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U.S. Navy

Deadline to remove Syrian chemical weapons missed

A deadline to remove the first of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile has been missed after two Scandanavian ships returned to port without picking up the deadly cargo<p>Efforts to strip Bashar Assad's regime of its chemical weapons arsenal remained on hold on Tuesday after the leading international …

Syria conflict: Rebel-on-rebel clashes spread in north

<b>Fighting in northern Syria between rival rebel groups has spread to the city of Raqqa, reports say.</b><p>The powerful al-Qaeda-affiliated group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) came under attack at its headquarters overnight, activists say.<p>It is the latest battle in a continuing struggle …

Middle East

Drug trade could splinter Afghanistan into fragmented criminal state – UN

Afghanistan's booming narcotics trade risks splintering the country into a "fragmented, criminal state" if the government and its western allies do not step up efforts to tackle opium production and the illicit economy it supports, a senior UN official warned.<p>Opium farming in Afghanistan, the …

Iraq: Deadly blast at Baghdad bus station

<b>A car bomb has killed at least nine people and wounded others at a bus station in central Baghdad.</b><p>The bomb went off on Sunday morning outside the station in the Allawi area, local police said.<p>Last Thursday, a suicide bomber blew himself up among army recruits in the same area, killing 23 …

War

Pentagon sending weapons to Iraq

The Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help Baghdad put down a resurgent al-Qaeda that is battling government troops in cities that U.S. troops helped liberate during the Iraq war.<p>The Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help …

To Save Threatened Owl, Another Species Is Shot

<b>Listen · 5:10</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In desperation to save the rare northern spotted owl, biologists are doing something that goes against their core — shooting another owl that's rapidly taking over spotted owl territory across the northwest.<p>"If we don't do it, what we're essentially …

You Can Buy Property on the Moon, But Can You Keep It?

In 1997, three Yemenis sued NASA for trespassing with its Mars Rover, claiming they had inherited Mars from their ancestors 3,000 years ago. In 2004, …

Asteroids

The Week In Drones: A Military Transformer, An App For Aerial Photos, And More

Welcome to the drone age! Six U.S. states are now testing drones for the FAA, and there are new developments in unmanned aerial vehicle technology daily. Here's a round-up of the week's best drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of …

Cannabis and memory loss: dude, where's my CBD? | Dana Smith

Legalisation presents an opportunity to promote cannabis rich in a chemical that protects against its negative effects<p>It isn't often that science and pop culture overlap, but the two fields are in agreement when it comes to the familiar trope of the forgetful stoner.<p>A recent study published in …

College drinking amps up PTSD, and vice versa

The estimated nine percent of college students who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to drink more alcohol than peers …

The U.S. Army Is Testing Auto-Aiming Rifles

Because better arms make a better Army.<p>Consider it performance enhancement for snipers. Guns made by a company called TrackingPoint, which include a special computer and targeting system built into the gun itself, turn inexperienced marksmen into expert shots on the first try, and could make …