Trump’s Space Force Isn’t the Only Military Space Program: Here’s What China and Russia Are Up To

The United States may or may not be getting a Space Force, but while President Trump is all-in on the creation of a new branch of the U.S. Military—and blowing up the military bureaucracy—it’s worth keeping in mind other countries have their military space programs. A recent DIA report shines a light on how the U.S. views these programs, particularly those of Russia and China, neither of which seem particularly threatening—for now anyway.

— Read on foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/as-trump-s-space-force-ramps-up-what-are-russia-and-ch-1832772367

Trump is spot on with heading in this direction. He needs to make cuts in other areas of the military that have become obsolete, not ask for more money.

Why the 2018 Discoveries on Mars Give Us the Best Hope of Life Yet

Let’s get something straight right away: there are no little green beings on Mars. Horror films about the Red Planet often show humans being eaten by something sinister and creature-like on Mars. Luckily, the reality is more subtle. Yes, we do have a hope of finding life on Mars — especially due to two new discoveries this year. But when we talk about life on Mars, we don’t mean monsters. We mean microbes.

— Read on curiosity.com/topics/why-the-2018-discoveries-on-mars-give-us-the-best-hope-of-life-yet-curiosity