Siberia Is Already Experiencing Mid-Summer Temperatures And Major Wildfires | ThinkProgress

Siberia Is Already Experiencing Mid-Summer Temperatures And Major Wildfires | ThinkProgress. “And with a record-braking warm spring in parts of Siberia, experts are warning that 2014 could be an epic year for forest fires.”

BEFORE AND AFTER: Kiev’s Independence Square

Independence Square (aka Maidan) in central Kiev is the epicenter of an ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Protesters have been camped out since December, defending Maidan against Russian-backed riot police and security forces loyal to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. At least 26 people have died in the clashes over the past two days. Here’s what Independence Square looked like in September […]

In their annual End of Year survey, Win/Gallup International found that the United States is considered the number one “greatest threat to peace in the world today” by people across the globe.  The poll of 67,806 respondents from 65 countries found that the U.S. won this dubious distinction by a landslide, as revealed in the chart above. (x)

For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000

Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the […]