Category: World News

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Sticks and Stones? Or Drones?

Are drones leading us to war? Albert Einstein once said that he didn’t know how World War III would be fought, though he did know about World War IV – with sticks and stones. He was warning us that our escalation of nuclear weapons would lead to a war where very little – and very few – were left standing. Today, what would Einstein think of the recent escalation of combat drones? Defense planners argue that drones save lives, sparing those who would’ve had to fight the enemy face to face, or gun-sight to gun-sight. Now, with drones, or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial...

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New Zealand Creates Massive Ocean Sanctuary

New Zealand Creates One Of Earth’s Largest Ocean Sanctuaries New Zealand is pushing the limit of aquatic protected areas with their creation of a 239,000 sq mile ocean sanctuary. Commercial and recreational fishing will be completely banned, as will oil, gas and mineral prospecting, exploration and mining. Nearly 630 miles north-east of New Zealand the Kermadec ocean sanctuary will be one of the world’s “most significant fully protected ecosystems”, the prime minister of New Zealand, John Key, told the UN general assembly in New York. The marine reserve will encompass a collection of small islands and surrounding ocean and is considered crucial for biodiversity with researchers...

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Russian Airstrikes Kill US-Supported Syrian Rebels

Russian Airstrikes Kill US-Supported Syrian Rebels Russia continues its second day of ground offensive strikes against the terrorist organization ISIS, as news now emerges that jets have bombed US-supported Syrian rebels as well as other civilians. The areas targeted by Russian air-strikes were known to be rebel positions including some rural parts northwest of the town of Jisr al-Shughhour. While Russian officials claim ignorance to the bombing which killed Free Syrian Army leader Captain Iyad al-Deek, critics point out that the alleged targets in this two-day strike have not yet included any known ISIL camps. U.S. Senator John McCain told CNN: “Their initial...

Jessica Vazquez, left, hugs her aunt, Leticia Acaraz, as they await word on Acaraz's daughter after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP) 1

BREAKING: Oregon School Shooting – 13 Dead, Multiple Injured

BREAKING: Oregon School Shooting – 13 Dead, Multiple Injured Another mass shooting in the United States has occurred in a town approximately 70 miles south of Eugene, Oregon. According to officials, a gunman opened fire at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg just before 10:40 AM Thursday morning. Nine agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were rushed in, arriving on the scene at around 11:29 AM, with the shooting suspect downed by law enforcement at around 11:38 AM local time. Wounded were transported to both Eugene and Riverbend hospitals. So far 16 have been reported dead, with...

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Italian Company Capsula Mundi Designs Egg Like Coffins

A New Eco-Friendly Way To Be Buried. Tired of the usual creepy lines of headstones in your local graveyard? How about an entire forest grown from dead people to tickle your Franken-fetish? Capsula Mundi is an Italian company who has designed an egg shaped capsule for human burials. The deceased can fit into the bio-degradable egg by being placed into the fetal position. The capsule is planted like a seed in the soil and the tree of your choice will be planted above it which can be tended to by your surviving loved ones. Capsula Mundi is produced with 100% biodegradable materials including starch...

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‘Super Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse visible Sunday Night, September 27th

‘Super Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse will be visible Sunday Night, September 27th ‘Super Blood Moon’. The name alone sounds ominous. It could easily be the title of a cheesy sci-fi B movie or a song by an 80’s post-punk band. In actuality, a Super Blood Moon eclipse is a rare astronomical phenomenon that will produce a moon that can appear bigger than usual and have a reddish color, hence the “Blood Moon” nickname. A super moon occurs when the moon is in its orbit that is closest to Earth, making it appear only about 7% larger. As our Editor pointed out earlier this month, in truth, that...

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Did Aliens Invent Chess For Humans?

World Chess Federation President Abducted By Aliens.  The current president of the International Chess Foundation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, claims that he was abducted by aliens in 1997, who told him they invented chess. He has held the president position since 1995 after defeating former world chess champion Garry Kasparov. One evening he was abducted from his flat in Moscow by humanoid aliens and taken to a planet in another solar system. “It was not in our Russian space vehicles, but with aliens. They came in a flying saucer, picked me up, and I spent a whole day in outer space. The...

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Archaeologists Given Go-Ahead to Search for Nefertiti

Archaeologists Given Go-Ahead to Search for Nefertiti A digital art preservation group might have discovered the secret chambers of Nefertiti’s final resting place behind the walls within King Tutankhamun’s tomb. In light of this, Egyptian authorities have given British archaeologists the go-ahead to search for her potential lost remains, according to reports. A paper just released by the Amara Royal Tombs Project outlines details of the archival of Tut’s burial chambers, through scans of the chamber by an art house this year. A call for digital preservation of the ancient site comes in light of a request by Egyptian authorities, from damages...

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Debby Constantino Shot Dead; Husband Mark Suspected for Murder

Debby Constantino Shot Dead; Husband Mark Suspected for Murder Tragedy Strikes the Paranormal Community (Nevada) A standoff with police ended tragically yesterday, as Debby Constantino was shot dead following a manhunt and the reported death of a male friend, Tuesday afternoon. A friend had dialed 9-11 to find that her male roommate in the 2300 block of Escalera Court in Reno had been shot to death, citing that Debby was also reported missing. 53-year-old Mark Constantino was found in the home of one of their adult children at Courtside Apartments with Debby in Sparks, after police had traced her cell...

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New Fossils of 360 Million Year-Old Fishes Discovered

  New Fossils of 360 Million Year-Old Fishes Discovered New fossil specimens of the Coelacanth fish known as “Serenichthys kowiensis” has been found in South Africa on the Eastern Cape, near Grahamstown. The fossils came from black shale which was revealed after local road construction disturbed the area at the site known as Waterloo Farm. These ancient underwater dwellers are some of the oldest in the world and can inhabit the waters at depths of around 2,300 feet (although most dwell at depths of around 300-600 feet). It’s thought by scientists and evolutionary biologists that these fish first appeared on the geological time...

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Saudi Man Narrowly Avoids Death From Falling Glass

Saudi Man Narrowly Avoids Death From Falling Glass A Saudi Man is counting his blessings and has become a new web-celebrity after a massive piece of glass paneling became a deadly projectile that narrowly missed his head. The panel fell at an incredible speed from an unknown height and is seen pressing and sliding against the man’s face and shoulder before shattering on the ground beside him. It was a very close call. Eventually an on-looker from within the building rushed out to see if the man was injured. They invited him into the building to avoid any further accidents. Good thinking. Check...

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NASA Commander Chris Hadfield Launching First Album Recorded In Space

Space Sessions: Songs from a Tin Can album cover (Chris Hadfield) All Systems Go For Release of Space Man’s Full Length Album Next Month    Space Sessions: Songs from a Tin Can is the first album set to be released by retired Commander Chris Hadfield on October 9. His guitar and vocal tracks were entirely recorded in space during a 6 month stay on the International Space Station with the rest of the album being multi-tracked back on earth. Hadfield had brought a guitar to the MIR space station on his first space mission as a gift about 20 years ago. Some tracks were earlier compositions while...