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The 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

We've come a long way since the stealth bomber.<p>Just as smart gadgets have invaded our homes and revolutionized our lives over the last 15 years, next-level weaponry has transformed the military.<p>The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological …

Military

The film that reveals how American ‘experts’ discredit climate scientists

For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees using terms such as “climate change” and “global warming”. No matter that the low-lying state is critically …

Climate

US senators in Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria | Saudi Arabia News

A delegation of US senators led by John McCain has met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince in the kingdom, where talks were focused on the training of Syrian rebel fighters.<p>The meetings took place on Saturday, a day after the Pentagon said that as many as 1,000 US troops and support personnel would be …

Middle East

US teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday.<p>Eighteen-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, were arrested without incident …

Crime

The Navy Is Developing A Next-Generation Drone That Can Land On Aircraft Carriers

In the first quarter of 2015, the US Navy will pick a winner from among the four defense contractors asked to design a version of the aircraft.<p>According to a rundown of Navy programs, four to eight units of the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) will be brought into …

Military

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Hillary Clinton’s book launch gives faithful hope for presidential run

They came starting Monday afternoon, armed with blankets and folding chairs, water bottles and snacks. Their goal: a few moments with the woman they believe is destined to become the next president of the United States.<p>There was a sense that something was beginning – but what, exactly? The event on …

Message to naturopaths: Magic isn’t medicine

<i>Peter McKnight is a former Templeton-Cambridge fellow in science and religion at the University of Cambridge.</i><p>---------------------------------------------------<p>Imagine visiting your doctor for help with some ailment, only to be told "may the Force be with you." You'd likely hightail it out there, …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

7 ways booze is more dangerous than pot

Marijuana is statistically less harmful than alcohol, and it’s time to treat it that way<p>No substantial evidence links marijuana to traffic accidents, domestic violence or cancer, yet pot is illegal and listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

Study says THC could play an important role in how we process negative emotions<p>It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, …

NJ to allow medical marijuana for kids. Safety still under debate

arents who believe their sick children would be helped by medical marijuana won a partial victory in New Jersey Friday. Using a conditional veto, Gov. Chris Christie modified a bill to allow prescriptions of edible medical marijuana for children. Parents of qualifying children will need the …

Cannabis

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job …

Top 5 investigative videos of the week: “Poverty is what makes the rich rich”

From New York’s crack epidemic to Stockton’s Great Depression, a look at the finest docs YouTube has to offer<p>Some questions prompted by this week’s videos:<p>• Are your personal finances in better shape than your city’s?<br>• Why does the media always freak out over the word “crack?”<br>• Did Karl Marx make …