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North Korea leader orders army to be ready for war

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his frontline troops to be ready for war, against a backdrop of rising military tensions between his country and South Korea.<p>The announcement follows an exchange of artillery shells across the two countries' heavily fortified border.<p>The Demilitarised Zone …

North Korea

Ukraine's former ruling party hit by spate of apparent suicides

Before jumping, Mykhailo Chechetov wrote a note. He said he had “no moral strength” to live, and thanked people for their support. Then he stepped out of the window of his 17th-floor apartment, leaving his slippers behind for his wife to find later.<p>Chechetov was once a senior member of Ukraine’s …

U.S. Army sending armored convoy 1,100 miles through Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eastern Europe, here comes the cavalry.<p>The U.S. Army says it will soon be sending armored Stryker vehicles on a 1,100-mile convoy through six European countries to show solidarity to allies in the wake of recent Russian actions in the Ukraine and Crimea that have Eastern Europe on edge.<p>The …

Military

Jordan executes prisoners after ISIS hostage burned alive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jordan executed two al Qaeda prisoners before dawn Wednesday, following through on a promised strong response to the ISIS killing of pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh, a government spokesman said.<p>Put to death were Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi would-be suicide bomber whose release ISIS had previously …

SpaceX and Air Force make peace, more rocket launches now up for grabs

SpaceX and the US Air Force have reached an agreement regarding a lawsuit filed by the former, but really, it's more of a victory for Elon Musk's company. What lawsuit, you ask? It's the one the commercial space company filed against the Air Force for not giving it a chance to bid for rocket …

Google said to be in talks to invest in SpaceX at $10B valuation

SpaceX has gone where most startups never have: to space. And it looks like Google may well want in on the excitement.<p>According to a report this morning from The Information (subscription required), Google is close to putting a substantial investment into Elon Musk’s rocket company at a valuation …

Protesters march for peace in Ukraine

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protesters gathered at Kiev's Independence Square Sunday to march for peace, while fighting in Ukraine's east claimed more victims.<p>Ukraine's President and prime minister were among those who attended the rally that had as its slogan "I am Volnovakha," in memory of the 13 passengers who died …

Russian forces, equipment enter Ukraine, PM says

<b>Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) —</b> Russian military forces and equipment have entered Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says, according to a report from Ukraine's state-run media on Monday.<p>"I have just spoken with the national defense and security council secretary. Ukrainian military intelligence …

Ukraine battle for Donetsk airport rages on

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Russia

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Scuba Diving

The MicrobeScope Uses Your iPhone As A Microscopic Sidekick To Capture Views Of Bacteria In Real-Time

There are countless cool ways to extend the abilities of your smartphone by plugging in or linking up additional hardware. But here’s a Kickstarter project that wants to use your smartphone to extend the powers of something else: a basic microscope — allowing for real-time videos of microbes doing …

BatteryBox portable charger promises to keep the juice flowing even after five years

A new portable battery promises to carry enough juice to charge eight iPhones and keep your MacBook Air going for 12 hours, <i>five years</i> after you buy it. Unlike others that lose their capacity over time, BatteryBox uses a new energy management system called BatteryOS that monitors what's going on …