away from his policy positions.<p>“I think it might …

Military activity forces Los Angeles airport to detour night flights

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nighttime flights into and out of Los Angeles International Airport will avoid passing over the Pacific Ocean just to the west of the airport for the coming week because the U.S. military has activated airspace there, officials said.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration and …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Declassified photos show the US's final preparations for the only nuclear weapons attacks in history

A lot has been established about the immediate preparations for the dropping of the bombs, known as "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," which were loaded onto airplanes on the North Field airbase on Tinian Island, part of the Northern Mariana Islands to the south of Japan.<p>Until recently few photographs …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

A neurosurgeon calls this basic fact about the brain 'too strange to understand'

In his new book, "Do No Harm," Marsh vividly describes a brain surgery in which he's looking for a tumor that needs to be excised. "The idea that my [tool] is moving through thought itself, through emotion and reason, <b>that memories, dreams and reflections should consist of jelly, is simply too</b> …

7. Nazi Base 211 Antarctica

Of course the Nazis had a secret UFO base in Antarctica! That just makes sense. Everyone realises that Iron Sky and Raiders Of The Lost Ark were …

Paranormal

This Map Shows UFO Hot Spots Across the United States

Data comes from the National UFO Reporting Center.<p>Since 1947 when Kenneth Arnold first reported a "flying saucer" over Washington, UFOs have been in the public imagination. The communities who believe in them are divided on what they are—the most common answer is "aliens," but there are a large …

UFO Sightings 2015 Updates: 10,000 alien sightings yearly barely scratch the surface; Russia ‘real deal’ UFO goes viral

Quite understandably, UFO sightings tallying a record number 10,000 a year is enough to raise the hair at the back of any breathing human on Earth. …

Paranormal

US scientists: Global warming pause 'no longer valid'

<b>US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.</b><p>A US government laboratory says the much talked about "pause" is an illusion caused by inaccurate data.<p>Updated observations show temperatures did not plateau, say National Oceanographic and …

Why our chances of encountering alien life are so, so slim

“We really don’t know anything”<p>Last month, design collective Kurz Gesagt released a video on the Fermi Paradox, or the explanation for why, despite the overwhelming abundance of galaxies in the universe, we will likely never encounter aliens. On Thursday, the group released their second video …

Mystery of our 145 ‘alien’ genes: Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors – and say it could change how we think about evolution

Humans contain ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors, researchers have discovered.<p>The say we acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from …

Rick Santorum Wants Pope Francis To Stop Talking About Climate Change

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he loves Pope Francis, but he wants the pontiff to stop talking about climate change.<p>Santorum, a devout Catholic, told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano on Monday that the pope should "leave science to the scientists."<p>His comments come as the …

5 ways the world's most controversial telescope could revolutionize astronomy

That is, if it's actually built.<p>Native Hawaiian protestors halted the construction earlier this year. Many consider the mountain sacred ground and there are concerns that the construction could have terrible consequences for the delicate mountaintop ecosystem.<p>Legally, TMT has the green light to …

Self-Chilling Roof Material Could Cool Your House For Free

Also keeps your cooling bills from going through the roof<p>It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer …

Pentagon accidentally shipped live anthrax to Canada and Australia in addition to the US

Two defense officials today confirmed that in addition to accidentally sending live samples of anthrax to 28 government and private facilities across the US and army base in South Korea, the Pentagon also shipped the deadly spores to three laboratories in Canada. Investigations into anthrax …

New evidence emerges on the origins of life

In the beginning, there were simple chemicals. And they produced amino acids that eventually became the proteins necessary to create single cells. …

This Box Shows Tomorrow’s Weather On Your Table With REAL Rain And Clouds

Ken Kawamoto, a software engineer by day and gadget inventor by night, likes to “break the barrier between the digital world and the real world ,” …

Weather

Adam’s Calendar: Oldest Megalithic Site in the World?

Adam’s Calendar is controversially suggested to be the oldest man-made structure in the world. Sometimes referred to as "African Stonehenge", it …

Google and Levi's Are Weaving Computers Into Your Clothes

'Project Jacquard' brings simple, powerful tech to textiles<p>Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group is one of the most exciting divisions of any major technology company: It’s where Project Ara, Google's modular phone experiment, and Project Tango, Google's 3D-mapping tool, were born …

Do you speak dog? The idea's not barking mad, say scientists

It's not just Dr Dolittle who can talk to the animals – researchers have developed a computer program that translates woofs into words<p>They are known as man's best friend and the British are famously dotty about them. But how can you tell if your dog is happy, lonely, anxious or sad?<p>The answer is in …

May 2015