13 Armed Homemade Drones Penetrated Russia’s Hmeimim Air Force Base in Syria

The Kremlin now claims to know who attacked two Syrian locations and that the drones used were, in fact, far more sophisticated than countless photos and news reports would have you believe.

The Top News Stories of 2015

The news in 2015 was unforgettable, historic, often chilling to watch. From the specter of global terrorism to controversial social issues, from the confused state of politics to corporate corruption, important issues played out on the public stage of opinion, augmented by a hyper-connected global community. The Second Nexus editors culled through the news that made … Continued

The Morality of Smeagol Determines a Turkish Man’s Freedom

Dr. Bilgin Ciftci shared a meme comparing Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s facial expressions to the Smeagol from Lord of the Rings. His possible imprisonment depends on a panel of LOTR experts who are tasked with determining the moral underpinnings of the character.

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane Near Border with Syria.

BBC News reports that Russia and Turkey are each offering differing accounts of exactly what it was that brought the plane down. Russia’s defense ministry claims the jet crashed after being hit by fire from the ground. Turkey, on the other hand, claims that Turkish F-16s took out the plane for violating Turkish airspace. Turkish … Continued

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