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Crops Can ‘Communicate’ Their Needs Through Revolutionary IoT Technology Phytech

<i>This article was first published by The Times of Israel and was re-posted with permission.</i>Sygenta, one of the world’s biggest agriculture technology …

US and South Korea in strategic talks after North's nuclear test

The United States and South Korea are discussing sending more strategic US assets to the Korean peninsula following the North’s claimed hydrogen bomb test last week.<p>On Sunday a B52 bomber flanked by US and South Korean fighter jets flew over Osan Air Base in a show of strength.<p>The White House said …

North Korea

Spotify has been hit with a new $200 million copyright suit

The lawsuits, each filed by individual artists in a US federal court in Los Angeles, ask a judge to create a class-action suit in which other alleged victims can collectively seek damages.<p>The latest lawsuit was filed Friday by Melissa Ferrick, the Massachusetts-based indie folk singer who teaches …

A Chinese Billionaire Has Gone Missing, And He's Hardly The First

In just nine months, 34 companies in China reported that senior executives had gone missing.<p>The billionaire founder of a famous Chinese clothing company has disappeared amid an anti-corruption campaign in the country.<p>Zhou Chengjian has been missing since at least Thursday, when clothing company …

Matthias Müller said the company’s credibility needed to be fixed as he announced a $900m plan to build a new SUV at VW’s Tennessee factory<p>Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Müller has apologized for cheating diesel car emissions tests on his first official US visit since the scandal broke in …

Corporate Culture

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Astronomy

Sony was bad. Worse is coming.

The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company's operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that this is only the beginning.<p>A CNN review of cyber …

The Most Beautiful Remote Destinations Worth The Trek

It's a small world and it seems to be shrinking all the time.<p>We're now well into 2014 and there isn't much left on earth that hasn't been poked, prodded and probed by the human race. Aside from the deepest depths of the ocean, there aren't many places left that are total and complete …

U.S. Islamic Group Seeking Clarification From UAE After Terrorist Listing

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on the United Arab Emirates to delist it as a terrorist group. The Muslim American Society also said it was "shocked" by the move and would seek U.S. government assistance. Updated with comment from Islamic Relief UK, Nov. 18<p>WASHINGTON — The …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

The toll of a tragedy

<i>UPDATE: Just one day on from the publication of this article, the World Health Organisation has confirmed a new case of Ebola as the cause of a death</i> …

Cease-Fire in Ukraine Fails and Preparations for War Begin

The shelling of Mariupol, a city on the front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine, resumed in earnest at the end of October, just as the country had …

Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs

Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military.<p>Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a …

National Security

Ex-SEAL says he fired final bin Laden shot

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.<p>The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Matt Bissonnette, who detailed the group's …

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The Two Sides of Beautiful in the Dolomites

The Val Gardena in northeastern Italy is a sight to behold, no matter how you look at it -- or from what height. When people talk about beautiful landscapes, they generally mean one of two different, in fact totally opposite things.<p>On the one end of the spectrum, there is the …

Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007. Soon after that, they …

Watch a Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Pull Serious Dyno Numbers

Dynamometer! Roll it around in your mouth. Dynamo-meter. <i>Dy-nuh-mom-et-er</i>. Dyno, bro! Now add a Camaro Z/28. No, we’re not talking about the one with the 302—it’s the one with the slash in the alphanumeric and the LS7 V-8, one of the last monster engines to suck air without the assistance of forced …

2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO: New Styling—and New Automatic Transmission

Z-estier than ever? Nissan broadens NISMO Z's appeal with new seats, new looks, and a new gearbox.<p>Barely one year after restyling its track-focused 370Z NISMO for 2014, Nissan has finessed it once again, this time with the hopes of broadening its appeal with new Recaro seats, a new Tech model, …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

I had my DNA analyzed, and all I got was this lousy story

With too much to account for, direct-to-consumer genetics isn't ready for prime time.<p>It’s a situation many have faced before or will in the future: …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

Scientists confirm existence of elusive 117th element

After four years of painstaking research, the discovery of the periodic table's 117th element has been confirmed. Element 117, otherwise known as ununseptium, was originally discovered back in 2010 by a group of American and Russian physicists with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). …

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

CIA will no longer use vaccine campaigns for spying

Policy change revealed after attacks, return of polio<p>The CIA says that it will no longer use vaccination campaigns as a cover for intelligence programs, as it did several years ago when investigating Osama bin Laden's potential presence in his Abbottabad compound, reports <i>Yahoo News</i>. The agency saw …

As heavy as 14 elephants, as long as 2 tractor trailers: Meet Mr. Titanosaur

They may be the biggest boys on any block -- any block, ever.<p>In fact, the dinosaurs unveiled Saturday by Argentina's Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio may be the largest to grace the Earth. At about 130 feet (40 meters) long and 180,000 pounds (80,000 kilograms), it's no wonder, then, that these …

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Antarctica is shedding 160 billion tonnes a year of ice into the ocean, twice the amount of a few years ago, according to new satellite observations. The ice loss is adding to the rising sea levels driven by climate change and even east Antarctica is now losing ice.<p>The new revelations follows the …

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

Physics

Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce

Not your typical product from an electronics firm<p>In an empty space in its former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, electronics-maker Fujitsu is now developing an unusual product: lettuce. Grown in a clean room, the lettuce has been engineered to contain low amounts of potassium. The growing …