Boy Scouts files Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of thousands of child abuse allegations

by Cara Kelly, Nathan Bomey and Lindsay Schnell | USA TODAY

Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection early Tuesday  amid declining membership and a drumbeat of child sexual abuse allegations that have illuminated the depth of the problem within the organization and Scouts’ failure to get a handle on it.… Continues

You Won’t Believe How Powerful the Navy’s New Railgun Is

It could take off a mountain top.

by TNI Staff | The National Interest

Key Point: The science of rail guns may have finally been unlocked.

While the U.S. Navy had announced a few years back it would take a prototype railgun to sea onboard the expeditionary fast transport USNS Trenton (JHSV-5) in 2016, the service may have to scupper those plans.… Continues

Wildlife Markets Are Ticking Time Bombs For Epidemics Like Coronavirus

by Chris D’Angelo | HuffPost

(This article first appeared on February 9, 2020)

Dozens of species that rarely, if ever, come in contact with one another in the wild ― fish, turtles, snakes, bamboo rats, bats, even foxes and wolf cubs ― are confined in close quarters, waiting to be butchered and sold.… Continues

Why Captain Jellico Is Actually Pretty Awesome

Captain Jellico, Picard’s replacement in the TNG season 6 two-partner “Chain of Command,” gets a bum rap from his crew and from fans. Here’s why he’s actually pretty great.

If you liked this video, check out the next episode in the Trek, Actually series, “Is Star Trek’s Transporter Actually a Murder Machine?”… Continues

More than 64,000 infected, GDP cuts, and SARS parallels: Here’s how bad the global economy could get as the coronavirus outbreak rages

by insider@insider.com (Gwen Everett) | Business Insider

food delivery china coronavirus

Tingshu Wang / Reuters

  • Coronavirus has infected 64,000 and killed 1,380 so far. And as the health crisis worsens, it’s become increasingly clear that the outbreak will have wide-reaching economic consequences. 
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Graphics Card Death Match: Meet the Top Three Performers for Budget, Mid-Tier and Enthusiast

What card would pick? Here is what we went with. 

by Mark Episkopos | The National Interest

The graphics card market is as saturated as it ever was, with industry leaders Nvidia and AMD persistently trying to upend one another with a glut of new product releases and lineup refreshes over the past year.… Continues

China’s Military Is Hoping To Study Its Way Out Of Its Combat Experience Gap Vs. America

What has it learned from the Battle Of Guadalcanal?

by Lyle J. Goldstein | The National Interest

Key point: At the grand strategic level, this Chinese Navy analysis assesses that Japan’s mistakes in the Guadalcanal campaign were partly a failure to reckon with the true significance of the Midway battle a couple of months prior in June 1942.… Continues

China is considering postponing the central event of its political calendar, an embarrassing admission that it has lost control of the coronavirus

by mjankowicz@businessinsider.com (Mia Jankowicz) | Business Insider

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of People in Beijing in March 2018.

Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images

  • The Chinese government is considering postponing its most important annual political gathering over fears of the spread of the coronavirus, according to state media.
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