(Elias Marat) The U.S. Army has fired or suspended 14 leaders at the Fort Hood military base in Texas over widespread patterns of violence there including murder, rape, sexual assault and harassment.
(Elias Marat) Kaleb Benham of Grass Valley, California, spent much of his Thanksgiving lying with his 90-pound pit bull Buddy after getting into a life-or-death fight with a huge, 350-pound bear.
(Elias Marat) The NOAA has issued a Geomagnetic Storm Watch through Friday, Dec. 11.
(Elias Marat) The shiny metal monolith found in the remote wilderness of Utah – sparking wild rumors about aliens and UFOs – has gone missing.
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(Elias Marat) After a week of dropping tantalizing hints about an “exciting new discovery” it had made, NASA has finally spilled the details about its stunning new find: there is water on the sunlit surface of the moon – and much, much more than previously expected.
(John Vibes) Keith Raniere, the leader of the Hollywood sex cult NXIVM, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday. Initially, the 60-year-old cult leader was facing just 15 years for charges of sex-trafficking, racketeering, child pornography, and forced labor. However, Brooklyn federal court Judge Nicholas Garaufis used his discretion to increase the sentence to 120 years. Raniere was also ordered to pay a $1.72 million fine.
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(Jake Anderson) Consciousness is one of the greatest mysteries in the universe and humans are still in the dark on a wide range of related scientific questions, but a new paper is presenting a fascinating plot twist in the story of conscious perception on Earth. Based on the first experimental study of its kind, the authors suggest that crows experience conscious perception and subjective awareness in ways that are neurologically similar to humans and non-human primates.
(Elias Marat) Since the 1974 release of kaiju film classic Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, it’s been no secret that Japan loves enormous robots. The genre took a major step forward in 1979 with the release of the wildly popular Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, which introduced the concept of mecha – gigantic, humanoid military robots piloted by a human.
(Jade Small) With the help of carpenters and sound engineers, a giant xylophone was built in the forest, raised off the ground by pillars.