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Now the F-35 Is Also an Anti-Nuke Weapon

The F-35 jet is an ever-expanding boondoggle, and now the Pentagon wants it to shoot down nukes.
Matthew Gault
a day ago
lunar eclipse

How to Watch the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Even If the Weather’s Crappy

On January 20, a total lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon. Here’s how to catch it if you have cloudy skies.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
War on Drugs

The Pentagon Spent Billions Fighting the War on Drugs Without Even Asking for a Plan

A new government watchdog report says the Pentagon has paid states billions of dollars for counter-narcotics operations without ever asking what would be done with that money.
Matthew Gault
a day ago
YouTube

Why Did YouTube Mass Recommend That People Watch News Footage of the 9/11 Attacks?

Thousands of people say that a years-old CNN news feed from the morning of the September 11th attacks has been resurfaced by YouTube's recommendation algorithm.
Rob Dozier
a day ago
T-Mobile

Senator Wyden Hammers T-Mobile For Empty Promises on Sale of Cell Phone Location Data

The Senator expressed “disappointment” and “disbelief” at CEO John Legere’s unfulfilled promise to end the sale of geolocation data to “shady middlemen.”
Karl Bode
a day ago
antarctica

Dead Tardigrade Found Buried 3,200 feet-Deep in Antarctica Lake

Scientists found a carcass of the extremophile, microbial tardigrade a kilometer underground near an Antarctic lake.
Caroline Haskins
a day ago
UFOS

The Government’s Secret UFO Program Funded Research on Wormholes and Extra Dimensions

Documents released by the Department of Defense reveal some of what its infamous Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was working on.
Sarah Emerson
2 days ago
environment

The Earth's #10YearChallenge Is Grim

People are co-opting the hashtag to talk about climate change and the environment.
Sarah Emerson
2 days ago
coffee

More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction

Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
asteroids

Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago

Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
Drugs

This Algorithm Finds Ways to Make Life-Saving Drugs While Avoiding Patents

The researchers expect the algorithm will be used to both create stronger patents and navigate around existing pharmaceutical patents.
Daniel Oberhaus
2 days ago
Hacking

The ‘Biggest EVER’ Collection of Hacked Passwords Is Not That Bad

Someone put together a massive list of 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords. But there’s really no reason to panic.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago

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