Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Take a Rare Look at How Obama Decides to Send Drones to Kill Americans

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Author: Adam Clark Estes

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Human rights advocates were floored on Monday night when NBC News published the details of an alarming Justice Department memo detailing the protocol for sending drones after United States citizens. It's not as if they hadn't suspected that the Obama administration's top secret drone attack protocol contained some unsavory details. They just didn't...

Listen to a Solar Flare Drown Out Radio Communications on Earth

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Author: Adam Mann

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Over the weekend, a tiny spot on the sun erupted into a moderately sized solar flare that was particularly loud in radio waves. With the sound of a roaring wave, it completely drowned out radio communication all over the Earth between 28 MHz and 21.1 MHz. The recording above comes from either a...

DARPA’s Injectable Foam Blocks Internal Bleeding

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Author: John Eischeid

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Despite their best efforts to stabilize abdominal wounds sustained on the battlefield, military first-responders have few options when it comes to stanching internal bleeding caused by, for example, gunshots or explosive fragments. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says it is studying a new type of injectable foam that molds to...

Hundreds of Slime-Covered Seabirds Wash Ashore, Puzzle Scientists

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Author: Live Science Staff

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A mysterious greasy substance has been found on hundreds of seabirds — some dead, others injured — that have been washing up along England's south coast. The birds, mostly guillemots, have been discovered along beaches from Weymouth to Torquay covered in the waxy film; many have very sore legs, according to the Royal...