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Demand for ‘doomsday’ survival gear is spiking because of the coronavirus and other emergencies — here are the most popular items | Business Insider

Businesses in the doomsday and survival gear markets have seen a spike in consumer purchases. Recent scares, such as the Coronavirus and the Australian bushfires, have led to a rise in the purchase of gas masks and even the creation of underground bunkers. Survival gear company, Mira Safety, commented that their January sales in hazmat suits and respirators have already ... Read More »

The dirty diet behind Lebron James’ supernatural rig | Men’s Health

LeBron James’ former Cleveland teammate, Tristan Thompson, has commented on James’ terrible diet choices despite being on top of his game. “He has the worst f***ing diet ever. Ask him what he eats for breakfast. He has like a four-egg omelette and then he goes and just f***ing dunks on somebody. It doesn’t make sense,” commented Thompson. Others have also ... Read More »

Dream job? NASA is hiring new astronauts for moon mission | Forbes

NASA is currently looking for candidates to participate in a mission to have both men and women explore the south pole of the moon by 2024. Applications will be accepted starting March 2nd. Space travel has been on the rise in recent years as private companies, such as SpaceX, make plans to send astronauts to mars by the mid-2030s. Only ... Read More »

Al-Qaida confirms death of AQAP leader | VOA News

President Trump announced at the beginning of February that Qasim al-Rimi, the leader of the terror group Al-Qaida, was killed in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen. Three weeks later, the organization has confirmed his death. The AQAP group located in Yemen is an affiliate of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida and is regarded by the U.S. as one of the most ... Read More »

Bridge renaming ceremony Feb. 29 to honor Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin | Ellwood City Ledger

USAF Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin was a combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron when he was deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in 2018. A total of four soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb while in Andar, Ghazni Province. The Vanport Bridge that spans the Ohio River will be renamed on February 29th in honor ... Read More »

US soldiers fighting to keep virus from base at ground zero of South Korean crisis | Stars & Stripes

South Korea has reported a total of 833 confirmed Coronavirus cases. U.S. troops have been banned from unnecessary travel to and from the base, as well as being instructed to not shake anyone’s hand. Currently no known confirmed cases have gone onto the base, but the virus has been spreading quickly since hitting the city of Daegu. Health checks are ... Read More »

Trump in India: A brief history of US presidents’ trips | BBC

Numerous presidents have conducted visits to India with varying results. As President Trump conducts his first official visit, BBC has compiled a list of previous visits and how well they went. Dwight D Eisenhower was the first U.S. president to visit India, where he received a warm welcome that encouraged likability during the Cold War. Richard Nixon, however, led a ... Read More »

Best of SHOT Show 2020: Top Guns & Roundups | American Rifleman

SHOT Show 2020 in January revealed thousands of new guns to check out. American Rifleman has lists to find the best gun in each category. Some of the roundup selections include “must-see” handguns, the top five rifles of the show, and five new revolvers. There also are articles on specific guns that stood out amongst the others, such as the ... Read More »

Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic | Science Daily

MIT researchers have used a machine-learning algorithm to discover a new antibiotic compound. This new approach has revealed what is believed to be one of the most powerful antibiotics known to man and has even cleared infections in two mouse studies. Several other antibiotics were also discovered and are currently being tested by scientists. “The machine learning model can explore, in ... Read More »

Here’s the list of military clinics that will no longer serve retirees, families | Military.com

Officials have released the list of health clinics that will only serve active duty members. Around 200,000 retirees and active-duty family members will be forced to find a new health care provider once the changes have taken effect. Another four facilities will be downgrading as well by only taking families when necessary. Officials are claiming the changes are for ‘military ... Read More »

‘Little Sparta’ USSOCOM Commander highlights Marine Raider accomplishments at 14th Anniversary | DVIDS

The Marine Forces Special Operations Command Headquarters held a ceremony to celebrate the 14th anniversary of MARSOC at Camp Lejeune, N.C. General Richard D. Clarke commented on the organization and the vital role they play, stating “as we look forward into a future riddled with uncertainty and ever evolving threats, MARSOC will remain an essential part of SOCOM.” This past ... Read More »

French actions ‘neutralize 50 terrorists’ near Mopti in central Mali | The Defense Post

Around 50 militants were neutralized during a two-phase operation that took place near the town of Mopti in Mali. The France-led Operation Barkhane has been targeting Islamic State and al-Qaeda terrorist organizations throughout the area. The recent raid also resulted in the destruction of almost 30 motorcycles, two pickup trucks, weapons, and other electronic equipment. Jet fighter aircraft, helicopters, and ... Read More »