davidl on January 3rd, 2014

A Ship of Fools, From the BBC: The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck. An Australian ice-breaker carrying the rescued passengers has been placed on standby in case the Chinese ship, Xue Long, needs assistance. On Thursday, a helicopter from Xue Long […]

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davidl on January 3rd, 2014

The United States Marine Corps is not what it used to be, by Pauline Jelinek: WASHINGTON (AP) – More than half of female Marines in boot camp can’t do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the […]

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