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August 30, 2014

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11:40 PM | U.S. Announces Plans to Send Tanks and Troops to Eastern Europe
Following reports earlier this week of over 1,000 Russian troops and more than 100 Russian tanks crossing over into Ukraine, the U.S. has announced plans to send American tanks and troops to participate in military drills alongside the United States’ NATO allies. About 600 troops from the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (also known as the “Iron Horse brigade”) will deploy from their base in Fort Hood, Texas in October. But unlike the 173rd Airborne Brigade troops […]

August 29, 2014

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7:48 PM | It's OK, Russia will Cooperate with US on Asteroid Threat
Russian state media has announced a Russia-US agreement to share information in the event of natural or man-made disasters, despite the escalating unrest in Eastern Ukraine.
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7:45 PM | Russian Army Wives Demand Answers About Their Incognito Husbands
Yesterday, the U.S. State Department confirmed that over 1,000 Russian troops and armored vehicles had crossed the border into Ukraine and engaged in the fighting there. Despite satellite imagery released by NATO showing the Russian forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin is still denying that the troops and weaponry are of Russian origin. Now, even people within Russia want some answers. Yesterday, several dozen mothers and wives gathered outside of a Russian military base […]

August 28, 2014

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11:43 PM | 1,000 Russian Troops Have Crossed Into Ukraine, Along With Tanks and Heavy Armor
For the past week or so, there have been a number of reports coming out about Russian troop movements across the Ukrainian border. Finally, earlier today, officials from the U.S. State Department confirmed that around 1,000 Russian troops (as well as other heavy weaponry) had crossed over the border to join pro-Russian rebels in southeastern Ukraine. U.S. officials said that Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers fought alongside these pro-Russian rebels in two […]

August 26, 2014

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6:27 PM | A Supersonic, Stealth Sub Could Sneak Up from China
Engineers are working on a next-generation submarine that would fly through water in an air bubble. Continue reading →

August 22, 2014

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11:00 AM | Why Terrorists Behead Their Victims
Reporter James Foley's beheading in the Middle East was part of a long tradition of sending a gruesome message. Continue reading →

August 21, 2014

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2:00 PM | Guns and Roses
A tree, a bird, a military base and one of largest ecological restoration efforts in the United States.
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12:32 PM | Octopus-Inspired Camouflage Flashes to Life in Smart Material
Octopuses and their cephalopod cousins are the undisputed masters of disguise. An octopus can change its color, texture and luminosity faster than you can say “camouflage.” So far our... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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11:55 AM | Explainer: What Is The National Guard?
Missouri's governor has called in the National Guard, thanks to the current unrest in the city of Ferguson. Who makes up the National Guard and what exactly is it? Tara has the answers in this explainer.

August 18, 2014

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9:54 PM | Mimicking geckos
Researchers at DARPA are using geckos to create biologically inspired methods of scaling vertical walls. Check out this video demonstration of “Geckskin”:

August 08, 2014

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3:47 PM | Explainer: How Many Countries Are Currently at War?
While some conflicts tend to lead the headlines on a daily basis, other countries are at also at war, in more places than might be imagined.
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