Ultimate Doomsday Weapon: Missiles Powered By Nuclear Reactors

With disastrous results.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: Russia is resurrecting the demons of our shared Cold War past.

After days of speculation by Western analysts that a deadly accident on August 8 that briefly spiked radiation levels in northwestern Russia was tied to tests of an exotic nuclear-powered “Skyfall” nuclear-powered cruise missile, Russian sources confirmed to the New York Times the explosion of a “small nuclear reactor.”… Continues

The U.S. Military Has a Secret Research Program on UFOs

Here is what we know about it. 

by Robert Beckhusen | The National Interest

Key point: Eyewitnesses, even fighter pilots, are prone to human error.

By now you’ve probably read the New York Times article detailing a UFO research program run by the Pentagon which received $22 million — a tiny amount by Defense Department standards — from 2007 to at least 2012.… Continues

The Marine Corps’ New Armored Vehicle: Can It Fight in Cold Weather?

Russia, North Korea and China are surely smiling. Here is what is going on.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

With America in a new Cold War with Russia, the U.S. Marine Corps is placing high hopes on a new amphibious armored vehicle to replace older models.… Continues

Iran Can’t Hide Its Coronavirus Explosion, But It’s Trying Hard—and Putting the World in Danger

by IranWire | The Daily Beast

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Iran’s deputy health minister was drenched in sweat at the press conference on Monday where he vehemently denied Tehran was covering up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak. He kept wiping his brow with his handkerchief and was in visible distress as he said quarantines were a “Stone Age” way to address the problem, and Iran doesn’t need them.Continues

If You Were Gassed By Sarin Your Death Would Be Unimaginably Painful

Not a good way to go.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: No wonder these weapons of war are banned. 

The residents of Khan Sheikhoun probably thought they were in for just another ordinary day of civil war when they woke up early in the morning of April 4 to the whine of approaching Syrian Air Force Su-22 attack jets.… Continues

A woman’s side-by-side images show the reality behind the ‘perfect’ Instagram photo

by sgrindell@businessinsider.com (Samantha Grindell) | INSIDER

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Sara Puhto posts “Instagram versus Reality” photos to her Instagram.

  • A 23-year-old woman named Sara Puhto has been posting “Instagram versus Reality” photos since 2016.
  • Puhto aims to expose the way certain poses can make people look different on Instagram.
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