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Pentagon Confronts a New Threat From ISIS: Exploding Drones

WASHINGTON — Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq last week shot down a small drone the size of a model airplane. They believed it was like the dozens of drones the terrorist organization had been flying for reconnaissance in the area, and they transported it back to ...

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Pakistan Grows a Baseball Team From Its Home Soil

Straight off a bone-wearying 24-hour journey, the Pakistani national baseball team went about its inaugural workout in the United States on Tuesday before the Coney Island backdrop of Nathan’s Famous restaurant and the Cyclone roller coaster. The Pakistanis were at MCU Park in Brooklyn for the qualifiers of the World ...

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G.M. Job Shift From Mexico Tests a Trump Premise

In the realm of international trade, it is a truism seemingly as consistent as gravity: Jobs and investment flow from north to south, while manufactured goods travel the other way around. Factories in the United States and Canada shutter as work shifts to Mexico and Central America, where human hands ...

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From Physics With Love: James Bond Cocktail Tricks

The old James Bond movie From Russia With Love features one of my favorite physics demos. Here is the non-spoiler version: 007  is being all cool and stuff and meeting with this dude in Turkey (I think it’s Turkey). The dude has someone bring coffee into the meeting, then Blam! Physics. The demo is ...

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Pop science: Engineers stop soap bubbles from swirling

The spinning rainbow surface of a soap bubble is more than mesmerizing — it’s a lesson in fluid mechanics. Better understanding of these hypnotic flows could bring improvements in many areas, from longer lasting beer foam to life-saving lung treatments. The whirling on the surface of bubbles is caused in ...

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Vietnam gov’t to make full divestment from top brewers

The Vietnamese government on Wednesday said it will fully divest from Sabeco and Habeco, the country’s two largest brewers, in the next 18 months. The government will sell its entire 82 percent stake in Habeco, officially known as Hanoi Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp. for around VND9 trillion (US$ 405 million) ...

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