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One small step, 45 years on

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Space | On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin missed out on a massive celebration here on earth as he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to land on the moon. So for…

Are two sets of terrorists responsible for the Benghazi attacks?

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Benghazi Attack | Well-trained attackers executed the 2012 deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated…

Cellphone dead? Get a latte and bring it back to life.

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Starbucks is working on a plan to give its customers not only a caffeine fix, but also a battery boost for their cellphones. The company’s investment in…

Can Robert McDonald’s corporate experience save the VA?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the scandal-plagued Veterans…

U.S. to sign land mine treaty

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Military | The United States announced Friday its intention to join an international treaty banning land mines, a step that could lead to the complete elimination of the…

Top Navy officer: Don’t antagonize China

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The U.S. Navy’s top ranking officer went to the Naval War College last week seeking input and suggestions from faculty and students before signing off on a…

Iraqi troops who fled: ‘Death is more merciful’

By Michael Cochrane
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Iraq | Iraqi soldiers say they can hardly live with the shame of their rout under an onslaught of Islamic militants. Their commanders disappeared. Pleas for more…

Research group: U.S. needs Martian aspirations

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | After men went to the moon in the 1960s and 70s, many people hoped a manned mission to Mars would follow in short order. Instead, humans have mostly just…

Risk of friendly fire is as old as warfare

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The recent deaths of five Americans killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan stand as a fresh reminder of the dangers of friendly fire, an element of war…

Will Japan turn its elderly over to robotic companions?

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who says robots should be tender, has unveiled a cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions. Son’s…

Job seekers beware: Vocal fry will cook your prospects

Job seekers beware: Vocal fry will cook your prospects

By Michael Cochrane
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Culture | The low, creaky intonation called vocal fry—employed ubiquitously by the Kardashians and pop singers such as Kesha—might make a woman sound popular, but…

Identical twin astronauts volunteer for unique study

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will offer more than his usual moral support. Retired…

 
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