Kenneth Kidd

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North Korea Defector Says Elite Turning Their Backs On Kim Jong Un

North Korean elites have turned their backs on leader Kim Jong Un and dissent is on the rise, according to a recent defector who was formerly Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador to the U.K.<p>“Kim Jong Un’s days are numbered,” Thae Yong Ho told a press conference in the South Korean capital, Seoul, on …

Green glow from ancient galaxies surprises scientists

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The galaxies are greener on the other side of the universe, it seems: A new analysis reveals that some of the most distant galaxies ever observed are radiating green light, a finding that could deeply affect developing models of those early galaxies.<p>"It’s a very distinctive, …

Experts say we should be feeding our cats five times a day

Most cat-owners stick to a pretty standard routine for feeding their moggies: once in the morning, once in the evening.<p>Usually around the same time …

Pets

Cacio e Pepe Biscuits

Basic baking powder biscuits get a cacio e pepe makeover with the addition of spicy, buttery Pecorino-Romano cheese and floral freshly cracked black …

Obama and His Movement Prepare to Challenge President Trump

CHICAGO — He may be leaving the White House but he isn’t totally going away.<p>As President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday night, he also began the shift to a third stage of his political career. The once young, idealistic senator-turned-two-term-president will soon become an …

Democratic Party

Why do we have an appendix? Scientists have discovered its purpose and it's really important

Scientists have discovered why humans have an appendix – the small, thin tube attached to the large intestine whose purpose has long been a …

Biology

Finally, an explanation for the "alien megastructure?"

Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and sudden drop in brightness …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Mysterious blue sphere spotted zooming past Sun by NASA satellite

This 'UFO' was first captured by NASA'S SECCHI STEREO HI1 satellite on November 15.<p>A set of photographs taken by a NASA satellite apparently depicts …

We’re Just Going To Leave These Highly Alcoholic Drink Recipes Right Here…

No reason, just thought you might like a drink at noon on a Wednesday. Y’know, as one does.<p>Ingredients:<br>2 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Rye<br>1/2 oz. Suze<br>1/4 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao<br>1 barspoon simple syrup<br>1 dash celery bitters<br>1 dash orange bitters<p>Directions:<br>Combine all ingredients in glass beaker. Pour …

NASA Discovers ‘Earth 2.0’ Planet Kepler 452B

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

Bruce Rauner

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Cole slaw wraps and more recipes to make leafy greens tasty and interesting

<i>We all know we should eat more leafy greens. These recipes from Jeff McInnis of Root & Bone restaurant in New York City prove that leafy greens are as tasty as they are good for you.</i><p>Cole Slaw Wrap<p>TODAY<p>Grilled Apricot, Kale, Jalapeño and Corn Bread Crouton Salad<p>TODAY

5-Year-Old Discovers Creepy Hidden Cell Phone in Starbucks Bathroom

Authorities are investigating a cell phone discovered in the women's restroom at a Starbucks in Lancaster, California. KTLA reports that a woman notified employees immediately after her five-year-old son spotted a cell phone propped up by paper towels underneath the bathroom sink with the lens …

Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility

Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter's cloak or H.G. Wells' chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>I'm Renee Montagne and - David - David, are you there?<p>DAVID GREENE, …

Journey to Pluto: 9.5 years, one amazing flyby

We are SO CLOSE!<p>After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about to give humanity its first detailed look at Pluto and its large moon Charon.<p>At approximately 4:49 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, the spacecraft will fly within 7,800 miles of Pluto's …

The Easiest Picnic Recipes (Anyone Can Make)

Picnics are great in theory, but don't they seem like so much work? Between the artfully arranged charcuterie and the picture-perfect mason-jar cocktails, we're pretty sure our patience -- and itty-bitty kitchen -- would crack under the Pinterest-induced pressure.<p>Luckily, we've got just the …

Hacking Team blames foreign government for attack on systems

Italian cyber-security firm claims last week's hack was carried out at a government level<p>Italian cyber-security firm Hacking Team said a government might have been behind a massive hack of its systems and warned that the subsequent leaking of its computer codes could prove a field day for criminals.<p>…

Cybersecurity

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara | Pasta Recipes

• Put the egg yolks into a bowl, finely grate in the Parmesan, season with pepper, then mix well with a fork and put to one side.<br>• Cut any hard skin off …

3 Species of Aliens and Their Relevance to Human Evolution

<b>Alpha-Draconians</b><p>The descendents of Noah, said to have withheld advanced technologies from us and function in the elite and sinister heights of …

Opinion: Stephen Hawking’s catastrophic end for Planet Earth

Yes, Stephen Hawking says Planet Earth is headed for a “catastrophic ending.” The good news, he wants you to become a hero, save the world. Maybe …

Climate

Study suggests volcanic eruptions behind pause in climate change

Over the last few years, many possible explanations have been bandied about for the so-called pause in climate change, a plateau in global surface …

Boozy Lemonade Granita

Lemonade is good. Hard lemonade is great. Frozen hard lemonade--well, that's just wonderful. In this recipe, we make our own from scratch (or you can use the store-bought stuff if you're already in vacation mode), stir in a little booze, then freeze it. When it's good and icy, we scrape it with a …

Liven up your home cooking with pasta and meat recipes from top chefs including Giorgio Locatelli, all selected by Observer Food Monthly<br>• Part 2 of this series launches tomorrow<p>Serves 4<b><br>plain flour</b> 4 tbsp<b><br>sea salt and freshly ground black pepper</b><b><br>kid goat</b> <b>or lamb</b> 1kg, cut into large chunks (about 6 x …

Italian Food

An 'enemy of the internet' has been hacked

The (ironically-named) Hacking Team is an Italian security firm with a history of supplying surveillance technology to governments around the world, including some unpleasant regimes. It’s now been hacked itself.<p>As CSO Online reports, the source of the hack isn’t clear yet, but a torrent file with …

Hillary Clinton Says China Is 'Trying to Hack Into Everything That Doesn't Move'

At a campaign function in New Hampshire over the weekend, Hillary Clinton called China’s rise to global eminence “the story of the 21st century” — a …

No plan B if Paris climate summit ends in failure, says EU climate chief

There is “no plan B” if the Paris climate conference ends in failure, Europe’s climate chief has warned, urging world leaders to intervene to force their ministers to agree a landmark deal this December.<p>In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Miguel Cañete, commissioner for climate action, …

Climate

Gruesome weekend for Chicago leaves city, police chief reeling

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a city has eight killings in two days, including the death of a 7-year-old boy, something is seriously wrong with the system.<p>That's what Chicago's police chief said after a spate of bloodshed that tormented the city over the weekend.<p>"We need to repair a broken system," Police …

Water Escapes a Warm Planet — Will Earth Become Like Mars?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>We …