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North Korea willing to talk to US about giving up nuclear weapons, Seoul says

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea is willing to talk to the United States about giving up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said Tuesday, in a remarkable development that followed unprecedented meetings in Pyongyang.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also has agreed to refrain from conducting …

A shocking state of affairs – how crises are exploited by politicians and corporations

Political shocks, security shocks, climate shocks – however unstable the world seems now, things could get a lot worse. But we can unite for a better future<p>Shock. It’s a word that has come up again and again since Donald Trump was elected in November 2016 – to describe the poll-defying election …

Donald Trump

'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones

The "micro air vehicle" is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.<p>"The idea was why can't we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of …

Drones

8 charts reveal everything you need to know about the monster rocket NASA is building to shuttle astronauts to Mars

This rocket is designed for NASA's future deep-space missions to an asteroid, the Moon, Mars, and beyond.<p>Taller than the Statue of Liberty and capable of carrying more than twice the payload weight of any of NASA'S former space shuttles, the Space Launch System will transport four astronauts at a …

Space Exploration

The Planet’s Best Stealth Fighter Isn’t Made in America

The U.S. military likes to think it makes the world’s most sophisticated combat aircraft. Think again.<p>In 2005, Lockheed Martin labeled the F-35, the …

Is Everything Actually Shrinking?

<i>Whoa, here’s something to think about. Maybe the Universe isn’t expanding at all. Maybe everything is actually just shrinking, so it looks like it’s</i> …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

The Night Sky in January 2015: Titan, future home of mankind

With water that could generate breathable oxygen, and nitrogen, methane and ammonia that can be used to fertilise growing food, Saturn's giant moon has often been cited as a possible colony in space<p><b>The chart shows the sky at the start of January 2015 - and the appearance of the sky at 10 pm on Jan</b> …

Astronomy

Alleged ‘Lizard Squad’ Member Reveals His Face In A TV Interview

The interview with the alleged Lizard Squad member, a Finland-based man using the alias "Ryan," was conducted via Skype. It can be viewed at the bottom of the page.<p>Here's what "Ryan" said, regarding Lizard Squad's takedown of the game networks over the holidays:<p><b>How it happened:</b> "This attack was …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

Android Phones

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

How A Hacker Gang Literally Saved Christmas For Video Game Players Everywhere

Despite most hackers being "in it for the lulz" — a hacker term meaning "doing it for fun" — some did not take kindly to threats of disruption to their favourite video game services.<p>In the weeks following Lizard Squad's threat, another gang of hackers formed. It had two aims: 1. Keep the video game …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Destiny Fans Pay It Forward and Buy DLC for Other Players

DLC: Destiny Loving Care.<p>Money can get tight around the holidays, but some Destiny fans are looking out for their fellow players.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>On …

No Future Balance Patches for Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U

Development team will now focus on online play.<p>Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will not receive any future balance patches, series …

The Art of Destiny shows off a gorgeous world

<i>The Art of Destiny</i> is a hardcover book currently available from Amazon for $29.61, down from its usual price of $45. It's one of those lush coffee table concoctions that's strictly for the most dedicated fans. Here are a few images and pages from the book, a reminder that, whatever your view of</i> …

A scientist unlocks one of the mysteries of Arctic ice melt

On a bright day in early May, Chris Polashenski tromps across the ice north of Alaska — 100 miles from the nearest land — to sink half-a-dozen plastic pipes into the ice.<p>Other researchers are spread out around the <i>Healy</i>, a Coast Guard icebreaker. Some have begun drilling through the ice or sawing up …

Earth Could Face Another Mass Extinction in Next 200 Years: Study

Over the next few centuries, Earth could face a mass extinction on par with the one that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, according to a new study. A mass extinction is when 75 percent or more of the planet's species die out — an event that has happened five times in Earth's history. …

Biodiversity

Al Qaeda-linked fighters seize two Syrian army bases

Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Islamist groups have seized two major army bases in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, rebel activists said.<p>After two days of heavy fighting, the groups - including Jund Al-Aqsa and Ahrar Al-Sham - took control of the bases Monday in …

Hong Kong's final protest site is cleared

This story is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Rishi Iyengar / Hong Kong @iyengarrishi<p>The 79-day …

Two hostages and gunman dead as Sydney hostage crisis ends in bloodshed

Two hostages and a gunman are dead after a 17-hour armed siege in Sydney’s Martin Place ended with police storming the cafe.<p>Four people were also injured as the siege ended in a chaotic shootout in the early hours of Tuesday.<p>The New South Wales police commissioner, Andrew Scipione, confirmed a …

Here's One Thing That Microsoft And Some Of Its Biggest Enemies Agree On

Warrants like this are not uncommon. But there was something unusual about this case: The emails were stored on a server in Ireland.<p>Microsoft said the US government should have gone through Irish authorities, and appealed the case.<p>On Monday, a bunch of companies filed friend-of-the-court briefs …

Customers

Here's The Reality Behind The Futuristic Weapons In 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

We called up the developers at Activision's Sledgehammer Games to ask for the details.<p>"Because the experience would be pushing people's boundaries of what is believable, we wanted to show that the research was real," said Michael Condrey, co-founder and studio head at Sledgehammer.<p>It became a hard …

Skype Debuts Instant Translation Feature

Skype debuted a hotly anticipated translation program Monday that can translate a conversation between an English and Spanish speaker in real …