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North Korea threatens to attack South - by fax

Pyongyang sends fax threatening to attack South Korea without warning after leader's photo is set on fire during anti-Pyongyang rallies in Seoul<p><b>North Korea</b> has threatened to attack South Korea "without notice" in response to anti-Pyongyang rallies on the anniversary of the death of its former …

NASA will go to Mars, but not before 'putting a baggie' on an asteroid

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The Other Questions Raised by Seymour Hersh's Syria Scoop

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"Obama did not tell the whole story" on Bashar al-Assad's alleged involvement in a chemical weapons …

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CDC: Water at Marine base linked to birth defects

A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.<p>The authors of the study on Camp Lejeune released late Thursday by the …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Physicist doubts work like Higgs boson identification achievable now as academics are expected to 'keep churning out papers'<p>Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered …

Kim Jong Un Purges No. 2, Jang Song Thaek

The demotion of the North Korean leader’s second in command is a sign of deep turmoil in Pyongyang’s snake pit.<p>Jang Song Thaek, often described as …

Fast-food workers strike, protest for higher pay

In Washington, D.C., dozens of people carried signs and marched while singing "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, it's no fun, to survive, on low low low low pay."<p>In New York City, about 100 protesters blew whistles and beat drums as they marched into a McDonald's chanting "We can't …

Snowden revelations lead Russia to push for more spying on its own people

Russians didn't invent spying, but Americans of a certain age could be forgiven for thinking Russians were the innovators.<p>At the height of the Cold War, the US government warned of Soviet spies blending into small town America, listening in on conversations with an array of cutting-edge spyware, …

Fast-food strikes planned for 100 cities

NEW YORK — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in their push for higher pay.<p>The actions are intended to build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on …

Thai police remove barricades to police and PM offices

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1033000/1033443_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522528410_3a44340276d687539afced83a8c30214<p><b>Thai protesters entered the government's headquarters after police removed barricades from outside both Government House and the police office.</b><p>The …

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In Ukraine, it's the same president, but perhaps a new revolution

It all looks eerily familiar. Throngs of anti-government demonstrators controlled parts of downtown Kiev on Monday morning, while the police are in a holding pattern and the president of the country tries to figure out how to handle the situation.<p>The reason for the protests? President Viktor …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

Tracking the radioactive poison that killed a Russian secret service defector

In 2006, Russian FSB (formerly KGB) defector Alexander Litvinenko was the victim of a rare and frightening poison: a tiny speck of polonium-210, delivered in a cup of tea, was enough to destroy his body from the inside out. On Medium, Will Storr follows the story of Litvinenko's death, from his …

California teen set on fire doesn't want to be 'too harsh' on attacker

A Northern California teen who was set on fire on a bus in what authorities believe is a hate crime says the 16-year-old accused of the attack shouldn't be charged as an adult.<p>Sasha Fleischman spoke to reporters about the horrific ordeal after leaving a hospital in time for Thanksgiving, more than …

Portraits of Children Around the World and Where They Sleep

<b>Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil</b><p>Where Children Sleep is an eye-opening project by photographer James Mollison that takes a look at children from all across the globe and the diverse environments they go to sleep in. The series presents a portrait of each child or adolescent accompanied by a shot of …

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The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …

This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.<p>And it looks like America's school cafeterias …

The Disneys: Not the happiest family on Earth

On Labor Day 2009, a young woman named Michelle Lund was rushed to an Orange County, Calif. hospital with a brain aneurysm following a night of partying with friends. Within days, as she teetered on the brink of death, the lines had been drawn in a vicious battle over $400 million that has torn one …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

Robot craft will reveal how Milky Way began and warn Earth of asteroid collisions<p>European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint …

Porn Mogul Larry Flynt Wants Man Who Paralyzed Him Spared

Larry Flynt is not one to shy away from speaking his mind. As the publisher of the adult magazine <i>Hustler</i>, he's long been a polarizing figure. He's been in and out of court for decades, fighting for the right to publish freely.<p>During one of those legal battles 35 years ago, Flynt was shot and …

Study Says Gaming Has No Negative Effect On Kids' Behavior

A large study undertaken in the UK concludes that playing electronic games had no negative impact on kids’ later behavior. Television, on the other hand, predicted “a small increase in conduct problems.”<p>The folks over at gamesandlearning.org have directed me to the UK study that asks: “Do …

Make-A-Wish Helps Batkid Save the City of San Francisco

Today, a 5-year-old named Miles Scott is having a day he'll never forget. Battling leukemia since he was just one, Miles is fulfilling his dream of becoming Batkid with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands upon thousands of supportive fans who are in San Francisco. (See original post, …

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China to loosen 1 child policy, abolish labor camps

China will loosen its decades-old one-child policy by allowing two children for families with one parent who was an only child and will abolish a much-criticized labor camp system, its ruling Communist Party said Friday.<p>The changes were part of a key policy document released by the official Xinhua …

People In Argentina Are Living Like Moguls Thanks To The Currency Black Market

Now, Bloomberg has two eye-opening follow-ups detailing this trend in Argentina.<p>Camila Russo reports people are flipping dollars for as much as 9.7 pesos on the local black market, compared with the official rate of 5.9, and living like moguls.<p>On of the more prominent displays of this: locals now …

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