Russian Space Agency Refuses to Reveal Source of ISS Mystery Hole

COAST TO COAST AM In a weird update to an already strange story, the head of the Russian space agency reportedly announced that they now know what caused a mysterious hole that was found in a Soyuz capsule attached to the ISS last summer, but they are refusing to tell anyone their findings. The two-millimeter-in-diameter bit of damage was discovered in late August of 2018 when a drop in cabin pressure aboard the ISS was traced back to the inexplicable opening which was subsequently patched wi...
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Astronomers watch six galaxies suddenly fire up into quasars

Normally things happen slowly out in space. It can take thousands, millions or even billions of years for stars and galaxies to evolve. NEW ATLAS But now astronomers have spotted an event that was thought to happen over millennia play out in a matter of months, as a usually-quiet galaxy suddenly fired up into an energetic quasar – and not just once, but in six different cases. The galaxies in question started off in a class known as low-ionization nuclear emission line region (LINER) gala...
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Ben Roberts-Smith under police investigation for ‘kicking handcuffed Afghan off small cliff’

Australia's most highly decorated former SAS soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith, is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police for allegedly kicking a handcuffed detainee off a small cliff in an Afghan village in 2012. THE AGE Multiple serving and former defence sources in Australia and Afghanistan have confirmed that Mr Roberts-Smith, a Victoria Cross winner, is the subject of the AFP inquiry into the brutalisation of Afghan farmer and father Ali Jan after he was taken into custody by the ...
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Florida officer suspended after arresting two kids, ages 6 and 8, at school

A Florida police officer was suspended after he arrested two young children in school last week, including a 6-year-old who was acting out because of an apparent medical condition, a relative and police said. NBC NEWS Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said in a statement that the reserve school resource officer, Dennis Turner, did not obtain the approval of a commanding officer before making the arrests on Thursday, as department policy requires. Turner was suspended while the department c...
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Human Extinction Almost Certain Due To Impending Asteroid Impact, Scientist Warns

Acosmochemist warned that human extinction is almost guaranteed if Earth gets hit by a planet-killer asteroid. IBTIMES.COM The scientist also noted that despite NASA’s plans to protect Earth from asteroids, the chances of a major impact happening are still pretty big. In her latest book “Catching Stardust,” cosmochemist Dr. Natalie Starkey briefly explained the true meaning of International Asteroid Day. This is an annual event that commemorates the large explosion caused by a meteor th...
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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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Birds Are Vanishing From North America

The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find. THE NEW YORK TIMES The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago. The analysis, published in the journal Science, is the most exhaustive and ambitious attempt yet to learn wh...
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South Korea: There Will Be No War on Korean Peninsula

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In stated Thursday, adding that Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programs. Alahednews Tensions have soared on the peninsula in recent months, with Pyongyang carrying out its first successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM], bringing much of the US within range. Last week it threatened to send a salvo of rockets towards the U...
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As Trump Tweets World Into Nuclear Standoff, Bomb Shelter Sales Are Booming

A flurry of reports claim that bomb shelter sales have skyrocketed recently. GIZMODO After North Korea threatened to launch an “enveloping strike” at Guam, the territory’s office of civil defense posted emergency guidelines on Friday, explaining what citizens should do in the event of a missile attack. (“Do not look at the flash or fireball—It can blind you. Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.”) The advisory followed a week of alarming statements by President Trump and No...
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North Korea Predicts “Catastrophe” As Massive U.S. War Games Begin Monday

ZERO HEDGE Traders barely had time to enjoy the lull from the "Armageddon trade" - the rising possibility of a nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea, which peaked over the weekend when various US officials said a nuclear war is not imminent, echoed by a statement by N. Korea's state-run news agency KCNA, before a new set of worries promptly took over, chief among them the ongoing slow motion train wreck in Donald Trump's administration coupled with yesterday's double terrorist attac...
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Another US Citizen ‘Detained’ In North Korea

RUSSIA TODAY A US citizen is reportedly being held by authorities in North Korea on suspicion of carrying out hostile acts against the state. Citing the nation’s KCNA news agency, Reuters reports that Kim Hak Song was arrested Saturday for reasons not yet fully disclosed. READ MORE: ‘Declaration of war’: Russian MPs blast US plans to enforce N. Korea sanctions on foreign territory Song is reportedly an employee at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. RT.com has cont...
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Chinese peacekeepers intensify training ahead of UN mission in Mali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz0vmQrbz0E China's fifth group of peacekeepers on the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali have intensified their training of military skills before their departure to the landlocked west African country in mid-May. China's peacekeepers are being intensively trained in southwestern Yunnan Province for UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon pic.twitter.com/3V9bajDnYH— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) April 4, 2017 Chinese peacekeepers in training a...
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China flew bombers around Taiwan before Trump call

FOX NEWS On Nov. 26, two Chinese Xian H-6 bombers, along with two escort planes, a Tupolev Tu-154 and Shaanxi Y-8, flew around the island of Taiwan from mainland China, taking off and landing from two separate Chinese military bases. The escort jets were used to collect radar information and conduct other surveillance on American allies such as Japan, Fox News is told. The Chinese bombers stayed in international airspace, according to officials. At different points of the flight, Chines...
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Man Drives Car at Soldiers Guarding French Mosque

A man rammed his car into four soldiers guarding a mosque in the French city of Valence Friday, local officials said. The soldiers were not seriously injured and were able to open fire on the car, injuring the driver twice with bullets, Frédéric Loiseau, Secretary-General of the city prosecutors' office told NBC News. The driver, whose motive was not immediately clear, was in the hospital, he said. Valence is about 60 miles south of Lyon in southern France. The target was the sol...
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