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October 17, 2014

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5:25 PM | DNews: What's the Military's Not-So-Secret Shuttle Doing?
It's not entirely a secret space shuttle, but there's still much we don't know about the Air Force craft that recently landed after a journey to space to do ... no one knows what! Trace examines what the mystery ship might have been up to.
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5:04 PM | Explainer: How Powerful Is India?
With the second-highest population in the world, a growing economy and nukes on site, how big of a global power is India becoming?

October 16, 2014

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7:49 PM | U.S., Military to Plan More Strategically for Climate Change
Climate change is a “threat multiplier” and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The New York Times indicated that the report marks a departure from the DoD’s previous focus on preparing bases to adapt to climate…

October 10, 2014

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5:47 PM | Explainer: Rise of the Drone
The U.S. is testing heavily armed autonomous drones for combat... and they're working. These computer controlled weapon carriers operate solely on their own and have already been used to attack targets abroad. Is this the future of war?

October 01, 2014

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3:00 AM | The Fluke That Thwarted an Invasion
Microbes are the omnipresent yet frequently unacknowledged adversary on the battlefield. Though microscopic in size, their very macroscopic effects can decimate armies, foil the best planned war initiatives, and change the course of history. In one of the greatest military debacles in history, Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 failed on account of body lice […]The post The Fluke That Thwarted an Invasion appeared first on Body Horrors.
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3:00 AM | The Fluke That Thwarted an Invasion
Microbes are the omnipresent yet frequently unacknowledged adversary on the battlefield. Though microscopic in size, their very macroscopic effects can decimate armies, foil the best planned war initiatives, and change the course of history. In one of the greatest military debacles in history, Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 failed on account of body lice […]The post The Fluke That Thwarted an Invasion appeared first on Body Horrors.

September 26, 2014

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2:00 PM | Weird Space Bubbles May Have Caused US Battle Deaths
New research suggests a plasma bubble in the high atmosphere blocked radio communications during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan, which lead to a deadly US helicopter ambush.

September 23, 2014

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10:15 AM | US and Arab Allies Bomb Islamic State Jihadists in Syria
The United States and its Arab allies early Tuesday launched bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria, opening up a new front in the battle against the jihadist group after more than a month of US air strikes in Iraq.
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6:30 AM | Is suicide contagious? Definition and epidemiology of suicide clusters
Mark Smith summarises a recent narrative synthesis of research looking at the definition and epidemiology of suicide clusters. The post Is suicide contagious? Definition and epidemiology of suicide clusters appeared first on The Mental Elf.

September 22, 2014

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3:54 PM | Explainer: When Can U.S. Presidents Wage War?
With President Obama recently authorizing military action against ISIS, legal scholars are revisiting the question of who can declare war and who can't.
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3:50 PM | Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers
A new military-sponsored program aims to develop a tiny device that can be implanted in the body, where it will use electrical impulses to monitor the body's organs.

September 21, 2014

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11:09 PM | Thousands of Russians In Moscow and St. Petersburg March In Anti-War Protests
Today, in Moscow, St. Petersburg and a number of other cities across Russia, thousands of Russian citizens protested what they see as a covert war being carried out by Russia in eastern Ukraine. The protests mark the largest demonstrations since Russian President Vladimir Putin was re-elected to a third term in May of 2012. SONAR, an independent monitoring group that counted protestors as they passed through security checkpoints, estimated that around 26,000 protestors took part […]
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