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June 4, 2014

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On Tiananmen Massacre’s 25th Anniversary, see photos that show it then and now here. 

(via humanrightswatch)

12:37 // 3 months ago
March 30, 2014
The past few months have revealed an American obsession with drones that touches nearly every aspect of modern life. Unfortunately for vulnerable civilians in other countries, we’re obsessing over the wrong drones.
The more drones we worry about, the less we care about what matters, Vanity Fair’s Kia Makarechi writes on the new drone age we are entering. source
19:37 // 5 months ago
March 15, 2014
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March 8, 2014
15:44 // 6 months ago
March 7, 2014
We are extremely worried. We are doing all we can to get details. The news is very disturbing. We hope everyone on the plane is safe.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi • Discussing the fate of a Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight which went missing early Saturday. The flight, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, likely went missing somewhere in the Vietnamese airspace. The situation comes just months after another Boeing 777 jet crashed at San Francisco International Airport, killing three.
23:25 // 6 months ago
March 1, 2014

Brutal knife attacks at Chinese train station kill, injure dozens

  • 10+ the number of knife-wielding attackers that descended upon the Kunming Train Station in China’s Yunnan Province on Saturday, a brutal attack that killed at least 28 and injured at least 113, according to state media reports. “I saw a person come straight at me with a long knife and I ran away with everyone,” said one witness, who successfully got away from the attackers himself. The man, Yang Haifei, said that those who couldn’t get away fast enough were the ones who fell victim to the brutal attacks. source
17:30 // 6 months ago
February 20, 2014
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December 14, 2013

Two countries doing interesting things in spaceflight that aren’t the United States

  • China In the first landing of its kind in more than three decades, China just dropped a fresh probe onto the Moon, according to recent reports. The Soviet Union last did a soft landing on the moon way back in 1976.
  • Iran Not to be outdone, Iran sent another monkey into space today. It’s their second, and part of an ambitious plan to launch human spaceflight from the country.
10:39 // 9 months ago
December 1, 2013
14:55 // 9 months ago
November 26, 2013

U.S. military ignores no-fly zone in East China Sea

  • Last Weekend The Chinese government implemented new restrictions on U.S.-allied military aircraft, requiring them to identify themselves anytime they plan to pass through the new no-fly-zone over the Diaoyutai and Senkaku islands.
  • Tuesday a pair of unescorted American B-52 bombers passed through the newly-declared “Air Defense Identification Zone” without ever announcing their presence, as part of a scheduled training exercise. The breach was meant as a direct rebuke of China’s claims to control of air space in the region. source
23:27 // 9 months ago