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North Korea Celebrates Founder's Birthday With Mock Missile Attack On United States

Footage also shows a tattered U.S. flag in flames.<p>North Korea marked the birthday of its founder on Sunday with a massive celebration featuring military musicians and singers performing beneath images that included a simulated missile attack on the United States.<p>Footage from North Korean state-run …

Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn

Poachers forced their way into a French zoo and killed a southern white rhinoceros named Vince, sawing off one of his horns before fleeing into the night.<p>The Thoiry Zoo said police are investigating the killing of the 4-year-old animal. The poachers remain at large.<p>"It is extremely shocking what …

France

Marine commandant to troops sharing nude photos: 'Do you really want to be a Marine?'

"Do you really want to be a Marine?" Gen. Robert Neller asked in a video posted on the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.<p>The video is in response to a scandal involving a private Facebook group called Marines United, where many of its nearly 30,000 members were found to be passing around …

Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and …

SeaWorld San Diego ending killer whale show

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld San Diego is ending its long-running killer whale show after years of outcry and falling attendance prompted it to renounce …

17 Trips to Take Before Your Kids Are All Grown Up

They grow up so fast—so make sure each summer off really counts. These family vacation ideas, from touring Washington, D.C. to going on a safari in Botswana, appeal to both kids and adults—and create vivid memories long after the kids leave the house.<p>Walk along the Great Wall of China.<p>See the …

How do food manufacturers pick 'best by' dates?

No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don't want to throw food away unnecessarily -- but we certainly do. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates Americans toss out the equivalent of US$162 billion in food (PDF) every year, at the retail and …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Auschwitz mug reveals secret possessions hidden for 70 years

Auschwitz museum staff have uncovered jewellery hidden for 70 years inside a mug with a double bottom.<p>The “very well hidden” possessions, a gold ring and a necklace, were found by curators carrying out maintenance work on items in the museum.<p>It was found in one of thousands of enamelled kitchenware …

History

UN ambassador's motorcade hits, kills boy

UN Ambassador Samantha Power's trip to Cameroon's front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically on Monday as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed a young boy who darted into the road.<p>The incident occurred near the small city of Moloko, in northern Cameroon, where Ms …

Africa

Man devises genius airplane tracker for his house near LaGuardia Airport

Jeremy Merrill lives underneath a flight path to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Merrill is a curious man.<p>After watching countless planes land at …

Flying

Donald Trump says he will get Apple to 'start building their damn computers and things' in the US

The US lost Apple's manufacturing jobs years ago, and probably for good. Steve Jobs is rumored to have said as much at a high-power Silicon Valley dinner in 2011, when he told President Barack Obama "those jobs aren't coming back." But billionaire kleptomaniac Donald Trump thinks he'll be the one …

The Future Of C-Section Care Is Here -- And It's Way Better For Moms

Yes, you absolutely can have an empowered, emotional C-section.<p>She lay on an operating table, in the throes of major abdominal surgery, but Jasmine Patel felt a sense of complete calm and focus the moment her baby girl was born. Her doctor Peter Gearhart, a clinical assistant professor of …

This is the first object 3D-printed from alien metal

So-called "asteroid mining" company Planetary Resources is built on the belief that asteroids and other objects in space are loaded with resources that we can take advantage of, both here on Earth and as we begin to explore space in earnest. The essentially infinite supply of rocks floating through …

16 Musicians To Add To Your New Year's Playlist

New year, new music.

Zimbabwe’s Elephants Are Dying, But Its Rhinos Are Doing Better

Changing Planet<p>The number of rhinos killed by poachers in Zimbabwe spiked to 164 in 2008. In 2014, poachers killed 15 rhinos in Zimbabwe—including five black rhinos in Save Valley and one white rhino in Bubye Valley.<p>This year, fewer than ten have been killed for their horns, sold illegally in …

Extinction

The first photos from inside Elon Musk's sleek new Tesla Gigafactory, which will be three times the size of Central Park

When finished, it'll be the world's second-largest building by volume — three times the size of New York's Central Park.<p>While there have been drone videos of the factory's exterior, photographers haven't been allowed inside the Gigafactory.<p>That's not for lack of trying — one Reno photojournalist …

Tesla Model Xmas show is cooler than your house's lights

Currently there are only a handful of owners of the Tesla Model X. But by this time next year, expect everyone with the electric SUV to show off the vehicle's elaborate holiday light show complete with flashing lights and opening doors.<p>Tesla CEO tweeted that all Model Xs will ship with the …

Tesla

New Year's Eve is your only chance to catch this beautiful comet in your lifetime — here's how to spot it

The visitor is the comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina); most people are just calling it Comet Catalina (the official name has a bit more complicated nomenclature). There are a couple of <i>very</i> cool things about this comet you should know about, but before I get to that part let me tell you how to see …

Republican presidential candidate says he won’t take back remarks despite fact-checkers having debunked them<p>Donald Trump insisted on Sunday he was “100% right” when he said he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center – even though fact-checkers …

Donald Trump

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.<p>Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a …

Astronomers say they’ve made a key discovery that could predict our planet’s demise

Astronomers have made the first direct discovery of a white dwarf star being orbited by a disintegrating minor planet that will ultimately collide into it. The observation, made by the Kepler space telescope, offers a glimpse into what could happen to the Earth in a few billion years as the Sun, …

Universe

Pearl Harbor welcomes the Swamp Ghost, a WWII bomber that has a chilling story to tell

Here's a ghost story that's more than 70 years in the making: Visitors to Oahu's Pearl Harbor can now visit a rare World War II bomber called the Swamp Ghost that was lost for decades but is now being restored.<p>The Swamp Ghost, a B-17E bomber, is among the newest acquisitions of the Pacific Aviation …

FAA Comes Down Hard on Drone Operator Near Airports and Major Cities

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded …

NASA Finds 'Definitive' Liquid Water on Mars

Dark streaks that appear and vanish seasonally are made of salty water, new observations show.<p>Water trickles down gullies and crater walls on the surface of Mars, raising intriguing questions about whether life could exist on the red planet.<p>The findings are the strongest evidence yet that liquid …

Geoscience

Are We Alone? Survey Finds No Sign of Advanced Alien Civilizations

Nearby galaxies in our universe show no signs of advanced alien civilizations — at least for now.<p>A new study that examined the most promising galaxies we can see out of a collection of 100,000 found no signs of the waste energy that such alien civilizations might generate, showing that they're …

Universe

Historians want this woman on the new $10 bill

Ever since Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s announcement in June that he would put a woman’s face on the $10 bill, there’s been debate about who would …

After A Divorce, What Happens To A Couple's Frozen Embryos?

Soon after their wedding, Dr. Mimi Lee and Stephen Findley decided to create five embryos. Lee had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and she worried that treatment would leave her infertile. Now that they're divorced, Lee wants to use them; Findley, however, does not.<p>Those embryos are at the …

Breast Cancer

2016 Nissan 370Z

Back-to-basics GT bargain.<p>Other than swapping an ashtray for a cup holder and Datsun badges for Nissan medallions, the Z-car has harkened to the same formula for 46 years. A popularly priced two-seat GT with six-cylinders, a long hood, a short deck, a fastback roofline, and a rear hatch aptly …