A FedEx pilot was arrested by Chinese authorities

A FedEx pilot was recently detained by Chinese authorities in Guangzhou, a city in southern mainland China. CNN.COM It's the latest in an escalating conflict between the shipping company and the Chinese government. The Hong Kong-based pilot, Todd Hohn, was trying to board a commercial flight home after making a delivery to mainland China, when he was arrested after a luggage search, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing a family lawyer for Hohn. FedEx (FDX) spokesperson Da...
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NASA emails reveal agency’s surprise at asteroid’s near-miss of Earth

It turns out that NASA's ability to detect asteroids before they strike has been grossly overestimated as the asteroid strike of July 22 2019 should be a wake up call to the world. AXIOS.COM Internal NASA communications show the agency's surprise after a football-field-sized asteroid narrowly missed Earth in July, according to emails acquired by BuzzFeed News via a Freedom of Information Act request. Why it matters: The emails show that NASA officials believe the agency is lacking necessary...
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‘Storm Area 51’ raid brings alien ‘community of believers’ to Nevada desert

Area 51 raid called off but enthusiasts still plan to gather while officials stand ready. FOX NEWS From the bright lights and bustling streets of downtown Las Vegas' famous Fremont Street to the dusty and dry remote Nevada high-desert, "Storm Area 51" hype has brought out the true believers in-force who are certain we are not alone in the universe. At the Alien Research Center in Hiko, Nev., where the "Storm Area 51 Basecamp" will take place Friday and Saturday, a steady stream of people pe...
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Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 laborers and children to pluck the dry fruit. REUTERS  The letter, seen by Reuters and dated Sept. 7, was sent in an effort to help protect laborers from getting caught in clashes between U.S.-backed Afghan forces and Islamic State fighters in the mountainous terrain largely controlled by th...
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‘It Gets To You.’ Extremism Researchers Confront The Unseen Toll Of Their Work

Even lesser known, is the tole taken by independent researchers not aligned politically with any party, group, or organization. NPR Charlie Winter, a London-based terrorism researcher, was dining with friends one recent evening when the conversation turned to whether it is ethical to eat meat. Someone brought up slaughterhouse conditions, Winter said, and he instantly grew uneasy. He stayed for a while longer, squirming, and then finally left the room. That word — "slaughterhouse" — had conjur...
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Whistleblower complaint about Trump involves Ukraine, report says

Ukraine is at the center of a complaint made by a whistleblowing intelligence officer who filed the report after learning of a promise President Donald Trump made to a foreign leader, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening. CNBC The newspaper cited two people familiar with the matter whom it did not name. The Trump administration has withheld the details of the report from Congress; though it was known that the complaint involved a foreign leader, the Post was the first to report the ...
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Solar Spike Suggests a More Active Sun

Radio waves are providing a new way to probe the Sun and suggest that the magnetic field of its corona may be stronger than long thought. EOS.ORG At about the same time the Sun was blowing off the largest flare measured in over a decade, the strength of the magnetic field in its atmosphere hit a record high. But that may not be abnormal. New research suggests that the Sun’s magnetic field may climb to levels of intensity stronger than currently predicted, a discovery that could have impli...
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Why Some People Have Endless Thoughts of Death

Feeling as though nobody gets you may be linked to persistent thoughts of death. LIVE SCIENCE People who frequently feel alienated, isolated and misunderstood are more likely than others to have thoughts of death and dying swirling around in their minds, new research finds. It's not yet clear whether these feelings of isolation are the cause of these morbid thoughts, though there is some tantalizing evidence that they may be. "This is an experience that some people really have, and some p...
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