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N. Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military on standby for nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported …

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

Apple/FBI fight looks destined to go all the way to the Supreme Court as more background is revealed

If Tim Cook’s strongly-worded response to the court order instructing it to assist the FBI in breaking into an iPhone left any room for doubt about Apple’s determination to fight the matter all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, that doubt appears to be removed by further background emerging …

U.S. strike on Libya camp escalates campaign against Islamic State

CAIRO — A U.S. air attack killed dozens of militants in Libya on Friday, marking an escalation in the American campaign against the Islamic State as the militant group expands its reach from North Africa to Central Asia.<p>U.S. and regional officials said that U.S. F-15 fighter jets struck a suspected …

Apple is openly defying US security orders, but in China it takes a very different approach

Apple’s response to US and UK government demands for backdoors to user data has been direct, bordering on defiant. Yesterday (Feb. 16), Apple CEO Tim Cook published a letter explaining the company’s refusal to comply with a US federal court order to help the FBI access data on a phone recovered …

Privacy

This is why the FBI can’t hack into iPhones

A US judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI hack into an iPhone used by one of the assailants in the San Bernardino, California shootings—and the computer giant has so far refused a request from the law enforcement agency.<p>But the reason the FBI can’t get into the phones without Apple’s help is …

Tim Cook

WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ level of alarm ‘extremely high’

South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth defects.<p>South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth …

Public Health

Star Wars reviews: What critics thought of the 1977 film when it was first released

People outside of Disney have finally seen <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens;</i> if you’re not holed up in a bunker keeping out all news and plot details …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics