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New NASA Photo Shows Saturn In A Whole New Light

The ancient Romans saw Saturn as the god of agriculture and fertility, a generally benevolent and peaceful deity. Saturn's sometime partner, Lua, on the other hand, brought illness to Roman enemies and oversaw the destruction of their weapons.<p>In this image published on Monday, NASA seems to have …

Astronomy

September Blood Moon, Super Moon combine for one spectacularly bright lunar eclipse

Moon gazers, mark your calendars. A "Blood Moon" and Super Moon combine on September 27th for a spectacularly large total lunar eclipse with the Moon passing Earth at the closest distance all year--just 221,753 miles away.<p>What makes this month's event so exciting for astronomers is the simultaneous …

Lunar Eclipse

6 Scientists Are About To Spend A Year On 'Mars'

The longest space travel simulation ever conducted on U.S. soil is about to begin on Hawaii's Big Island.<p>On Aug. 28, the fourth Hawaii Space Exploration and Analog and Simulation mission will begin, with six scientists spending a full year inside an isolated, solar-powered dome atop the Mauna Loa …

Sea Level

Dream Chaser Space Plane Will Fly in 2016

The Sierra Nevada Corporation announced today that its space plane is due to be launched on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Florida in November 2016.<p>Dream Chaser, the private space plane built to shuttle astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station, is ready to leave the Earth.<p>In a …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Universe

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Climate Change

Take a video flyover of Mars in this reconstruction of the surface

Ever wondered what it might be like to skim the surface of Mars? Wonder no more.<p>Last week, the European Space Agency released a recreation of a …

US officials probe alleged military personnel data leak

U.S. officials could not immediately confirm that a group claiming to be affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday posted …

Buhari charges Nigeria's military chiefs to defeat Boko Haram in 3 months - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p>President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday charged the new heads of the Nigerian military to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents within three …

Top US general: Russia is most dangerous threat

Gen. Ray Odierno, the outgoing Army chief of staff, said Wednesday that Russia is the top military threat to the U.S.<p>"I believe Russia is the most …

Russia

The new Dad's Army taking the fight to Islamic State

Grandfather Jim Atherton is one of several UK volunteers who have travelled to fight Isil in Syria and Iraq despite no military training. But what impact are they having?<p>With ammunition strapped to his webbing and hand grenades nestling in pouches next to his Marlboro Gold cigarettes, white van man …

Middle East

China’s First Drone War Is Here

The United States is not exactly happy about Beijing’s drone proliferation. But, in this one case, it’s been strangely helpful.<p>The United States is …

DARPA's XS-1 spacecraft could hit speeds of Mach 10

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” buzz has already kicked off, but in the real world, the US military has taken a step closer to making advanced spacecraft a reality.<p>The XS-1 is airplane-like space vehicle that can fly to space and rapidly launch small satellites, space weapons, and more into orbit at …

Space Exploration

MILITARY TECHNOLOGY: “Not a boutique missile.” Raytheon’s SM-6 Missile Can Now Destroy Both Cruise and Ballistic Missiles

“Not a boutique missile.” Raytheon’s SM-6 Missile Can Now Destroy Both Cruise and Ballistic Missiles<p>The complex challenge of defending a ship or an …

Military

Is Schumer Setting Us on Another Path to War?

The framework agreement that the U.S. and its international partners reached with Iran that blocks Tehran's pathways to building a nuclear bomb is barely a week old, yet the usual suspects have already denounced it as a "bad deal."<p>To the opposition of the Iran deal, President Obama recently stated, …

Middle East

Transgender transition care will cost the military this much

During last week’s Republican debate, president candidate Mike Huckabee said that he wasn’t sure “how paying for transgender surgery for soldiers, …

LGBTQI

NATO and Russian war games could spur real conflict, analysts warn

Russia and NATO have been staging military exercises designed to confront a threat from the other, raising the danger of an accidental collision or misunderstanding that could provoke actual war, European security analysts warn.<p>Russia and the Western military alliance have increased the scope and …

Senior US military official: Turkey 'needed a hook' and tricked us on ISIS

"It's clear that ISIL was a hook," the senior military official told The Journal, referring to the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh).<p>"Turkey wanted to move against the PKK, but it needed a hook."<p>On Tuesday, an American military source told Fox News that US military leaders were "outraged" …

Middle East

Kurd forces attacked with chemical weapons in Iraq: German army

"There was a chemical weapons attack" southwest of Arbil, a ministry spokesman told AFP, adding that some Kurdish fighters suffered respiratory problems while German military trainers were unhurt.<p>"American and Iraqi specialists from Baghdad are on their way to find out what happened," added the …

Middle East

Russia and Nato 'actively preparing for war'

Rival war games by Russian armed forces and Nato represent greatest build up of military tension in Europe since Cold War, warns think tank<p>Russia and Nato are actively preparing for war with one another amid the greatest build up of military tension in Europe since the end of the Cold War, a new …

Russia

'Senior officers gathered us in a conference room': Russian Army major describes being sent to Ukraine

Vladimir Starkov is currently held in a detention center in Kiev after being intercepted three weeks ago with a truck full of ammunition.<p>He was driving the truck from Donetsk to Yasne, a small village south of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk when he was arrested.<p>Starkov, who is being charged …

Russia

American Paratroopers in Ukraine Have Putin Rattled

The Kremlin is worried about not just what the Americans are teaching the Ukrainians, but what they may be learning from them and the Donbas …

Kelly McParland: Jeb Bush’s plan for U.S. escalation in Syria, Iraq may be contentious, but at least it’s a plan

Jeb Bush gave a speech the other day that could, in time, prove to be a very important address. It laid out, in some detail, the strategy he would …