The Iran Project
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The invasion of the tiny Caribbean country of Grenada is a good example. President Reagan’s invasion of Grenada, an island no bigger than Martha’s Vineyard with a population that could barely fill the Rose Bowl marked the end of what was called the “Viet Nam Syndrome.” The invasion took place in October of 1983 and required a force of 7,600 American fighters, supported by naval and air assets. Some 5000 American soldiers received medals for defeating the Grenadian armed forces, which were made up of 1,200 to 1,500 poorly equipped soldiers. The victory was later glamorized in Clint Eastwood’s 1986 movie, Heartbreak Ridge . Between 1945 and 1988, that is, during the decades of the Cold War, the United States engaged in direct large-scale military actions only six times. After the Cold War and the disappearance of Soviet power as a deterrent, the U.
Haaretz
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There's nothing more Israeli than this court that gives a soldier, who killed a Palestinian in cold blood, a sentence fit for a bicycle thief.
Voice Of America
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Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday. The poll, conducted February 16-20, shows how President Donald Trump has shifted opinions within the party of Ronald Reagan, where national security has been a top issue since the Cold War, said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. "Republicans have now put a higher priority on their partisan identification and support for their current leader than principles they have had for many decades," Sabato said. "We live in such a polarized era." Trump asked his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to resign this month after news organizations reported he had discussed U.
Petrolicious
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TIME - News
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The line begins to pile up at 8:30 a.m. for D, Manhattan's trendiest new shop selling edible unbaked cookie dough . It doesn't start serving until 10 a.m., but that's no problem for the hundreds of early birds flocking to the buzzy sweetshop , which opened a month ago, and keeping it packed all day. Tourists and locals alike are prepared to wait out the cold for the perfect sugar rushand Instagram. I knew I loved cookie dough, and I knew other people loved cookie dough, but I did not expect this, founder Kristen Tomlan told TIME. She's had to staff up to keep up with demand and run production round the clock, she says. We typically don't sell out until the very end of the day, if at all, she reassuredalthough they have turned customers away when it gets too late. On Tuesday afternoon, about 150 people could be found lined up across the street and down the block in sub-40 degree chill.
PC Pro
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Vaughn Highfield 4 min 39 sec ago Smart home Price when reviewed 130 I’m a killer. A stone-cold, emotionless killer. My victims are numerous and almost all of them have been accidents, cases of neglect, mistreatment and lack of care. I’ve been caught many times; chided by my ex-girlfriend for brutally destroying our leafy lovechild within weeks of receiving it. I’m a plant killer and it’s a major problem I’m trying to overcome. Thankfully, the Parrot Pot seems to be here to alleviate my problem. For the last month now, I’ve managed to keep Monty – a king sago palm (Cycas revoluta) – alive and healthy, ensuring he has enough sunlight, water and fertiliser to keep him going. So far, so good; he’s looking luscious, green and healthy. You can thank Parrot Pot’s “Flower Powercompanion app for my general attachment to Monty. Not only does it make you take a photo of your plant and name it, but it also sends you alerts when you need to refill the water jug for automatic watering, move it to an area with better sunlight or a cooler temperature.
Daily Mail - USA
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ScienceDaily
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It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery's source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Scientists have identified a group of proteins that, when detected in specific quantities in the mucous, are 86 percent accurate in confirming the infection is from a cold or flu virus, according to a small, proof-of-concept trial.
The Points Guy
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I dont regret my decision one bit either. Shortly after takeoff, the flight attendants distributed small water bottles as well as the menus for our flight. They came around again a few minutes later to distribute the iPads, allowing me to get set up with my entertainment before having lunch. After handing out hot towels, the FAs asked for my choice of beverage — there were several beers, wines and cocktails, including the excellent Mai Tai that I had before. I settled on a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, which appeared moments later with a dish of salted macadamia nuts. Both were delicious. Next, I got to choose between two appetizer salads and two main course dishes. For the appetizer, there was either a crab meat salad or a burrata and tomato salad. Being a total cheese head, I went for the Caprese salad and it didnt disappoint. Another thing that impressed me was that the butter was served at room temperature instead of as the freezing cold brick you'd end up with on other airlines.
Adweek
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Design Milk - Interior Design
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Snøhetta takes vacationing in the woods to higher heights (pun intended) with an additional cabin to their Treehotel , a collection of seven guest suites nestled high up in the pine forest of Northern Sweden. Their latest addition, conveniently entitled The 7th Room , is a two-bedroom, 55-square-meter cabin that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. The cabin is located ten meters above ground and features large windows, a netted terrace (perfect stargazing location for hardcore campers who can brave the cold with just a sleeping bag), and a tree stretching through the cabin. You’ll find yourself doing a double take when you stand under the cabin as it disappears into its surroundings. That’s because the the bottom of the cabin is covered with a large black and white print of trees reaching into the sky. Designed and built like a traditional Nordic cabin, the interior of the cabin is clad with blond ash wood flooring and blond birch plywood walls to complement the dark, burnt wood exteriors.
