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Florida Officials Want to Wish Climate Change Away

March 9, 2015 Americans excel at denial. Take climate change. There’s overwhelming scientific evidence that human activity has accelerated climate change. But a staggering 52% of the population agreed with the statement that climate change “is a natural phenomenon that happens from time to time,” in a global poll published last year. It...

Baltic States Adopting Tougher Security in Response to Russia

February 24, 2015 Russian president Vladimir Putin may be assuring the world that he is working to secure peace in Ukraine and that it is “unlikely” he will wage war with the country, but events on the ground tell the real story. Kremlin-backed rebels ignored a ceasefire, continuing their fight with the Ukrainian...

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The Head of American Overseas Media Picked a Fight With Russian State TV

January 23, 2015 Many have called the growing tensions and worsening relations between the United States and Russia the “new Cold War.” And when the new head of the American government’s broadcast agency clashes with Russian state-run media, it sure seems like an accurate assessment. Andrew Lack, a former NBC News president who...

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Climate Change May Cost Much More Than The Federal Government Says

January 15, 2015 The United States is underestimating the true economic cost of carbon emissions by as much as 83%, according to a new study that suggests governments should be moving faster and more drastically to curb the level of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. The findings are based on the Stanford...

Will 1 in 10 Cars Sold in 2035 be Self-Driving?

January 14, 2015 The future is nigh, and it may come faster than we realized. According to a study, as many as 12 million driverless cars—that’s 10% of annual sales of new vehicles—could hit the world’s roads just twenty years from now. In fact, 44% of US drivers that the Boston Consulting Group...

Report: Air Force Drone Program at ‘Breaking Point’

January 6, 2015 The drone program run by the US Air Force lacks so much manpower that it is at a “breaking point” an official told The Daily Beast. The website reports that according to an internal memo between top generals, the force has enough drones, but so few pilots that it may...

The Air Force Needs a Lot More Drone Pilots

January 6, 2015 The drone program run by the US Air Force lacks so much manpower that it is at a “breaking point” an official told The Daily Beast. The website reports that according to an internal memo between top generals, the force has enough drones, but so few pilots that it may...

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Report: The Air Force Needs More Drone Operators

January 6, 2015 The drone program run by the US Air Force lacks so much manpower that it is at a “breaking point” an official told The Daily Beast. The website reports that according to an internal memo between top generals, the force has enough drones, but so few pilots that it may...

Here’s What People Did Before They Could Google Things

December 31, 2014 Before there was Google, there were librarians. When the people of yesteryear were curious about something, they frequently turned to their public library, seeking the answers to nagging queries and difficult dilemmas and even their etiquette questions. Now, the staff at the New York Public Library has stumbled upon a...

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United Nations Torture Report Slams American Judicial System

December 1, 2014 In its first review of the U.S. justice system since 2006, a United Nations committee has cited a long list of transgressions against international standards of human rights, from the use of water-boarding on terrorist suspects to shackling pregnant inmates in prisons, and the racially-charged police brutality on American streets....