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Surviving solar storms: Could the ‘Scorch Trials’ world become real?

File photo. A solar flare is pictured erupting from the sun October 25, 2013 in this NASA handout photograph from its Solar Dynamics Observatory. (REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters)

In the recently released “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” trailer, kids have to survive… Continue reading

Bomb dogs know best: New tech aims to make canine heroes safer

File photo. Two police officers guide bomb-sniffing dogs past exhibits during the second press day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 13, 2015. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

Bomb dogs regularly risk their lives to save our troops… Continue reading

US officials warn no way to monitor ISIS’ online encrypted messages

With ISIS distributing its propaganda and recruiting messages to as many as 200,000 people on social media worldwide, U.S. officials warned Wednesday there is no way to monitor their online encrypted communications.
The officials, appearing before the House Homeland Security… Continue reading

‘Covering Guns’: Columbia University’s ‘workshop’ for journalists far from objective

Columbia University would never sponsor an event funded by the National Rifle Association. What’s more, the idea would seem especially outlandish if most of the speakers at the event were NRA supporters.
Yet, gun control advocate and former New York… Continue reading

‘Sales are next to nothing’: Merchants worry crime crisis could cast pall over Baltimore downtown

BALTIMORE – An epidemic of murder that has gripped Baltimore in the month following the Freddie Gray riots is threatening to undo decades of rebirth in the city’s popular downtown — and in the process, wipe away tens of millions… Continue reading

The definitive techie gift guide for 2015 grads


Graduation season is upon us.
Parents might not understand why their son or daughter has chosen to be a paleontologist or travel to France for a gap year, but there’s good news. Before Johnny or Susie head off to… Continue reading

ISIS has a vision for victory, Obama doesn’t

The stirring speeches of yesteryear inspired us then, and still do. In times of grave danger, great leaders rallied their nations with appeals to duty and visions of victory.
“With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of… Continue reading

Britain 2015: What Americans can learn from UK election

LONDON — They called it “Question Time,” borrowing the term from the prime minister’s weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different.
On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister — David Cameron,… Continue reading

Military eyeing former Cold War mountain bunker as ‘shield’ against EMP attack?

New concerns are being raised that the nation’s electrical grid and critical infrastructure are increasingly vulnerable to a catastrophic foreign attack — amid speculation over whether officials are eyeing a former Cold War bunker, inside a Colorado mountain, as a… Continue reading

Obama’s leadership tank is out of gas: President shrinks as our challenges grow

If ever America needed a president who could speak to and for all the people, this would be such a moment. If only we had such a president.
Wherever you look, whatever the topic, the Founders’ spirit of American exceptionalism… Continue reading