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The US Considered Hiding Nuclear Weapons In Iceland (And Not Telling Iceland)

New documents obtained by the US National Security Archive reveal that the US government considered establishing a nuclear weapons storage site in Iceland during the 1950s. The really interesting part? The United States wasn’t going to tell Iceland.


This Is How Much Time Americans Spend Eating Each Day

Quick, how much time do you think you spent eating yesterday? What about the day before that?


The Reason Americans Waste So Much Food

The United States wastes over 140 trillion calories of perfectly good food every year. A national survey just provided a comprehensive overview of the reasons we waste so much — and one of the most common ones is based on a total misconception.


Why America Beat The Russians At Building The Internet

From the late 1950s until the late 1980s, scientists in both the United States and the Soviet Union were working on computer networking in one form or another. Why did the US succeed where the Russians failed? That’s the subject of a new book titled How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet by Benjamin Peters.


US Olympics Committee Says Non-Sponsors Are Banned From Tweeting About The Olympics

The US Olympics Committee has gone off the deep end, when it comes to intellectual property. It’s willing to sue anyone to protect their trademarks, even when the use is no real threat. But the committee’s latest claim is an entirely new level of absurdity.


Chair Of US Propaganda Arm Booted From Russia

Jeff Shell, an executive with NBCUniversal, was detained in Moscow last night when he tried to enter Russia. After hours of confusion, he was ultimately told that he couldn’t enter the country. Was the Kremlin still angry about Evan Almighty? Probably not. The New York Times mentions that Mr Shell is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The part they kind of gloss over? The BBG is the propaganda arm of the United States.


Obama Enlists Canadian Prime Minister To Help Fight Climate Change

As tiny-handed man-children command the lion’s share of America’s attention, the still-acting leader of the United States — President Obama — is quietly doubling down on climate change. The latest part of Captain Planet’s scheme? Getting Canada on board.


Somehow Jeb Bush's URL Situation Got Even Sadder

Jeb Bush is no longer running for US president, and even his trolls are abandoning him. Since last year, the owner of JebBush.com has redirected the site to Donald Trump’s campaign page. Now it seems Jeb is too irrelevant to be domain pranked.


Why Wind Power Is Finally Taking Off In America

Last year saw a lot of wind turbines and farms being built. So many, that in 2015, the wind industry installed more electricity-generating capacity than any other energy source in America. That’s enough to power 19 million American homes.


Things That Are America, And Some Things That Are Australia Too

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush tweeted a photo of a gun engraved with his name. The text of the tweet simply read, “America.” There are a number of ways to interpret this tweet, just as there are so many ways to interpret the concept of America. Helpfully, the good people of Twitter dot com gave their own interpretation of what America meant to them.


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