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  • Strange pigeon-sized bird that flew above the dinosaurs 120 million years ago is unearthed in Japan

    About the size of a pigeon, the creature had grey and brown feathers. It could shake its tail, and possibly flap its wings.

    Mail Online
  • Why Our Politicians Do Not 'Look like America'

    It should be quite obvious, if people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the�Squad�actually bothered to think about two geographical and chronological variables.
  • Oldest woman in America dies at 114

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Alelia Murphy, a 114-year-old former seamstress who’d been recognized as the oldest living American, has died. Murphy, a New Yorker who was drawn to the city by the Harlem Renaissance, died Saturday, confirmed her granddaughter, Nefer Nekhet. “It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Mrs. Alelia Murphy,” the health care workers’ union 1199SEIU, of which Murphy’s daughter was a member, said Wednesday in a statement. “Mrs. Murphy was the oldest [
  • Maps of the lost streetcar and subway systems of North America

    Jake Berman writes, "I've drawn a series of maps showing the lost streetcar and subway systems of North America." He's selling them as prints. Read the rest

    Boing Boing
  • Does North Korea Have What It Takes To Kill America's Aircraft Carriers?

    James Holmes Security, You may be surprised. Key point: North Korea knows what it has to do. Could North Korea’s armed forces sink an American aircraft carrier? Yes—depending on what type of carrier they confront, how skillfully U.S. Navy commanders employ the flattop and its consorts, how well North Korean warriors know the tactical surroundings and, most crucially, whom fortune favors in combat. Fortune is a fickle ally, prone to switch sides and back again in battle. It’s doubtful an...

    The National Interest
  • Trump and North Korea: Why 2020 Could Look Like 2017

    Daniel L. Davis Security, Asia The key thing for Trump and his senior advisors to recognize is that peace with North Korea is possible and a reduction of the threat from Kim is attainable. Here is how to achieve it. President Donald Trump has boasted he alone was able to bring reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table and has often cited the cessation of long-range missile and nuclear warhead testing as evidence of his success. North Korea, however, says it has been...

    The National Interest
  • Trump vs. Kim: What If America Attacked North Korea?

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia The North Koreans have multiple ways to respond to a U.S. initiated assault.  Key Point: A U.S. attack would be very costly. Over the decades, North Korea’s long pattern of misbehavior and pursuit of nuclear arms have repeatedly led to calls for a military intervention in the country. In 1994, then president Bill Clinton nearly launched an air strike on the country’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, which was believed to be on the verge of providing...

    The National Interest