U.S. Radioactive Waste Leaking Into Pacific

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Black seabirds circle high above the giant concrete dome that rises from a tangle of green vines just a few paces from the lapping waves of the Pacific. Half buried in the sand, the vast structure looks like a downed UFO.

Runit Radioactive waste storage dome

At the summit, figures carved into the weathered

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ICANN Pushes to Abolish Domain Registration Privacy

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It’s hard to pick up a paper, or an iPad, without reading about some bit of privacy that Americans have lost—or given up—in exchange for one convenience or another. It’s rare however that such an egregious attack on our privacy, like the one underway against every website owner in the world today and in

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U.S. Apparently Spied on German Media as Well as its Government

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An investigation by the German parliament is publicly raising questions as to whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country but interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.

On Thursday, the German government’s intelligence coordinator, Günter Heiss, testified before a parliamentary

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Some Surprising Misconceptions of Iraq

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Baghdad Skyline

If you’ve been alive for more than a day, you will know that Iraq is a dangerous place, where suicide attacks are a daily occurrence, women are oppressed, and people don’t have a social life. A guy I know moved to Iraq four months ago, and wanted to share his experience of

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Escaped North Korean Scientist Set to Divulge Evidence on Inhumane N. Korean Bio-Weapons Testing

The South Korean Defense Ministry believes that the North is developing anthrax in addition to other biochemical weapons.

A North Korean scientist with expertise in biochemical weaponry defected from his home country in June and has been spending his time in Finland.

The South Korean Defense Ministry believes that the North is developing anthrax in addition to other biochemical weapons.

The 47-year-old left with 15 gigabytes worth of data and information regarding

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In Case You Didn’t Know: 3D Printed Handgun Made with METAL!

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Yes, this is slightly old news, however despite that fact I just heard about it today, so I figured there are probably many other folks who have also remained out of the loop on this, so “in case you didn’t know”. here it is an actual 45 automatic handgun printed in metal!

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First Human Killed by Robot in Germany

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A technician has been killed by a robot at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany.

A 21 year old external contractor was installing the robot together with a colleague when he was struck in the chest by the robot and pressed against a metal plate. He later died of his injuries, reports Chris Bryant, FT’s

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Russia Testing New Hypersonic Missile

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Russia is currently working on a new hypersonic missile, which can carry nuclear warheads and breach existing missile defense systems, according to military experts. The new weapon is part of Russia’s plans to modernize the country’s strategic missile force.

Russia’s new Yu-71 hypersonic missile is said to have maximum speed of about 7,000 mph.

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Islamist Killing of U.S. Teacher Yields Death Sentence

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A United Arab Emirates court on Monday sentenced a UAE woman to death for the Islamist-inspired killing of an American kindergarten teacher in December, the state news agency WAM said.

 

Ala’a Badr Abdullah al-Hashemi caught on cctv

The teacher, identified as Romanian-born Ibolya Ryan, a mother of 11-year-old twins, was stabbed to death

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Russian Anti-Sanction Toilet Paper

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A group of Russian entrepreneurs have started selling toilet paper featuring the text of the sanctions imposed against Moscow by the European Union and the United States. The group, which is called “Our Response,” says the toilet rolls are a way of letting Western governments know that Russians do not respect the sanctions against their

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ISIS Continues Rampage Killing 120 Civilians

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Islamic State (IS) militants have killed more than 120 civilians since launching a fresh attack on the Syrian border town of Kobane, activists say.

Many of the wounded were taken across the border into the Turkish town of Suruc

IS “fired at everything that moved” after entering on Thursday, said the Syrian Observatory

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Telescope 10X Sharper Than Hubble Causing Controversy

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The group building a huge telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain plans to restart construction this week, ending a two-month delay caused by protesters opposed to the ambitious project.

Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano — work that was halted in April after a series of protests—will resume on Wednesday

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Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveals More Mystery Features

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First, NASA’s Dawn probe spotted curiously sparkly bright spots on the surface of Ceres, the dwarf planet that lies in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Beats us, the scientists said.

Now, cameras on the tractor-trailer-size spacecraft have captured a baffling structure rising 3 miles above the planet’s cratered surface.

Conveniently, the thing looks

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Wikileaks Cables Reveal Check Book Diplomacy Tactics of Saudi Arabia

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BEIRUT, Lebanon — It seems that everyone wants something from Saudi Arabia.

Before becoming the president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi wanted visas to take his family on a religious pilgrimage. A Lebanese politician begged for cash to pay his bodyguards. Even the state news agency of

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Bionic Lens Trumps Lasix, 3X Better Than 20/20 Vision

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Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.

Dr. Garth Holds a Bionic lens on the tip of his finger, he says the insertion procedure would be painless.

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Israeli Jets Scrambled to Destroy Crashed Drone in Lebanon

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Israeli jets hit drone that reportedly crashed into mountains outside town of Saghbine, Lebanese security source says.

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An Israeli war plane has struck a remote area in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to destroy a downed Israeli drone, a Lebanese security source said.

The source told Reuters news agency that the cause of the

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Russia Demands Investigation into Legitimacy of U.S. Moon Landings

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The increasingly tense relationship between the United States and Russia might be about to face a new challenge: a Russian investigation into American moon landings.

Neil Armstrong on Moon with Flag

In an op-ed published by Russian newspaper Izvestia, Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the More…

Americans Must Now Have Visa to Enter Venezuela

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The Venezuelan government decided to take the same measures with the United States that the North American country has been applying on Venezuela. A meditation on the sense of diplomatic reciprocity.

 

“An eye for an eye and the world will go blind”, says the proverb opposing the ancient law of retaliation, one of

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Combat Exoskeletons and other Technology in the DARPA Pipeline

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When Geoffrey Ling talks about the future of technology, his ideas go flying around the room like a whirlwind. Ling eagerly describes a world in which people live far beyond their natural lifespans, minds can be downloaded into external ‘hard drives’ for enhancement by artificial intelligence and robots and aircraft are controlled by human thought.

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China, Russia Crack Snowden Files

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Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in “hostile countries” after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Sunday Times reported.

Apparently Snowden is not liking Russia very much

Security service MI6, which operates overseas and is tasked with defending

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