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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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How the Oreo cookie went from unknown knock-off to the world’s most popular cookie, as a result of a sibling rivalry between baker brothers...

Oreo was born out of a sibling rivalry between two baker brothers, Jacob and Joseph Loose. The tension deepens that they ended up running rivalry bakery companies. It was developed by Joseph’s company, Nabisco, which was inspired by the Hydrox cookie...

Scientists develop new way to deliver more drugs through the skin | Science Daily

New research by scientists from Nanyang Technological University discovered applying “temporal pressure” to the skin of mice can create an alternative way to deliver drugs. The method used two magnets brought together to pinch and apply pressure to a...

Russian power lifter fractures both knees while attempting to squat nearly 900 pounds | CNN

A video was posted by the WRPF on Facebook shows Sedykh in a lot of pain after he drops the 900-pound weight competing in the 2020 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WPRF) Championship. The competition was held in Russia near...

Don’t go to the dentist just yet, warns the World Health Organization | SFIST

According to the World Health Organization dentist offices might be a hot spot to catch COVID-19. This is due to all the face to face interaction and the difficulty of safe social distancing. WHO is warning people not to...

Agnes Chow: Hong Kong activist hailed as the ‘real Mulan’ | BBC News

A Hong Kong activist, Agnes Chow, is getting an influx of support as many compare her to the real-life Mulan for her heroic actions. She is one of the many being arrested for standing up to the government about...

Model Suggests Toxic Transformation on Venus | Scientific American

According to researchers, although Venus is fiery and has hot temperatures, it might have once been habitable for oceans like we have here. Scientist are starting to believe that the planet started out bone dry. There was already the...

Mauritius oil spill: Rush to pump out oil before ship breaks | BBC News

The ship carried 4,000 tons of oil and hit a coral reef causing it to spill out into the Mauritius coast. France has sent assistance. Volunteers have been using straws to create barriers so the oil doesn’t expand more....

2 of the worst exercises you can do for your spine are super common, according to a chiropractor | Well + Good

Chiropractors have seen all kinds of back injuries, including exercise related ones. Well + Good has broken down two exercises that you might do that will cause you to fall victim to injuring your spine or your back. Spinal...

An aerospace startup just won a contract to develop an Air Force One jet that can travel at Mach 5 | Business Insider

They have won a contract with the US Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate to produce the next vessel to help transport the President. They will be replacing the Air Force One. It was developed to...

Watch Chinese frogmen fire their special underwater guns | The Drive

This unit is nicknamed Sea Dragon as they are tasked with many different underwater tasks. One of which is using a special underwater gun. They are using the QBS-06 underwater assault rifles, which can direct back to the Soviet...

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Navy SEALs and Army Night Stalkers captured in amazing photos during Virginia exercise | The Drive

In rare photos taken by aviation photographer Raven Harris, SEAL Team Six was seen working with Night Stalkers and...

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