18,000-year-old puppy discovered in Siberia could be missing link between dogs and wolves

By Rozina Sabur | The Telegraph

The perfectly preserved puppy is at least 18,000 years old

An 18,000-year-old puppy unearthed in Siberia could prove to be the missing link between dogs and wolves, scientists believe. 

The puppy was discovered perfectly preserved by permafrost near Yakutsk, eastern Siberia last summer and carbon dating has revealed it has been frozen for around 18,000 years.… Read more

Air Force Pilot Spills the Beans: No Stealth Fighter Can Beat the F-35

It will never be defeated? 

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

Key point: Russia and China have stealth fighters, but they pale in comparison to the F-35.

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would be able to use its sensors, weapons and computer technology to destroy Russian and Chinese 5th-Generation Stealth fighters in a high-end combat fight, service officials said.… Read more

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From Ridley Scott’s Oscar winning movie “Alien”, we are proud to present our Officially Licensed Life-Size Chestburster!

 The creatures first appearance, bursting from Kane’s chest, is one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history, and defined the Alien franchise.… Read more

Lord of the Rings Debate: How the Battle of Helms Deep Was Won

The forces of Rohan were able to mount a successful defensive operation at the Hornburg through mutually supporting positions, clearly defined fallback criteria, and sound leadership using mission command.

by The Angry Staff Officer Follow @pptsapper on TwitterL | The National Interest

As an engineer officer, I care passionately about just a few things: castles, engineer buttons, and combined arms breaching.… Read more

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The China’s J-11 Fighter Looks Awfully Familiar

Russia might not like this. 

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: Russia won’t be happy. 

The Shenyang J-11 is a Chinese copy of the excellent Russian Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker” multirole fighter. In fact, it was at first an authorized copy—but Chinese ambitions to adapt it with locally produced technology transformed it into a reverse-engineered headache for Russian industry.… Read more

NASA’s in the market for quick taxi rides to and from International Space Station

By Alan Boyle | GeekWire

An artist’s conception shows a Boeing Starliner space taxi approaching the International Space Station. (Boeing Illustration)

(This article first appeared on November 27, 2019)

NASA already has committed billions of dollars to procuring regularly scheduled rides to and from the International Space Station from commercial space taxi operators — but now it says it’s interested in buying short-term trips as well.… Read more