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Isis militants parade military muscle in Raqqa, Syria – video

General Sir David Richards' bid for 100,000-strong force had support from US heavyweights but was shelved as too risky<p>Published: 4 Jul 2014<p>Hundreds of people from Britain have joined aid convoys to Syria, despite legal threats from the UK government, and concerns they could be radicalised by the …

Six Reasons to Love Military Romances

There's nothing quite like a man in uniform and nobody knows that better than the authors and fans of military romances. These novels feature "strong, sexy heroes and strong, sexy heroines" in dramatic, high conflict situations. "And that is just the tip of the iceberg!" promises author Sara Jane …

Military

US military grounds all F-35 fighter jets – but Australia's purchase to go ahead

The US military has grounded the entire fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets – the same model the Australian government has committed to buying for $12.4bn – because of engine concerns.<p>The inspections were triggered after one plane caught fire at a Florida airbase last Tuesday. Witnesses …

NASA Flying Saucer Flight Test Succeeds

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) touches down gently in the Pacific Ocean.<p>Over the weekend, a giant balloon carried NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) up to 120,000 feet over Hawaii and then let it go. The flying saucer then began a half hour of powered flight, at the end …

Lockheed's 'Space Fence' surveillance system to track cosmic debris

Right now, millions of objects are whizzing around Earth faster than speeding bullets. Much of this is celestial garbage — remnants of past missions and cosmic collisions that have taken place over half a century.<p>Dead satellites. Spent rocket stages. Astronauts' long-lost equipment.<p>To keep watch …

Space Exploration

China's Cockroach Farms Are A Glimpse Into Our Protein Future

The environmentally friendly way to farm<p>You've heard the arguments. Insects are cheap to grow, easy on the environment, and high in protein and minerals. In contrast, livestock such as pigs and cows are expensive, produce noxious chemicals such as methane and ammonia, and take up land and grains …

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

Xbox One and PS4 thrust AMD back into black

AMD reported $1.46 billion in revenue and an operating income of $95 million for the third quarter of 2013, a return to profit which it attributes to its semi-custom chips that power the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.<p>AMD also reported operating losses of $29 million and $131 million for Q2 2013 and Q3 …

PlayStation 3 breaks Xbox 360's 32-month winning streak in the US

The PlayStation 3 was the best-selling games console in the US for September, according to NPD, breaking an impressive stranglehold on the top of the charts that the Xbox 360 had managed to keep for the 32 months since January 2011. NPD analyst Liam Callahan told <i>Gamesindustry.biz</i> that Sony's system …

Amid Oil Boom, Petroleum Exports Surge

RICH­MOND, Cal­if. — It takes about a month for oil to ar­rive from the Middle East to a re­finery here on the edge of the San Fran­cisco Bay. On a …

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

Tea Party