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North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted

A panel of independent UN experts reported that two shipments were intercepted in the past six months.<p>><br>• ><p>Chemical weapons disposal [file]. (photo …

If North Korea wants a reliable ICBM, it's going to have to fire one towards somebody

But according to Mike Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, if North Korea wants a truly reliable intercontinental ballistic missile, it will have to eventually fire one at or over another country.<p>When a missile fires almost vertically, …

North Korea and Its Weapons Programs Are Now a Fact of Life

North Korea’s once-unthinkable nuclear and missile capabilities are, as long as the country wants, here to stay.<p>With each North Korean nuclear or missile test, American officials go through a ritual that appears increasingly at odds with reality.<p>They declare that they will not tolerate the rogue …

NASA takes aim at asteroid valuable enough to crash world economy

NASA has set the date for a trip to an asteroid that could be worth “quadrillions” of dollars.<p>The Discovery Mission will launch in summer 2022, with a planned arrival at the main asteroid belt where the space rock is located expected in 2026 — four years earlier than the agency’s initial plans.<p>The …

Scientists Watch Star Become Black Hole, But They Were Expecting Supernova

Scientists expected to see an enormous star explode in a supernova but they may have watched it collapse into a black hole instead.<p>NASA’s Goddard …

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial intelligence.<p>Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies has …

The $80 billion question: Why are Bitcoin and Ethereum growing so fast?

A little over two months ago, Bitcoin achieved a symbolic milestone: After an intensive period of growth, the price of one Bitcoin surpassed the …

Watch an AI teach itself to drive in 'GTA V' on Twitch

While automakers are still negotiating with local and state governments to let autonomous cars test drive on open streets, one programmer has found a more accessible proving ground to teach AI how to be a motorist: Grand Theft Auto V. It's not the first time folks have used the game to train their …

Grand Theft Auto

Secret U.S. Space Plane Lands With A Boom In Florida

The Air Force's experimental X-37B space plane announced the end of its nearly two-year mission by creating a sonic boom on Sunday that surprised residents along Florida's Space Coast. Officials have provided only vague details about the unmanned craft's more than 700-day mission.<p>"Not much is known …

Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.<p>The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched …

North Korea issued a rare statement attacking China — and China hit back

Beijing should be grateful to Pyongyang for its protection, said a bylined commentary carried by the Korean Central News Agency warning of "grave consequences" if China tests its patience further.<p>China's Global Times newspaper retorted that the nuclear-armed North was in the grip of "some form of …

Here's what it looks like when the US fires a nuclear weapon

The US launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday.<p>Though nuclear tensions around the world have been running high, the launch was completely routine, and had been planned three to five years in advance.<p>The US has dozens of ICBM …

This Unarmed Plane Is The Deadliest In The U.S Arsenal

The U.S. military's most dangerous weapon isn't the F-22 Raptor, Arleigh Burke class destroyer, or even the new aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford. …

The Mother of All Bombs: How badly did it hurt IS in Afghanistan?

<b>On 13 April the US dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs on a tunnel complex used by so-called Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. It was the first time such a weapon had been used in battle.</b><b>The BBC's Auliya Atrafi has been to the area to see if it really had any impact in the</b> …

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tension | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea.<p>State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China’s second and built in the …

The 'axis of evil' is back

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2002, George W. Bush identified his now famous "axis of evil" -- Iraq, Iran and North Korea, three rogue, even pariah, states that challenged the international order with terror and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). And he vowed they would not be permitted to threaten the US with the …

North Korea

Breath of the Wild’s ‘impossible treasure chest’ holds a mediocre surprise

Someone busted it open, and the result is ... not as cool as we’d hope<p>There’s one treasure chest in <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> that can’t be opened while playing the game — at least, without some help. A player managed to break into this glitchy, seemingly impossible chest by using an …

Gaming

This Sub Could Attack North Korea

The USS Michigan and its 154 Tomahawk missiles just pulled into a South Korean port—and the U.S. Navy wants the world to know.<p>The U.S. Navy has …

North Korea

States alarmed by laser strikes on aircraft are passing laws

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police pilot Jerry King was flying his state plane back to the Lansing airport after a mission when he saw a …

North Korea marks anniversary with massive artillery drill

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has staged its largest ever military drill to mark the founding of the country's army, amid rising tensions with the West.<p>A statement from the South Korean military said the live-fire exercises were in the Wonsan region in the east of the country Tuesday afternoon, but gave no …

North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint

North Korea could reduce a U.S. strike force to a sea wreck if it's provoked, the country's propaganda outlets said Monday, adding to tensions on the Korean Peninsula. With the threat of a nuclear test in North Korea looming and another U.S. citizen reportedly detained there, China's President Xi …

Do Republicans already have a successor for Trump? New survey suggests they might

A new survey by Rasmussen Reports suggests voters have a very high opinion of Vice President Mike Pence.<p>According to the poll, released Thursday, Pence is viewed favorably by a majority of Americans. The poll also found 63 percent of the 1,000 likely voters surveyed believe Pence is “qualified to …

Nikki Haley to North Korea: ‘Don’t give us a reason’ to fight with you

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tells TODAY that Kim Jong-un “is starting to flex his muscles because he feels the pressure,” but adds that “it’s a new day” when the U.S. and China are working together to contain North Korea. She says the U.S. is not looking for a fight with …

South Korea election: ​​​​​Who will replace impeached​ ​leader Park Geun-hye and ​what's at stake?

South Korea, Asia’s fourth largest economy, faces an early presidential election on May 9th following the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye.<p>But who are the frontrunners and what's at stake for the 50-million-strong country neighbouring North Korea and sitting at the heart of one of the world's …

Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention

An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release.<p>President Trump and his aides worked …

Human Rights

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier

The modern aircraft carrier is a global symbol of American dominance, hegemony, peace, even empire. But at over 1,000 feet long, and displacing more …

The Lyrid meteor shower is currently on display, so don't forget to look up!

Yet another astronomical event is happening in our skies in April! As of April 16th, the Lyrid meteor shower is on display, and will be until the …

Meteor Showers

North Korea preparing for nuclear test, satellite images suggest

North Korea is making preparations for a nuclear test in a show of defiance towards Donald Trump, who has not ruled out military action to pressure the regime into abandoning its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.<p>Japanese warships to join US fleet near North Korea as tensions …

North Korea

Satellite photos show North Korean nuclear site 'primed and ready'

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korean monitoring service 38 North said Wednesday the country's Punggye-ri nuclear site is "primed and ready" for a sixth nuclear test.<p>"The activity during the past six weeks is suggestive of the final preparations for a test," 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez told CNN.<p>Their …

N. Korea, Syria vow close ties amid U.S. missile attack

SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- North Korea and Syria have reaffirmed efforts to step up relations in their recent exchanges of congratulatory messages …