Often preferable to the alternative.
(H/T to PeterK)
Algae green, that is:
The forest green algae bubbling in a stainless steel fermenting tank in a suburban warehouse may look like primordial pond scum, but it is a promising new source of domestically produced fuels being tested on the nation’s jets and warships.
In a laboratory just a few steps away from the [...]
The Army is seeking to quantify the effect of prolonged warfare on the personality types attracted to voluntary military service:
Nearly a decade into two bloody wars, are the armed forces attracting recruits drawn to high-risk behavior?
“In January 1990, you could join the military and think, ‘You know, I’m probably not going to [...]
Devout Muslims believe that lasting peace will come when all the world submits to God’s will, as illuminated by the “Seal of the Prophets.” A much smaller, though decidedly non-trivial number of militant Islamists believe that such submission can be hastened along by acts of violence to terrorize the infidels, and “shake the ground [...]
The state security apparat has discovered at least one scoundrel behind the latest damp terror squib:
Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said Saturday as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the U.S. that exploited security gaps in [...]
Last night the missus and I watched Ondine, a selkie-themed movie out of Ireland (and the holy land of Ireland), casting Colin Farrell in the decidedly unglamorous role of Syracuse (aka: Circus), a down-at-his-luck fisherman who drags an unconscious young woman out of his net. The identity of the girl is a mystery until [...]
In what may be a dry run for a terrorist attack, a probe, or merely a wicked prank, someone in Yemen has shipped suspicious devices to US synagogues via the East Midlands Airport in Britain:
Cargo planes and trucks in several U.S. cities were inspected Friday after investigators found suspicious packages in at least [...]
Unofficial results are trickling in on the Pentagon’s effort to survey the impact on the force of repealing the “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” compromise enacted by noted military expert Bill Clinton back in ’93:
A majority of active-duty and reserve service members surveyed by the Defense Department would not object to serving and living alongside [...]
Russia’s back in:
Russian and US agents have taken part in a joint operation to destroy drug laboratories in Afghanistan, the head of Russia’s drug control agency says.
More than a tonne of heroin and opium was seized during the raids, which took place on Thursday close to the border with Pakistan, Viktor Ivanov [...]