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North Korea's mystery ship: The curious case of the Hao Fan 6

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> The United Nations brought down the hammer and that was it for the Hao Fan 6.<p>On October 10, the hulking, 460-foot (140 meter) cargo ship was banned from entering every single port across the globe, punished for violating sanctions on North Korea.<p>It was just south of South Korea …

North Korea

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years ago, I made a promise to the panel deciding my fate: never to use the phrase “there are no good options.” After all, if there …

North Korea

Scientists can’t rule out collision with asteroid flying by Earth in 2029

Asteroids are one of the most serious threats to life as we know it, but scientists and skywatchers have gotten pretty good at predicting exactly …

Neuroscientists Say Forgetting Things May Be an Essential Part of Our Brain Function

The Usefulness of Forgetting<p>We’ve all had moments of forgetfulness, and not infrequently the act of forgetting about something can have a negative …

‘Biological Teleportation’ Edges Closer With Craig Venter’s Digital-to-Biological Converter

The year is 2030. In a high-security containment lab, scientists gathered around a towering machine, eagerly awaiting the first look at a newly …

Genetics

Team discovers ancient naval base off the coast of Athens

A team working off the coast of Athens has uncovered the remains of an ancient naval base, estimated to be about 2,500 years old.<p>Alongside a team of Greek colleagues, Danish Marine archaeologist Bjorn Loven from the University of Copenhagen located the remains of six ship sheds, used to protect …

Archaeology

The best and worst states to raise children in

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.<p>Parents in Mississippi and New Mexico, however, might find reason for concern as those states rank among the lowest.<p>The …

CNN

Two Rounds of Severe Storms Take Aim at the Midwest

Millions of Americans across the Midwest were facing damaging winds, large hail, flooding and a possible tornado outbreak Wednesday.<p>Heavy rain pummeled Chicago early before moving into Indiana Wednesday afternoon, and storms were expected to develop again Wednesday evening in Iowa and Wisconsin, …

Weather

Libya clashes, blast at a depot kill more than 60

CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya between pro-government militiamen and Islamic State militants in the city of Sirte and an explosion at a depot near the capital, Tripoli, left more than 60 dead in just one day, a spokesman and a Libyan state news agency reported Wednesday.<p>In Sirte, the last …

Middle East

Indian farmers demand action as lightning kills 93 people in two days

Storm in eastern state of Bihar kills at least 56, while 37 die in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkand and Madhya Pradesh as monsoon rains sweep country<p>Farmers in east India are calling for action from the government after at least 93 people died in lightning storms across the country in two days.<p>A storm in …

Another Alligator Attacks in Florida, Biting a 58-Year-Old

Syria activists say airstrikes on Islamic State-held Raqqa kill 18

BEIRUT — Airstrikes in Syria targeting the Islamic State’s de facto capita of Raqqa killed at least 18 civilians, including two children, activists said Wednesday.<p>The barrage, blamed on the Russian and Syrian air force, came as government forces sought to recover from losses in a stalled offensive …

A Strange, Low-Pitched Sound Is Coming From The Caribbean Sea

Scientists have never heard anything like it.<p>The ocean's a noisy place, but under the regular din of marine life and ship traffic, scientists have …

Gene-Editing Tool Approved For Use in Humans

Brace yourself for <i>GATTACA</i> comparisons. A powerful gene-editing tool that could pave the way for genetic engineering has been approved for use in …

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to stay healthy, say scientists

The old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ could be the best way to lose weight and stay healthy, Kings College scientists say.<p>A major review of 28 recent studies has concluded that keeping calories down late at night is the secret to combating …

Holistic Medicine

NASA finds that the earth has a new “mini moon”

An asteroid has been by Earth’s side for around 100 years—and it’s here to stay for a while longer.<p>Sized between 120 feet and 300 feet, the quasi-satellite named Asteroid 2016 HO3 was first discovered on April 27, 2016, by the Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope in Hawaii. Nicknamed “mini moon,” …

Asteroids

Rainbow-Colored Shooting Stars May Fly Overhead Someday

Someday, stargazers may see pink, green and violet shooting stars streak across the night sky, thanks to a startup company that wants to launch tiny, …

2016 June 22 - Cirrus over Paris

<b>Cirrus over Paris</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Bertrand Kulik<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's that over Paris? Cirrus. Typically, cirrus clouds appear white or gray …

Earth's Third Van Allen Radiation Belt Made By A 'Space Tsunami'

Earth’s incredible magnetic field is not only useful when using a compass. It is there to protect us, and life on Earth would not be possible without …

It Looks Like Pluto Has a Liquid Water Ocean

For a frigid little space rock at the ass-end of the solar system, Pluto is full surprises. Ice volcanoes, hazy skies, vast plains of churning …

'Sasquatch skull' seen on Mars will make your imagination run wild

Bigfoot, is that you? UFO enthusiasts see what looks like a skull in a NASA Curiosity rover image.<p>I'd love to live in a universe where Mars teems with alien life and signs of civilization and NASA's rovers constantly send back photos of tentacled creatures waving at us and showing off their …

The jagged shores of Pluto's highlands

This enhanced color view from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on the southeastern portion of Pluto's great ice plains, where at lower right …

Solar System

The Bendy Smartphone Of The Future Is (Almost) Here

Sure, you could get a smartwatch -- but why bother when you could just wrap a phone around your wrist?<p>That's the question asked by Lenovo, which on Thursday introduced an experimental smartphone that can bend like a bracelet.<p>It's called the Cplus, and it's actually one of two flexible devices …

AOL

Will we ever pilot giant robots?

Ever fancied strapping yourself into a robotic suit to wage battle – or even lift heavy objects? Getting such a device off the drawing board might be a huge challenge.<p>For decades, there has been a common thread in what we think the battlegrounds of the future will look like; giant, man-carrying …

Robotics

Wearing a Deus Ex-inspired bionic arm is the future of prosthetics

The futuristic world of Deus Ex could soon be a reality after the game's creators announced a project with Razer and Open Bionics to create a prosthetic arm based on the world of the game.<p>The team behind Deus Ex are making video games a reality, and solving a very real problem at the same time, …

World's Largest Rocket Ready to Rumble Saturday With Secret NRO Spy Satellite - Watch Live

Flock of 5 pelicans fly close recon over unveiled Delta 4 Heavy rocket set to launch NROL-37 spy satellite to orbit on June 11, 2016 from Cape …

The Future Is Now: Laser Weapons & Interstellar Travel

One of the quintessential sci-fi inventions that exists in both the <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Star Wars</i> canons is the laser weapon (okay, <i>Star Trek</i> calls it a …

An Extreme New Treatment Has Cured Patients of MS

17 of 24 patients saw their MS halted or reversed.<p>An extreme new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to stop the disease in its …

Canada is poised to become North America's new cannabis capital

Colorado and Washington may have jumped ahead in the race to become North America's marijuana kings, but Canada is now positioned to take a lead in the booming multibillion-dollar industry.<p>Canadian leaders could legalize recreational marijuana use as soon as next year, potentially opening the door …

Cannabis