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Afghanistan's gun problem: Too many weapons, not enough oversight - by Jamie Tarabay July 28, 2014 5:00AM ET

Government watchdog: US provided Afghan forces with more guns than necessary and failed to keep track of the weapons

An audit of gun shipments to Afghanistan found that poor record keeping has left the country more vulnerable to extremists. 434 more words

Military

Sewage treatment is a big contributor to antibiotic resistance

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-sewage-treatment-contributes-antibiotic-resistance.html

Love the subtitle Ticking Timebomb /sarc, it ends;

‘We’re on the brink of Armageddon and this is just contributing to it,’ Wellington says. ‘Antibiotics could just stop working and we could all be colonised by…

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Science

Tab for a cause post

The picture you see above is what I usually see when I open an new tab in my Firefox browser (you can also see that I didn’t really follow my own advise. 906 more words

Life

Lawrence Solomon: Gaza's war win

In the Israel-Gaza war, Gaza will be an economic winner, Israel an economic loser

Some wars are fought to a draw. Some have clear winners and losers. 743 more words

FP Comment

Has Rand Paul been right all along about Israeli independence?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has argued in the past that the U.S. should explore cutting aid to Israel because a more independent Israel would be better off. 315 more words

Rand Paul