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Riz Ahmed’s Star Wars Celebration Chicago Appearance Was Cancelled Because US Homeland Security Wouldn’t Let Him Board His Flight

On the first day of Star Wars Celebration Chicago this past April, it was suddenly announced that Riz Ahmed – who played Imperial courier-turned Rebel hero Bodhi Rook in Rogue One – had to cancel his appearance at the convention. Now, the actor’s revealed why, and it’s another reflection of being a minority attempting to travel in the U.S. Read More >>

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North Korea Has Declared War on the US for ‘Declaring War’ on North Korea

Bad news 2016 continues. The people in charge of the mystery world that is North Korea have reportedly described the US’ decision to add Kim Jong-Un’s name to a sanctions blacklist as a “declaration of war”. Read More >>

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US State Department Computer Systems Hit by Hackers

The State Department, the US centre of all things foreign policy, announced yesterday that it had to shut down its email system and public websites temporarily following a breach of its computer systems. Read More >>

military
Watch the US Navy’s New Unmanned Swarm Boats in Action

The US Navy is aiming to add its new unmanned swarm boats to the fleet within a year, and a video released by the Office of Naval Research shows what an asset these empty vessels will be. Read More >>

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Anonymous Hacker Gets 10 Years in Jail, Blames Informant Sabu

Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond knew that he was going to serve serious time for his role in the 2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. But holy crap, the judge threw the book at the guy! The 28-year-old Chicago native was just sentenced to 10 years in US federal prison. For hacking. Read More >>

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JFK’s Brain May Have Been Stolen by His Brother

His assassination was one of the most well-documented tragedies of modern times, leading to numerous conspiracy theories. Though many have been debunked, President John F Kennedy's death still holds at least one mystery; what happened to his brain? Read More >>

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Vodafone’s Selling Up and Getting the Heck Out of America

You might not know this, but one of Vodafone's biggest assets is a 45 per cent chunk of US phone network Verizon Wireless. Now, in a new strategy to concentrate on Europe (which could be good for us Brits), Vodafone's flogging its stake in the jointly-owned network for £83.6 billion. That's a heck of a lot of 4G masts. Read More >>

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The U.S. Has More Internet Porn Than Any Other Country

America: land of the free, home of the most internet porn in the universe. According to a study, the U.S. of A hosts 60 per cent — or 428 million pages — of the world's porn. Read More >>

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North Korea Is Putting Its Rockets on Standby for Fire After the US Made a Show of Force with Stealth Bombers

According to Reuters, North Korea has readied its rockets to attack US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific Ocean after the US made a show of force by flying stealth bombers over South Korea. Kim Jong Un had apparently signed off an order for North Korea's rockets to be "on standby for fire". Read More >>

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China’s DF-21D Missile Is a One-Shot Aircraft Carrier Killer

Since the end of WWII, America's naval might has been undisputed and our aircraft carriers have been its crown jewels. However, the days of dominance could end with China's new DF-21D ballistic missile—the only device on Earth capable of sinking an aircraft carrier—four and a half acres of sovereign US territory—with one shot. Read More >>

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Best Excuse for a Late Package Ever

We've all received weird "shipping-delayed" notifications. Usually they're something inane like "address does not exist" even though you're standing right there. The one I got just now from the United States' United Parcel Service, however, is rather special. I'm sorry, did you say train derailment!? Read More >>

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MiG-15: The First Great Soviet Interceptor

Coming out of WWII, America's Air Force was the undisputed champ of the skies. That all changed during the Korean War when Soviet forces unveiled the MiG-15, a sprightly swept-wing interceptor that would go on to spark decades of dogfights. Read More >>

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12 Reasons Why the USSR Never Got to the Moon

While the Saturn V made headlines shuttling American astronauts to the moon, the Soviet N1 rocket was made famous for a slightly different reason—when it blew up on takeoff it resulted in the largest, non-nuclear, man-made explosion of all time. This week's Oobject showcases the N1 and 11 other pieces of Soviet Moon tech used in the USSR's failed moon shot. Read More >>

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Chinese Drones Will Evolve New Sub Hunting Methods on the Fly

China's new fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) could reportedly find use as an autonomous, ship-launched defense against submarines. And, according to a paper published in the journal Advanced Materials Research, the UAV's will use genetic algorithms to spot the subs faster. Read More >>

health
Electronic Cigarette Explodes In Man’s Mouth

Who said e-cigarettes were safer than regular smokes? I'm fairly certain a regular pack isn't going to explode in your mouth, but one unlucky Florida resident lost a few of his teeth and a chunk of his tongue after a faulty battery caused an electronic cigarette to explode, severely burning his face in the process. Read More >>