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Asia-Pacific Pivot: US to Deploy B-1 Bombers to Guam for First Time in Decade

As the Obama Administration continues to shift the focus of the Pentagon to the Pacific regions, the US plans to station long-range bombers in Guam, roughly 2,000 miles from the South China Sea.

The Philippines Biggest South China Sea Problem: It Has Almost No Navy

Robert Beckhusen Security, Asia One word: Yikes.  The Philippine Navy is too small for its country. The archipelago nation sits between two major strategic chokepoints in the Western Pacific, and China is muscling ever more into theShow More Summary

CERN Large Hadron Collider Was Shut Down After Triggering Monster Earthquake That ‘Shook The Entire Planet,’ According To Conspiracy Theorists [Video]

According to conspiracy theorists, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was shut down last April due to fears of global devastation after it triggered a monster earthquake in the South Pacific Ocean that “shook the entire planet like a...Show More Summary

Top 5 South Pacific Luxury Cruises Departing in the Next 12 Months

Find a vacation that is appealing to everyone can be difficult- some like adventure, while other prefer to relax on the beach. Whatever you may prefer, you really can’t go wrong with these luxurious South Pacific cruises. Paul Gauguin Tahiti & Society Islands 7-Night Cruise This exquisite land and sea package features a two-night stay […]

How a Powerful Obesity Gene Helped Samoans Conquer the South Pacific

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

By studying the genomes of more than 5,000 Samoans, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have uncovered a single gene that boosts a person’s obesity risk by upwards of 40 percent. Remarkably, this gene—which appears in a quarter of all Samoans—may have arisen in the population as they colonized the South Pacific. Read more...

America at the Atomic Crossroads

On July 25, 1946, the United States Navy carried out the fifth detonation of an atomic bomb in history, in a lagoon at Bikini Atoll, in the South Pacific. The device was anchored about ninety feet beneath a barge, and when it exploded it sent up an immense column of radioactive seawater, topped by a flattened white mushroom cloud. Show More Summary

Most powerful obesity gene yet boosts risk by 40 per cent

A genetic variant common among people in Samoa may have evolved to support their ancestors on long island voyages in the South Pacific

Airlines waive change fees and attractions close as Tropical Storm Darby threatens Hawaii

As Tropical Storm Darby menaces Hawaii, most airlines flying from Southern California to the islands are waiving fees for reservations changes. As of 7 p.m. Pacific time Saturday, the storm was 45 miles south of Hilo on the Big Island, where heavy rain was reported Saturday evening. Tropical storm,...

Total seen unlikely to fight ExxonMobil over South Pacific gas

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Total SA is unlikely to take on ExxonMobil in a bidding war for explorer InterOil Corp, the French giant's partner in a rich gas field in Papua New Guinea, analysts said on Wednesday.ExxonMobil this week trumped an offer from Oil Search, which was backed by Total. Show More Summary

The 10 Most Beautiful Private Island Resorts

From the South Pacific to the Florida Keys, discover paradise on these private island resorts, where natural beauty abounds—and doing nothing is simply everything.

On America’s Pacific shore, many religious currents meet

last weekReligion : Erasmus

IF YOU like to deal in broad generalisations about American religion, you probably see the north-east as a heartland of liberal or mainline Protestantism, and the South as the home of old-time evangelicals. Certain cities like Chicago and Pittsburgh abound with blue-collar Catholics, and the West coast is...what exactly?

US to Reveal THAAD to S Korean Reporters on Monday Amid Health Risks Fears

The US military decided to reveal to South Korean reporters the THAAD anti-missile system deployed to US Pacific island territory of Guam on Monday, local media reported, citing military source.

How the Hague Ruling on South China Sea May Turn Asia Pacific Into Hotbed

The Asia-Pacific region may become a stage for international intrigue following the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration's Tuesday ruling on the disputed territories in the South China Sea.

US Air Force in the Pacific Gets New Top Commander

A fighter pilot and former U.S. Air Force commander in South Korea has taken over as the top U.S. Air Force leader in the Pacific.

South China Sea Ruling is Important to US National Security

The ruling by the UN court of arbitration rejecting Chinese claims to territory in the South China Sea is critical to US national security interests in the Pacific, US Senator Cory Gardner said in a congressional hearing on Wednesda...

Massive Arma 3 expansion Apex launches today

The huge Apex expansion has been released for Arma 3. It costs £25 alone or £45 bundled with the base game. Apex brings an entire South Pacific area to the series for the first time - a massive archipelago some 100km2 in size. There are jungles, shanty towns, even a volcano for goodness sake. Show More Summary

Sodding enormous Arma 3 update adds South Pacific island, new weapons and much more

Arma 3: Apex is finally here. New Arma 3 expansion Apex is out now – as evidenced by the lovely launch trailer above. The big draw of the Apex expansion is the new location, Tanoa. To keep you busy in this 100 km² of South Pacific terrain, you’ll have 13 weapons, ten vehicles, a co-op […]

Elections on Nauru fair and transparent: international observers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Elections on the tiny South Pacific island of Nauru were fair and transparent, the first international observers to monitor polls on the world's smallest republic in more than a decade said on Monday.

America and China’s Armed Forces Are Training Together in the Pacific Right Now

Kris Osborn Security, South China Sea tensions take place in a broader context of growing U.S.-China military-to-military exercises - as China participates in a 2016 multi-national training exercise. Current Chinese participation inShow More Summary

God, Is That You?: Pilot Captures Beautiful Shot Above Lightning Storm From 37,000 Feet

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Note: Larger version HERE. This is the photo of a lightning storm captured by Ecuador Airlines pilot and photographer Santiago Borja 37,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean south of Panama. Beautiful, right? I like the clouds and stars.Show More Summary

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