Here's when an F-15 is better than an F-22 or an F-35
Businessinsider: In a recent interview, Justin Bronk, a Research Fellow specializing in combat airpower at the Royal United Services Institute, revealed why the F-15, originally introduced four decades ago, is still more useful than either the F-22 or the F-35 in certain situations. The F-15 is a traditional air superiority fighter of the fourth generation. It's big, fast, agile, and carriers lots of weapons under the wing where everyone can see them. For that reason, it's terrible at stealth, but the other side of the coin is that it's perfect for intercepting enemy aircraft. Bronk says that when it com...Read More
WHY 'PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT' MIGHT BE A LIE
By Melissa Pandika: Because for most mere mortals, spending hours practicing your 3-pointers won't turn you into Steph Curry. In 2002, Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson delivered one of the most infamous rants in sports history. During a press conference after the Sixers had been ousted from the first round of the NBA playoffs, Iverson answered reporters’ questions about his spotty appearance at practice (a word he proceeded to utter 22 times). "If I can't practice, I can't practice," he said. "We're not even talking about the game, when it actually matters, we’re talking about practice." Research suggests ...Read More
Whatever happened to Monica Lewinsky
1: Monica Lewinsky. That's a name that should be familiar to most Americans, even those who weren't yet born during her period of political infamy in the early '90s. Lewinsky will forever be known as the intern who nearly brought down a popular president because of her sexual indiscretions with the very married President Bill Clinton. Like any headline-grabbing scandal, the drama and the chatter from Clinton's subsequent impeachment and Lewinsky's unintentional infamy eventually died down, and Lewinsky's name fell out of the national conversation as she faded from view. So what ever happened to...Read More
Has a New, Fifth Force of Nature Been Found?
1: There may be a fifth force of nature, a new study suggests. ''If true, it's revolutionary,'' study lead author Jonathan Feng, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, said in a statement. ''For decades, we've known of four fundamental forces: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces,'' Feng added. ''If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the universe, with consequences for the unification of forces and dark matter.'' Feng and his col...Read More