Geoff Brumfiel

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Growing Public Evidence Suggests Ukrainian Jetliner Was Hit By Missile

Friday, January 10, 2020

As investigators learn more about what happened to a Ukrainian International Airlines flight which crashed in Tehran, a growing body of online evidence suggests it was shot out of the sky.

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Ukrainian Plane Crash In Iran: Here's What The Available Evidence Shows

Friday, January 10, 2020

Video footage and the locations of key Iranian military facilities lend credence to the idea that the jetliner carrying 176 people was accidentally shot down.

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What Is Known About Iran's Nuclear Capabilities

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

How much time might it take for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon and a delivery system to launch it? Here are some scenarios for what could happen.

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Satellite Photos Reveal Extent Of Damage From Iranian Strike On Air Base In Iraq

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

At least five structures were damaged in the attack on the base in Anbar province, which apparently was precise enough to hit individual buildings. There have been no reports of casualties.

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What Do We Know About Iran's Missiles And Its Arsenal Of Weapons?

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Iran attacked military bases used by U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq with ballistic missiles. Over the past 20 years, Iran has built up a powerful force that is difficult to defend against.

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Iraq's Parliament Calls For Expulsion Of U.S. Troops

Sunday, January 05, 2020

The Iraqi Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops from Iraq, while the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS has announced a pause in its operations.

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Astronomers Carefully Watching Betelgeuse Star, Wondering If It's Nearing Explosion

Friday, January 03, 2020

The star Betelgeuse has been dimming rapidly in recent weeks, leading to speculation that it may soon explode. If it did, that event would be a sight to behold.

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North Korea Promises A Christmas Surprise. Here Are The Options

Monday, December 23, 2019

With the holiday just days away and no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough in sight, here are what experts say are the possibilities for North Korea's "Christmas gift."

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A Comet From Another Star Hints That Our Solar System Isn't One-Of-A-Kind

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The comet, 2I/Borisov, looks surprisingly like comets closer to home. It's a sign that the processes that formed the sun and planets are at work elsewhere in the universe.

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50 Years Ago, Americans Made The 2nd Moon Landing... Why Doesn't Anyone Remember?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Everyone knows about Apollo 11, the first moon landing. And about ill-fated Apollo 13. Between them is the forgotten mission — Apollo 12.

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It's Been 50 Years Since Apollo 12 Landed On The Moon

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 landed on the surface of the moon. But it seems this moon mission is overshadowed by the more famous Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 landings. But why?

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North Korea Seen Lining Up Military Aircraft For Possible Show

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Satellite images shared exclusively with NPR show North Korean fighters and helicopters massed at a single airbase. It could be another sign of escalating tensions.

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As SpaceX Launches Dozens Of Satellites At A Time, Some Fear An Orbital Traffic Jam

Monday, November 11, 2019

SpaceX and a rival company are rushing ahead with plans for constellations of thousands of satellites, but regulators might not be ready.

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Iran Says It's Reopening Its Most Controversial Uranium Enrichment Facility

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Iran is reopening one of its most controversial uranium enrichment facilities. The move increases its ability to generate enriched uranium and puts more pressure on the already strained nuclear deal.

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U.S. Campaign Ads Are Popping Up On Russian Propaganda YouTube Channels

Monday, October 28, 2019

On YouTube, campaign ads have begun appearing on Russian propaganda channels. But it may be the algorithm, not collusion.

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Trump Ads Alongside Russian Propaganda: It's Not Collusion. It's An Algorithm

Friday, October 25, 2019

Some familiar political advertisements end up alongside Russian government-backed messaging online. But it's not Moscow's doing. It's about Google — and you.

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3 Researchers Awarded Nobel Prize In Physics

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Three researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries that illuminate our place in the Universe.

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3 Scientists Win Physics Nobel For Work On The Universe's Evolution

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

A Canadian and two Swiss scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Prize in Physics for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's position in the cosmos.

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What We Know About The Saudi Attack

Thursday, September 19, 2019

On Sept. 14, a Saudi oil processing plant was rocked by a series of explosions. The facility, and another oil field, were attacked from the air. Here's what physical evidence exists about the attacks.

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What We Know About The Attack On Saudi Oil Facilities

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia claim Iran is behind the attack. Iran denies involvement. Here's what the physical evidence shows.

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