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Science study predicts collapse of all seafood fisheries by 2050

All species of wild seafood will collapse within 50 years, according to a new study by an international team of ecologists and economists. Writing in …

Why did it take Turkey just 17 seconds to shoot down Russian jet?

Russia,Turkey,Syria,Europe,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Vladimir Putin,Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,Nato<p>Ankara has delivered an incendiary message to Moscow, and while there may be too much at stake for the conflict to spill out of control it also won’t go away<p>Even if Turkey is right that a …

Middle East

Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will …

Oil & Gas Industry

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' - US study

<b>The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties.</b><p>The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.<p>The …

Biodiversity

Fears that North Korea could have submarines with ballistic missiles in three years

South Korean officials warn of threat posed by recent successful test firing of missiles<p>North Korea’s recent test-firing of a ballistic missile from a submarine was “very serious and concerning”, South Korea said on Monday, with one defence official suggesting Pyongyang could have a fully …

How Many Nuclear Weapons Do India and Pakistan Need?

Pakistan’s former Director-General of the Strategic Plans Division, Lt. General Khalid Kidwai’s recent remarks that Pakistan has enough nuclear …

Asking America's Police Officers to Explain Abusive Cops

Revisiting the story of a man arrested at his job for "trespassing"—and the cops who paid no price for wrongly detaining him dozens of times.<p>The radio show <i>This American Life</i> recently broadcast a number of stories on policing. They're collected in the episodes "Cops See It Differently," Part One and …

Trespassing

Unidentified drones seen flying over Paris landmarks

At least five unidentified drones have flown over the Eiffel Tower, the US Embassy and other Paris landmarks overnight, authorities have said.<p>The first sighting was near the US embassy in the French capital just after midnight on Tuesday morning, prompting police to follow the unmanned aircraft …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

Greece handed ultimatum as bailout talks collapse

Eurozone ministers have handed Greece an ultimatum to request an extension to its bailout programme after crunch talks collapsed, deepening a bitter stand-off that risks seeing Athens bid farewell to the euro.<p>Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Monday said Greece had the rest of the week to …

If the Iran Nuke Talks Fail...

What if the nuclear talks with Iran completely break down at some point, as quite a few people in Congress and the Washington policy community seem …

China's 'Code War' attacks on US internet titans | Asia

<b>Beijing, China -</b> As China creates one of the globe's leading cyber armies, it is stepping up hacking attacks on American internet leaders Google, Apple, Yahoo and Microsoft, online security analysts say.<p>These massive attacks are part of Beijing's campaign to fortify the "Great Firewall" that …

China

The NSA's Ongoing Efforts to Hide Its Lawbreaking

The spy agency touts its commitment to transparency and following the rules. But there are many good reasons to reject its characterizations.<p>Every quarter, the National Security Agency generates a report on its own lawbreaking and policy violations. The reports are classified and sent to the …

NOAA Arctic Report Card Shows a Rapid Rise in Arctic Air Temperatures

Arctic air temperatures are still increasing at twice the rate of global air temperatures, a NOAA-led report has found.<p>This year’s Arctic Report …

US Jets Flown by Iranians Might Be Attacking North Korean Tanks in the Middle East | VICE News

If you guessed that the best place to see US fighter jets slugging it out against North Korean tanks would be somewhere near the DMZ, you wouldn't be crazy. After all, it's where the US Seventh Air Force (among others) and about 90 jillion North Korean tanks are facing off, armed to the hilt, ready …

Solar Flare: What If Biggest Known Sun Storm Hit Today?

Repeat of 1859 space-weather event could paralyze modern life, experts say.<p><b>A powerful sun storm—associated with the second biggest</b> <b>solar flare</b> <b>of the current 11-year sun cycle—is now hitting Earth, so far with few consequences. But the potentially "severe geomagnetic storm</b><b>,"</b> <b>in NASA</b><b>'</b><b>s words</b>, <b>could</b> …

Iraqi ‘Terrorist Groups’ Have Seized Nuclear Materials

Iraq has told the U.N. that Islamist insurgents have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Mosul University in northern Iraq, …

Asia readies food security defenses against El Nino threat

JAKARTA/MANILA (Reuters) - Asia’s governments are scrambling to head off the potential impact of a weather phenomenon that in the past has driven food prices to levels that sparked social unrest.<p>Farmers hold bundles of paddy at a rice paddy field near Subang, in Indonesia's West Java province, May …

What Are the Odds That an Artificially Enhanced Flu Strain Could Escape a Lab?

A controversy that has been brewing for several years in the world of influenza research may ignite again with the publication last week of a new …

China agrees North Korea's nuclear activities a serious threat, says South

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and China agreed on Monday that recent nuclear activity by North Korea posed a serious threat to the peace and stability of the region and Pyongyang must not conduct a nuclear test, Seoul said after a meeting of their top diplomats.<p>South Korean Foreign Minister Yun …

Technology law will soon be reshaped by people who don't use email

There's been much discussion – and derision – of the US supreme court's recent forays into cellphones and the internet, but as more and more of these cases bubble up to the high chamber, including surveillance reform, we won't be laughing for long: the future of technology and privacy law will …

Why Habitable Exoplanets Are Bad News for Humanity's Future - The Crux

By Andrew Snyder-Beattie, University of Oxford | April 24, 2014 11:21 am<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Last week, …

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms

Changing Planet<p><b>Overfishing is still the most important threat to Mediterranean underwater ecosystems, “more than pollution, invasive species, or climate change”, says Enric Sala, one of the authors of the most comprehensive study made of the sea, published this week in the science journal PLoS …

China seizes Japanese cargo ship over pre-war debt

China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga has warned.<p>Shanghai Maritime Court said it had seized the Baosteel Emotion, owned by Mitsui OSK Lines, on Saturday.<p>It said the seizure related to unpaid compensation …

China

This Interactive Map Shows Global Cyberattacks As They Happen In Real Time

The map displays a 3D globe of the world, showing attacks in different colors as they travel from their point of origin to their destination. Each color represents a threat detected by a particular Kaspersky defense, such as Web anti-virus detection.<p>It also ranks countries by how many attacks are …