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Lockheed Martin Destroys Drones in Latest Laser Weapons Demo Lockheed Martin Destroys Drones in Latest Laser Weapons Demo

Lasers are the future of war. And if this new video by defense company Lockheed Martin is any indication, that future is pretty damn close.

SEC Gets Hacked, Refuses to Release Details About Just How Fucked Everything Might Be SEC Gets Hacked, Refuses to Release Details About Just How Fucked Everything Might Be

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has disclosed that hackers accessed sensitive information from its systems about publicly traded companies. And while the SEC has so far been tight-lipped about what kind of fallout the hack will have, the agency acknowledges that the hackers have probably conducted trades…

Gin Wong, LA Architect Who Inspired The Jetsons, Dies at 94 Gin Wong, LA Architect Who Inspired The Jetsons, Dies at 94

You may not know the name Gin D. Wong, but you definitely know his work. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, including the Theme Building at the Los Angeles Airport (pictured above), and he even inspired the designers of the legendary 1962 animated TV show The Jetsons. Wong died on…

Russian Military Accidentally Fires at Civilians During War Games Russian Military Accidentally Fires at Civilians During War Games

At least two civilians have been injured in a bombing incident during Russia’s war games on Monday. Videos of the incident have been posted to YouTube and appear to show two helicopters firing at a civilian viewing area. Russian media report that the incident is being investigated by the military.

Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77 Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war. But…

Trump's Morning Tweetstorm Includes Bigger Muslim Ban, Getting 'Nasty' on ISIS, Whining About ESPN Trump's Morning Tweetstorm Includes Bigger Muslim Ban, Getting 'Nasty' on ISIS, Whining About ESPN

President Donald Trump is awake, angry, and tweeting. So it’s pretty much like any given Friday. Except for the fact that there was a terrorist attack at a London tube station this morning that has left 18 people injured. And Trump has taken the opportunity to propose new restrictions on the internet, said that he’d…

Martin Shkreli Says He'll Still Make Money From Jail, Will Read Philosophy Martin Shkreli Says He'll Still Make Money From Jail, Will Read Philosophy

Talking to Martin Shkreli is neither easy nor enjoyable. The “pharma bro,” who once jacked up the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750 a pill, likes to needle reporters. But I managed to get a few questions answered over email during the past week. And now that Shkreli has been sent to jail, it feels like a…

Watch Sean Spicer Continue to Make Excuses For the President's Shitty Tweets Watch Sean Spicer Continue to Make Excuses For the President's Shitty Tweets

Sean Spicer was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for an excruciating 20 minutes of bullshit. Kimmel asked him about everything from his infamous claims about inauguration crowd size to President Trump’s tweeting habits. And it’s honestly painful to watch.

X Atencio, Disney Animator and Co-Writer of the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Music, Dies at 98 X Atencio, Disney Animator and Co-Writer of the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Music, Dies at 98

Xavier “X” Atencio had a remarkable career with the Walt Disney company, from his early days in the 1930s working on films like Pinocchio to his later days working on rides like Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. But Atencio reached the end of the ride this weekend. He died on Sunday at the…

Ted Cruz 'Likes' Porn Video on Twitter While His Staff Implies That He Was Hacked Ted Cruz 'Likes' Porn Video on Twitter While His Staff Implies That He Was Hacked

Republican Senator Ted Cruz became the butt of more than a few jokes overnight after it was revealed that he had “liked” a 2-minute porn video from the account @SexuallPosts. (Links in this post are NSFW.) And amazingly, Cruz’s communications director, Catherine Frazier, tried to imply that the Twitter slip had…

Steve Bannon Predicts President Trump Will Be Reelected in a Landslide Steve Bannon Predicts President Trump Will Be Reelected in a Landslide

Predictions are hard. Especially in politics. But former Trump advisor Steve Bannon made an incredibly confident prediction about the future of the Trump regime last night. And he could be right.

FEMA Debunks Hurricane Irma Rumors on New Webpage FEMA Debunks Hurricane Irma Rumors on New Webpage

Accurate information can be the difference between life and death during a hurricane. So FEMA has launched a new webpage in an effort to debunk rumors that people might be hearing about Hurricane Irma as the historic storm barrels down on the US mainland.

Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Thomas Edison in the New Trailer For The Current War Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Thomas Edison in the New Trailer For The Current War

We’re all familiar with Nikola Tesla and his brilliant work helping to invent the electric technologies that we live with today. But did you know that there’s a guy named Thomas Edison who also helped invent some of that tech? If you didn’t, you should check out the new trailer for the upcoming movie, The Current War.

White Supremacist Threatens to Sue News Outlet Over Photoshopped Gun (That He Tweeted a Month Earlier) White Supremacist Threatens to Sue News Outlet Over Photoshopped Gun (That He Tweeted a Month Earlier)

One of America’s most famous internet-grown white supremacists, Baked Alaska, has threatened to sue news outlet AJ Plus over a photo of him holding a gun. He says the image was photoshopped by the news organization. The only problem? Baked Alaska tweeted the photo less than a month ago.

Lobbyists Sure Love Trump’s Expensive Golf Courses for Some Reason Lobbyists Sure Love Trump’s Expensive Golf Courses for Some Reason

President Trump never properly separated himself from his businesses, giving anyone with enough money an opportunity to influence the US government. And a new investigation by USA Today pulls back the curtain on who’s buying their way into Trump’s golf courses using some clever investigative techniques: Reporters at…

Super Secret US Air Force Spaceplane Is Going Back Into Orbit This Week Super Secret US Air Force Spaceplane Is Going Back Into Orbit This Week

The US Air Force’s secretive X-37B spaceplane returned to Earth back in May after a mysterious two years in orbit. Nobody knows what it was doing up there, since the mission is highly classified, but it’s heading back into orbit in just a couple of days. And this time it’s getting a little help from SpaceX.

These New Promo Shots From the Blade Runner Sequel Look Terrifyingly Real These New Promo Shots From the Blade Runner Sequel Look Terrifyingly Real

The new Blade Runner movie is a terrifying glimpse of the near future. Titled Blade Runner 2049, it doesn’t hit theaters until October 6th, but these new promotional shots look absolutely terrifying. In fact, the dystopian vision of the future that these images present looks all too real.

Everything That Happened In North Korea While You Were Sleeping Everything That Happened In North Korea While You Were Sleeping

North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, according to officials in the country. If confirmed, it would be the most powerful nuclear explosion ever achieved by the isolated country. And South Korean media now report that the US and South Korea have agreed to jointly pursue some kind of military…

North Korea Appears to Challenge the US to a Dance Off In Latest Propaganda Video North Korea Appears to Challenge the US to a Dance Off In Latest Propaganda Video

Guys, I’ve got some good news. North Korea looks like it may have abandoned its plans to develop nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles and is instead challenging the US to a dance off. At least that’s my reading of their latest propaganda video.

US Military Releases Slow Motion Missile Porn in Response to North Korea's Most Recent Test US Military Releases Slow Motion Missile Porn in Response to North Korea's Most Recent Test

Another week, another missile test by North Korea. This time the country shot a missile over northern Japan, leaving the Japanese scrambling to gauge whether it was a legitimate threat. And in response, the US military has done was it always does after a North Korean test: It fired off its own missile test and…

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