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It looks like North Korea just detonated its biggest nuclear bomb yet | VICE News

North Korea conducted its fifth and largest test of a nuclear weapon, according to early indications from geological data that shows a shallow earthquake near the country's usual test site.<p>The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.3 seismic event at 9:30 a.m. local time near the test site in …

North Korea

Global carbon dioxide levels break 400ppm milestone

Concentrations of CO2 greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record global average in March, figures show, in a stark signal ahead of Paris climate talks<p>• Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds<p>Record carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere were …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Ancient Egyptian Statue Mysteriously Rotates Inside of Locked Display Case at Manchester Museum

video via Manchester Museum<p>Back in February curator Campbell Price at the Manchester Museum reported that an ancient Egyptian statue in the UK …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

What is flashing us from mysterious dwarf planet? Riddle of Ceres' spots deepens as probe finds ANOTHER flashing mark

• <b>Ceres orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter, and may have water gushing from its surface</b>• <b><br>Latest images to reveal the mystery patch were taken by</b> …

Grow vegetables extensively! North Korea unveils 310 new slogans

The new political slogans cover subjects from agriculture and history to the praise of ‘Kimjongilism’<p>North Korea has unveiled an exclamation mark peppered list of 310 new political slogans covering every conceivable topic, from the glories of the ruling Kim dynasty and mushroom cultivation to the …

VA secretary asks Iraq War veteran: 'What have you done?'

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Wednesday asked a Republican lawmaker who served in both Iraq wars, "What have you done?" as the two men sparred over huge cost overruns at a troubled Denver VA hospital.<p>McDonald was defending the VA's budget at a hearing when he and Colorado Rep. Mike …

Homelessness

What's best: repaying your mortgage vs borrowing even more ... to invest?

Should you use today's low rates to clear your mortgage? These calculations suggest you should borrow and invest, and maybe even go into in buy-to-let<p>Your home is rising in value. You're sitting on a fortune in equity. And, at the same time, mortgage interest rates are at their lowest in history …

Finance

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Everything we know about the Big Bang could be wrong

A radical new theory developed by researchers in Egypt and Canada argues the universe has no single point of origin<p>Could the Big Bang theory be wrong? A proposed new model of the universe argues yes—the universe has no origin point at all.<p>In science, the theories with the most staying power are the …

Packers player had $190K, 357 grams of pot on him when arrested

Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion had almost $200,000 and over 350 grams of marijuana with him when he was arrested on Tuesday in Florida.<p>What …

Why Google Glass Broke

IPCC report 'confirmed': Earth's similar CO2 levels 3 million years ago support climate predictions for our planet, study warns

• <b>Research led by the University of Southampton looked at the history of Earth's climate 2.3 to 3.3 million years ago in the Pilocene era</b>• <b><br>They say this</b> …

The FCC’s new net neutrality proposal everyone is so excited about may have a huge loophole

<i>We won</i>. The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday took a huge step toward realizing web users’ dream of a truly free Internet; an Internet …

Your 401(k): Invest In This, Not That

When Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, he shared his famous line, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”<p>Opening a 401(k) is a giant leap for your financial future, but it’s not the only step that needs to be taken. After the Apollo 11 astronauts stepped on the moon and the …

Retirement

5 Totally Obscure Facts About Monopoly

It's the 80th anniversary of the iconic board game Monopoly. Yes, the "world's favorite family gaming brand" is older than some of our grandparents.<p>It seems Monopoly was always a hit -- even in its early days. Parker Brothers released the game in the U.S. in 1935, and within a year 35,000 copies …

UFO And Alien Egyptian Artifacts Discovered In Jerusalem Kept Secret By Rockefeller Museum

Alien and UFO circles are abuzz with claims of remarkable ancient Egyptian artifacts discovered in the former Jerusalem home of the famous …

The College Loan Bombshell Hidden in the Budget

Obama’s new repayment program comes with a record $22 billion shortfall.<p>In obscure data tables buried deep in its 2016 budget proposal, the Obama administration revealed this week that its student loan program had a $21.8 billion shortfall last year, apparently the largest ever recorded for any …

Finance

Investing In A Hedge Fund Saved My Retirement Portfolio

Reducing volatility from investing with hedge funds in order to relax<p>One of the benefits of working at an investment bank is gaining access to a …

Investing

Influencer Marketing in a Nutshell

You have heard the buzzwords surrounding influencer marketing. Everyone is talking about it. People are sharing blog posts, tweets and maybe even …

NASA officially backs mission to explore Europa

Another celestial body has been added to NASA's bucket list with the space agency officially asking the US Congress for US$30 million for the first …

North Korea may be restarting reactor which produces nuclear bomb fuel

US research institute says recent satellite imagery shows possible signs of reactor activity<p>North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a US research institute said Thursday.<p>If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial …

Obama's changing tune on permission to fight ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> American warplanes are hard at work over Iraq and Syria, helping Iraqi army and Syrian rebel forces battle ISIS. In Iraq, American troops are busy training the military.<p>All of this is being done -- and will continue to be done -- without being officially sanctioned by Congress, although …

Middle East

Obama’s Israel Problem

The Obama administration is angry with Israel. Here's the administration's house organ, the <i>New York Times</i>, this morning:<p>WASHINGTON — The Obama …

The asteroid that flew by Earth yesterday has its own moon

Yesterday, the mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 zipped right by Earth—the closest that one of that size will come to us until 2027. Today, NASA released radar images it took of the flying space rock, which revealed that another (smaller) flying space rock is orbiting it: Its very own moon.<p>The …

Astronomy

Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

TOKYO (AP) — A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign of whether the two men were still alive.<p>Japanese officials had no new progress to report Friday after a …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Forty years ago, Lego wrote a powerful letter to parents about how gender works

A Lego pamphlet from 1974, unearthed and posted on Reddit this weekend, has some advice for parents that rings true 40 years later:<p>The pamphlet’s authenticity was questioned after it went viral over the weekend, but Lego spokesman Roar Rude Trangbæk confirmed to Quartz that the document is real, …

Lego

Report: Online threat could have been key to thwarting UK soldier's murder

An online threat made by one of the killers of British soldier Lee Rigby could have tipped off security agencies and perhaps prevented his murder, lawmakers said Tuesday, but UK authorities were never alerted to it.<p>The brutal May 2013 assault, in which Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale hit …