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How Scared Should You Be of a Cyberwar?

Everything you need to know about the future of warfare.<p>Multiple justices of the U.S. Supreme Court—the people who will ultimately decide where the law stands on cyber-military issues—do not even use computers. P.W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and …

The Wrath of a Storm

The Wrath of a Storm: Typhoon Haiyan<p>By Flipboard News Desk | Flipboard News Desk created a magazine on Flipboard. “The Wrath of a Storm: Typhoon …

FBI shuts alleged online drug marketplace, Silk Road | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement authorities have shut down “Silk Road,” an anonymous Internet marketplace for illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine and criminal activities such as murder for hire, and arrested its alleged owner.<p>Phone banks dedicated to the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

Syria meets deadline to destroy chemical production facilities | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament program, the international chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday.<p>The Organisation for the Prohibition of …

NASA: Yes! Voyager 1 Has Reached Interstellar Space

After months of debate amongst scientists, new information confirms that Voyager 1 has become the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.<p><b>When the Voyager mission launched more than 35 years ago</b>, scientists couldn't have predicted that the twin spacecraft would end up traveling billions …

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for Leaking Secrets

FT. MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks, was …

Path photo by David

Detail<p>David5 years ago<p>David: I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm ok. Surreal...At San Francisco International …

Pakistan condemns US drone attack

Pakistan has strongly condemned a US drone strike that killed at least 17 people and wounded many others in North Waziristan's Miranshah bordering Afghanistan.<p>In a press release on Wednesday, the Pakistan foreign ministry said the strikes were a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial …

Curiosity rover begins months-long trek to mountain on Mars

This view from the Curiosity rover's cameras, captured last autumn, shows 3-mile-high Mount Sharp, also known as Aeolis Mons, in the distance.<p>LOS ANGELES — Martian mountain, here Curiosity comes.<p>The NASA rover has officially kicked off its long-delayed road trip to Mount Sharp, a trek that involves …

Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to share power | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s armed forces handed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi a virtual ultimatum to share power on Monday, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own road map for the country.<p>A dramatic military statement broadcast on state television …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama<p>• Read the Verizon court order in full here • Obama administration justifies surveillance<p>The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of …

Search for bodies at Bangladesh factory collapse ends, death toll at 1,127

Nearly three weeks after a Bangladesh garment-factory building collapsed, the search for the dead ended Monday at the site of the worst disaster in the history of the global garment industry. The death toll: 1,127.<p>Mohammed Amir Hossain Mazumder, deputy director of fire service and civil defense, …

US has seen Syria chemical weapons evidence, says Obama

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979037_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522211371_1a836918098333be0c2b2606ddf02d21<p><b>President Barack Obama has said the US has seen evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria.</b><p>However, speaking after meeting Turkish PM Recep Tayyip …

Middle East

Most Distant Supernova May Shed Light on Dark Energy

UDS10Wil is ten billion light-years from Earth.<p><b>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spied a supernova ten billion light-years from Earth—the most distant stellar explosion of its kind ever detected, a new study says. (See "Biggest Star Explosion Seen; Was Rare, 'Clean' Death.")</b><p>The faint, near-infrared …

Boston Marathon Bombing in Pictures

US doctors cure child born with HIV

Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented.<p>The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.<p>…

Senate approves Democratic budget after marathon 'vote-a-rama'

An exhausted Senate approved its first budget in four years early Saturday, calling for almost $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade while sheltering safety net programs targeted by House Republicans.<p>Despite the fanfare -- and the spectacle of senators lingering for hours into the …

Surprisingly Close Star System Discovered

Changing Planet<p>Looks like astronomers may have new hunting grounds to search for exoplanets , and it’s close– in fact it’s just in our local interstellar neighborhood. A new-found star system at only 6.5 light years away now ranks as the third nearest to our solar system and the closest to be …

Christopher Dorner Confirmed Dead in Autopsy on Burned-Out Cabin Body

Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles police officer who declared himself on a killing spree against his former law enforcement colleagues, is …

Meteorite crash in Russia: Video of meteor explosion that stirred panic in Urals region

Meteorites

Danica Patrick becomes first woman to lead lap at Daytona 500

Danica Patrick made more history at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.<p>She became the first woman to lead a lap and was the highest female finisher in the famed Daytona 500. She led five laps and finished eighth. Janet Guthrie had the previous best finish for a woman in the Daytona 500 -- …

Egypt's Morsi declares 'state of emergency'

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency and a night-time curfew in three cities along the Suez Canal that have seen deadly clashes in recent days.<p>In a televised address late on Sunday, Morsi said the emergency measures in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez would take …

Super Bowl in Pictures

Lance Armstrong's Confession

The Obama Inauguration in Pictures

Syria's Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents in TV address

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/942000/942138_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522218877_eeb1c4a3cd83692688eb312791f60c61<p><b>Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has delivered a rare TV address, denouncing his opponents as "enemies of God and puppets of the West".</b><p>He lamented the …

Middle East

Why Glaxo Won't Pay Doctors To Sell Its Drugs Anymore

Doctors talking up drugs to other doctors has been quite lucrative for pharmaceutical companies — and the physicians who moonlight as their salesmen.<p>Drugmakers learned long ago that deputized doctors were effective pitchmen. A doctor paid by a company to give a dinner speech or to chat over lunch …

Syria's chemical weapons to travel by guarded convoy before destruction

Unprecedented two-week operation will see 500 tonnes of cargo travel by road and ship to Italian port by end of the year<p>Syria's chemical weapon arsenal is to be taken cross-country in Russian armoured trucks guarded by Syrian government troops and tracked by American satellite navigation equipment …

NASA orders urgent spacewalk to repair space station

The International Space Station is shown with the backdrop of Earth in this image taken by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation on May 23, 2010. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station dimmed the …

Space Exploration