Passenger Plane Carrying Dozens Crashes in Pakistan
The Pakistan International Airlines plane "lost its contact with control tower" en route from Chitral to the capital Islamabad, the airline said. Spokespeople for the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and military confirmed that the plane had crashed and said they were sending teams to the site.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:04:39 GMT
Football Star Rashaan Salaam Found Dead in Park
Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program's history.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:27:46 GMT
What's Up With This Distant Star's Strange Behavior?
Tabby's Star has been quite perplexing for the scientists who try to study it because the deviations in light coming from it are completely irregular. Some have posited that this is because of a Dyson Sphere: an alien megastructure built around a star to harness it's energy.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:10:00 GMT
Inside the Secret Rescue of Sex Slaves From ISIS
'This kind of operation can't be done during daytime. We are basically going in there to kidnap them back from ISIS,' mission leader Khaleel Al-Dhaki told NBC News.
'Saving a soul is the best thing a man can do,' said Al-Dhaki 'You get more motivated when you watch them meeting their families. I can't describe the moment of the reunion. We devote our whole lives to rescuing these women.'
Al-Dhaki estimates ISIS has kidnapped around 7,000 Yazidis and that roughly 3,000 of them managed to escape on their own or were ransomed out of bondage. The fate of 1,000 Yazidi men remains unknown.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:41:00 GMT
A Look at the Near Future of Tactical Police Robots
The success of the Dallas Police Department's robotic IED to end a firefight in July, and the lack of any legal blowback following its deployment, was a signal to police chiefs and SWAT commanders across the country: It "demonstrated that, tactically, the use of a robot with lethal force is viable."
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:22:00 GMT