The Pentagon
14 hours
Voice Of America
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The Soviets, however, were seeded No. 1, easily capturing five victories in the first round. After stunning their Soviet competitors and beating the Fins, the 1980 U.S. hockey team no longer could be seen as a collection of inexperienced underdogs. In fact, the team was probably the best-conditioned American Olympic hockey team of all time — the result of countless hours of running and skating exercises in preparation for Lake Placid. The so-calledMiracle on Ice” was more than just an Olympic upset; to many Americans, it was an ideological victory in the Cold War as meaningful as the Berlin Airlift or the Apollo moon landing. The upset came at an auspicious time. President Jimmy Carter had just announced the United States was going to boycott the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and Americans, faced with a major recession and the Iran hostage crisis, were in dire need of something to celebrate.
Deadline
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Deadline
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Deadline
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Daily Mail - USA
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Deadline
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Bleacher Report
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Fact: Lou Williams was traded to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. He leads the league in scoring off the bench at 18.7 PPG (min. 10 games played). Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Facts of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / Detective Joe Miller and the nuke he has to babysit. The clip is taken from the episode that airs on Wednesday evening on Syfy, so consider this a warning about mild spoilers. Here at Ars we unapologetically love science fiction. Books , movies , comics—all of it. In fact, it needn't even be very good to earn our affection—who among us doesn't have a soft spot for Robot Jox or Dark Star ? Of late, there has been a wave of fiction that has taken a closer look at what life would be like once humanity starts to colonize the Solar System and beyond: Neal Stephenson's Seveneves and Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora for example, as well as the miniseries Ascension . But none of those has given us something that's quite as well fleshed out as James SA Corey's The Expanse. While it feels lazy to compare the series to Game of Thrones , it's understandable how that has happened.
Futurity
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With the completion of its primary mission, WISE was shut down in 2011, then reactivated in 2013 and given a new mission: assisting NASA's efforts to identify potentially hazardous near-Earth objectsasteroids and comets in the vicinity of our planet. The mission was renamed the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE). By using Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, the public can help us discover more of these strange rogue worlds. The new website uses all of the WISE and NEOWISE data to search for unknown objects in and beyond our own solar system, including the putative Planet 9. If Planet 9 exists and is as bright as some predict, it could show up in WISE data. WISE is uniquely suited for discovering extremely cold brown dwarfs, which can be invisible to the biggest ground-based telescopes despite being very close, Meisner says.
EVO News
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Cabin climate – a touchy subject in the world of electric vehicles, since the use of heating, ventilation and air conditioning can rapidly deplete the battery – is controlled by a heat pump. This uses energy from the outside air to warm the cabin, rather than relying on power-hungry electric heaters, and contributes around 31 miles to the car’s range compared with a conventionally heated equivalent in cold weather. Interior materials are a mixture of Windsor leather, Alcantara, coloured carbonfibre and unvarnished walnut veneers. The roof is a full-length glass panel with embedded LEDs that illuminate after sundown. The flat floor liberates plenty of space for legs (and has allowed the seats to be positioned lower, for a more conventional Jaguar driving position) and for interior stowage, with a large volume of space in the centre console. Overall luggage space is 558 litres: 530 in the boot, and another 28 litres where you’d normally find an engine.
Mondoweiss
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.. Israeli daily Haaretz quoting them as saying: from the onset we knew this was a show trial that will not do us justice. Even though the soldier was caught on video and it is clear that this is a cold blooded execution, he was convicted only of manslaughter, not murder, and the prosecution asked for only a light sentence of three years. The sentence he received is less than a Palestinian child gets for throwing stones. ... Azarya’s defense team has attempted to reverse the manslaughter charges deemed too harsh, while the young Israeli army medic has garnered widespread support among the Israeli public under a vocal and at times violent solidarity campaign that dubbed Azarya “everyone's son.” The Palestinian activist who captured the footage of the shooting has meanwhile received hundreds of death threats, and his house has been surrounded and attacked by Israeli settlers multiple times.
Futurity
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One-atom-wide wires, also called single-atom junctions, are akin to highways where, if the flow of heat is unimpeded, the heat flow rate reaches a value that is governed by only fundamental physical constants, says Wonho Jeong, a postdoctoral fellow in mechanical engineering and an equally contributing lead author of the study. While this heat flow behavior governed by quantum mechanics has been theorized, it had only been observed at ultra-cold temperatures. However, to create useful nanoscale systems, the effects need to be observed at room temperatures. Going forward, this work paves the way for probing the ultimate limits of energy and heat flow in a host of different materials... Toward this goal, the team developed picowatt-resolution heat flow sensors called calorimeters that were able to measure heat flows in single-atom strands of gold and platinum.