Fernando Calora

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Colt M4 Carbine Deal Falls Through, Chile Adopts FN SCAR Instead

A few months we reported that Chile had agreed to purchase 2,000 Colt M4 Carbines. The Chilean government now claim that Colt were unable to deliver …

Liberty Crier -

 YouTube description: Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, while testifying on Capitol Hill, blasts Democratic Senator Patty Murray for …

Latest Video of Kim Jong-un Shows Him Brandishing a Handgun During Military Target Practice

In addition to continued threats and warning embassies within the country that they have until April 10 to remove themselves because North Korea can’t guarantee their safety in the event of attack, the country has released a video of its leader showing off his own military prowess.<p>In the video, Kim …

Beretta’s president assumed it was “common sense” to ask buyers why they want lots of guns

A trove of previously hidden testimony from gun manufacturing executives has revealed an industry generally uninterested in helping trace firearms used in crimes. That’s not so surprising. What’s a little more surprising, in the case of the Italian gunmaker Beretta, is an admission that gun safety …

Guns

Studies: Gun Crime Rates Drop as Ownership Rises - Guns & Ammo

More than a few anti-gunners are quick to pan the notion of “more guns, less crime.” Without any basis, these folks will scream that more guns will …

Coming late 2013: Walther PPQ 5 inch

According to the Walther reps at NRA Annual Meetings, the 5 inch PPQ should be available by the end of the year, but could be delayed until 2014. At …

8 Mummy Finds Revealing Ancient Disease

Some ailments were ancient scourges, others surprisingly modern.<p><b>Whether laid to rest in a simple grave or a grand tomb, the human body rarely survives the sweep of time. But in a few places where people deliberately mummified their dead, or the environmental conditions were right—very dry or</b> …

A Hidden Victim of Somali Pirates: Science

Fear of buccaneers opens a vast "data hole" in the Indian Ocean.<p><b>During 32 years of fieldwork in the deserts of Ethiopia, Tim White, the eminent American paleoanthropologist, has brazened through every conceivable obstacle to his research into human origins.</b><p>Flash floods have marooned his vehicles in …

Opinion: Forget the Moon. Let's Go to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin says the Red Planet should be humankind's next destination.<p><i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>National Geographic is bringing together astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker for a Google+ Hangout on Monday, May 20 at 2 pm ET (7 p.m. UTC). Post your questions below using #LetsExplore.</i><p><b>As an Apollo</b> …

5 Surprising Drone Uses (Besides Pizza Delivery)

Domino's delivery may be a farce, but drones are set to become common in American skies.<p><b>We all know drones can deliver death on the battlefield, but might they also soon be delivering hot pizzas to your door? While the "DomiCopter," the brainchild of a British Domino's pizza franchise, delivered a</b> …

DEEPSEA CHALLENGER Pilot Sphere

Although the <i>DEEPSEA CHALLENGER</i> is as long as a stretch limo, the pilot’s home will be the cramped pilot sphere. With an internal diameter of 43 …

Engineering

In Global First, Philippines to Destroy Its Ivory Stock

No other ivory-consuming nation has taken such a dramatic step.<p><b>On June 21 the Philippines will destroy five tons of seized ivory, becoming the world's first ivory-consuming nation to destroy its national ivory stock.</b><p>The act comes in the wake of the country's being identified by <i>National Geographic</i> …

North American Birds Declining as Threats Mount

Global warming, habitat loss, wind turbines, and cats are factors.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Throughout the year, birders look forward to changing seasons and avian scenes as they explore woods, grasslands, and wetlands: the spectacle of spring migration, the</b> …

Pre-Hispanic Chiefs in Panama Were Born to Rule

New discovery provides evidence for inherited power, points to complex culture.<p><b>Archaeologist Julia Mayo works at a site called El Caño near the Pacific coast 90 miles southwest of Panama City. During five years of excavation, she has uncovered the burials of gold-laden chiefs from a still-unnamed</b> …

Stonehenge Revealed: Why Stones Were a "Special Place"

Lead archaeologist at Stonehenge discusses his team's discoveries in new book.<p><b>The eerie megaliths of Stonehenge have inspired speculation for centuries.</b>

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

Three queens were buried with golden treasures, human sacrifices.<p><b>It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first</b> …

World's Oldest Calendar Discovered in U.K.

A series of large pits were dug by Mesolithic people to track the cycle of the moon.<p><b>Archaeologists working in Scotland have uncovered what they believe to be the world's oldest lunar calendar</b>—<b>a series of 12 large, specially shaped pits that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The</b> …

July 2013

Water Stress Threatens Future Energy Production

When we flip on a light, we rarely think about water. But electricity generation is the biggest user of water in the United States. Thermoelectric power plants alone use more than 200 billion gallons of water a day – about 49 percent of the nation’s total water withdrawals.<p>Large quantities of water …

Corpse flower bloom 2013 | United States Botanic Garden

The titan arum (<i>Amorphophallus titanum</i>), also known as the corpse flower, bloomed at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory in July 2013. It was the …

August 2013

4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce

The unemployment rate only includes people who don't have jobs and are looking for work. A much larger swath of people — about 36 percent of U.S. adults — don't have jobs and aren't looking for work at all. That figure is higher than it's been in decades (and, conversely, the share of adults in the …

Chinese luxury car buyers are indeed getting overcharged—and they’re happy to pay

There’s a good reason why wealthy Chinese luxury car buyers are suspicious that they’re paying more than their counterparts in Europe or the United States: they absolutely are, not to penalize China but because that’s what the market will bear.<p>The world’s biggest automakers set prices …

Mercedes-Benz

Wal-Mart And Tesco Won't Be In India Anytime Soon

India has just relaxed a further set of rules governing foreign investment in its retail sector. The world’s biggest retail chains, which were initially eager to do business in populous India, may still not be too excited. The potential size of the market ($850 billion by 2015, according to …

Bribery scandal reveals why China is so attractive to Big Pharma

Foreign pharmaceutical firms are in China for the same reason bank robbers are in banks—that’s where the money is. But the widening crackdown on bribery, which has already ensnared executives from GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, is threatening to upend the business opportunities that have made …

World Health Organization

America Won't Have Enough Grapes To Make All Of The Wine It Wants To Drink

And the roots of this problem originate twenty years ago.<p>"An excess of US vineyard plantings in the 1990s resulted in surplus wine grape supply through the 2000s," noted Rossi and Woolford. "The excess supply of grapes over the last decade and Californian farmers' ability to switch to other crops …

11 Ways Big Brands Are Chasing Millennials

Some are taking drastic measures to attract the young generation, and for good reason.<p>By 2020, 30% of all retail sales will be to millennials, said Robin Lewis, CEO of "The Robin Report" and co-author of "The New Rules of Retail."<p>"Every brand and retailer had better be re-positioning their …