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Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts - WSJ

By<p>John Lyons and<p>John Lyons<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@LyonsNotes<p>John.Lyons@wsj.com<p>Jonathan Cheng<p>Jonathan Cheng<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JChengWSJ<p>Google+<p>Jonathan.Cheng@wsj.com<p>PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are etched into the landscape of its showcase capital city.<p>…

North Korea

Mitt Romney Leads Donald Trump’s Picks for Secretary of State

President-elect leans toward the former governor but advisers’ tug of war delays decision<p>President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward asking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state, according to people familiar with the deliberations.<p>The next U.S. president is also …

Donald Trump

Vice City map converted into Grand Theft Auto V

This is the nice thing about having Grand Theft Auto V on PC.<p>That platform supports modding, which means we can see fun creations like the map from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City imported into the newer game. You can check it out yourself in the video below, uploaded by Youtube user taltigolt.<p>Sadly, …

Grand Theft Auto

Xbox meets Windows 10 – will this end the PC v console war?

Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes that Microsoft was once considering introducing cross-platform play between PCs and Xbox 360s. It had the technology and …

Windows 10

Google’s Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time

If you’re ever in a situation in which you need to understand some text in a foreign language, getting a translation is now as free and easy as …

Oh dear, they’ve put Ted Cruz in charge of NASA

<b>Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)</b><p>The climate-denying Senator has a history of trying to slash the space agency’s budget<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 12, 2015 7:35pm (UTC)<p>The Republican Senate shake-up has landed Sen. Ted Cruz at the helm of the Senate subcommittee on Space, …

Republicans

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

This Paper Mario mod gives an HD upgrade to one of the best Nintendo games

A game design student at the Zurich University of the Arts (also known as ZHdK) is working on an HD mod of <i>Paper Mario</i>, released in North American in 2001 for Nintendo 64.<p>The student goes by the handle Nelde and calls the mod project an unofficial retexturing of the original game. Dubbed <i>New Paper</i> …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

Here's How To Get A Job At The CIA

But speaking with Forbes, CIA head of recruitment Ron Patrick explained what it takes to get a job at one of the most secretive wings of the US government. And much of it looks like a pretty standard job application. You can even apply online now.<p>"Everything out there — movies and books — make it …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

Scientist trumps his own work three weeks after winning the Nobel Prize

If you'd just won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, no-one would blame you if you took a quick trip to Disneyland, or at least a few days to catch up on <i>Orange is the New Black</i>. Eric Betzig, however, had other plans, since shortly after he was told he was receiving the accolade for revolutionizing the …

A Team Of Kids From Korea Just Won $1 Million For Playing A Video Game

That's where people watched two teams face off in the finals of the "League of Legends" World Championships.<p>It was held in a stadium in Seoul that was built for the 2002 World Cup.<p>The guys who took home the $1 million prize, as well as a 70-pound trophy (called the Summoner's Cup), is Korean team …

An Obscure Italian Brand Is Suddenly The Hottest Name In Teen Retail

The company, which sells a wide array of tiny crop tops, high-waisted bottoms, and slouchy sweaters, didn't even exist in the US until five years ago.<p>It still has a small store presence in the country — just 18 stores total — but thanks to a robust e-commerce business, it's now ranked No. 1 among …

Clothing

Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.<p>Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon dioxide in their atmospheres.<p>In a paper …

Chemistry

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Secret service allowed armed man with assault charge into elevator with Obama

Damaging new evidence comes hours after director Julia Pierson faced a barrage of questions at congressional hearing<p>The US secret service allowed an armed man with an arrest record to enter an elevator with president Barack Obama, it was disclosed on Tuesday, hours after officials admitted they …

The Most Important Changes Coming To Windows In The Next Version

In a way, Windows 10 is a throwback. Whereas Windows 8 was optimized for touchscreen devices like tablets, Windows 10 makes things easier for desktop users. (It'll still adapt to touchscreens, too.) Windows 10 will launch in mid-2015.<p>Windows 10 isn't finished yet, but here's a quick look at what …

How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

So many nations are breaking up. Ukraine is in pieces. Moldova is teetering. Libya has no government to speak of. Sudan broke in two last year; now both sides are fighting. Yugoslavia is seven countries. Nigeria has a Christian/Muslim split. Syria has split so many ways it's barely there. Even …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

15 Pictures Of 'The Most Alien-Looking Place On Earth'

Because of its extreme isolation from other land masses, Socotra has very unique plant life, a third of which can be found nowhere else in the world.<p>Not only are the plant endemic to Socotra, but they look weird as can be, causing people to refer to it as "the most alien-looking place on earth."

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Ben Gurion Airport Isn't The Only Place American Planes Can't Fly

The Federal Aviation Administration put a 24-hour ban on American flights to and from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday, after a rocket landed a mile away from the airport, and extended the ban an additional 24-hours through Thursday earlier today.<p>Israel's Transportation Ministry stated on …

SpaceX Successfully Tests The Reusability Of Its Falcon 9 Rocket

Last week, when SpaceX successfully launched six Orbcomm satellites on top of its Falcon 9 rocket, the company also tested out its system to attempt a “soft landing” of the first stage of the rocket. This was part of a series of tests that the company is doing in hopes of making the first stage of …

The Shkadov Thruster, or: How to Move an Entire Solar System

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in building gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Shkadov Thruster, a mirror potentially larger than the sun.<p><b>Name</b>: Shkadov Thruster<p><b>Named for</b>: Russian physicist Leonid Shkadov, …

Super slow-motion video casts honeybees in new light

A photographer has caught fascinating slow-motion footage of a honeybee hive in New Hampshire, revealing subtle behaviors — like flapping wings, …

Opinion: Is MH17 disaster a result of tragic blunder? - CNN.com

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 sits in a field at the crash site in Hrabove, Ukraine, on Tuesday, September 9. The Boeing 777 is believed to have been shot down July 17 in an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Malaysia Airlines jet crashes in …

Merkel in the Middle

Can Germany patch things up between Putin and Obama?<p>During the Cold War, it was a rare occurrence when the leader of the Soviet Union met with the U.S. president or the West German chancellor. These days hardly a week goes by, it seems, without Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel bumping into each …

Putin’s Dangerous Proxy War

Vladimir Putin has been playing a dangerous game in Eastern Ukraine. On Thursday, it backfired badly.<p>Ever since seizing Crimea earlier this year, the Russian president has been offering tacit – and sometimes more direct – support to pro-Russian separatist groups battling the Ukrainian government. …