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US to Sell Israel Bunker-Busters

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photo: US Army
The U.S. government has agreed to sell 1,000 satellite-guided “mini-bunker-buster” bombs to Israel. Meanwhile, a U.S. Defense Department official on Friday hinted at informal nuclear defense arrangements with Israel.Boeing’s Guided Bomb Unit (GBU)-39 bomb, weighing in at just 113 kilograms (250 pounds), was developed for penetrating fortified targets located underground. The U.S. decision to sell the munitions to Israel was somewhat of a retreat from a refusal last week to supply the IDF with the more powerful two-ton GBU-29 bunker-busters, despite earlier commitments to do so. In 2005, the Bush administration Read more…

Scientists Discover 1 Planet Orbiting 2 Stars

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Photo: NASA
Artist’s conception of planet (dark circle) orbiting two suns

Astronomers say they have discovered a planet that orbits around a pair of stars.  It is the first time a so-called circumbinary system has been detected.

Movie fans might be familiar with the score of “Star Wars, Episode IV, A New Hope,” the blockbuster movie from 1977.  Luke Skywalker stands on his stark home planet Tatooine.  As he gazes pensively into the distance toward a pinkish sky, an orange sun descends toward the horizon, with a smaller white sun following close behind.

Well, move over, Tatooine, says John Knoll of Industrial Light and Magic, which Read more…

MASS FISH DIE-OFF: Hundreds of Dead Fish in Pujiang, China!

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Two weeks ago, I told you about the death of millions of tons of fish in the river Min in China. A fish die-off that began on August 31 between the city of Huangton and Shuikou, culminating in early September along the Min River, where waves of dead fish turned up dead over hundreds of fish farms. Today, environmental watchdog groups began an investigation into a new case, after hundreds of dead fish were found floating in another local river.

A photograph, believed to have been uploaded online yesterday afternoon by a witness, showed the bodies of many small fish in Pujiang Town of Minhang District. This raised concerns of Read more…