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North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said he was postponing the planned missile strike near Guam, but warned he would shoot if there were still "reckless actions" from the United States, AFP quoted FOCUS as saying. Analysts believe that Kim Jong Un's comments open the way for de-escalation of the growing crisis that has been fed by the exchange of sharp replicas between the White House and Pyongyang. The DPRK state news agency said the chief had received a briefing on "Guam's firefighting plans" during an inspection of the Strategic Forces Command, responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons. Kim Jong Un adds about the United States that "if they persist in their extremely dangerous and reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula, then the DPRK will take action as it has already been announ
Fleas in Arizona test positive for plague

Fleas in Arizona test positive for plague

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Officials in two Arizona counties are warning the public after fleas in the region tested positive for the plague, the infamous infectious disease that killed millions during the Middle Ages. Navajo County Public Health officials confirmed on Friday that fleas in the area have tested positive for the rare disease. The public health warning follows a similar notice from Coconino County Public Health Services District in Arizona warning of the presence of plague in fleas found there too. Both counties are situated in the northern part of Arizona. "Navajo County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this serious disease, which can be present in fleas, rodents, rabbits and predators that feed upon these animals," the public heal...
Russian spy plane flies over DC and New Jersey

Russian spy plane flies over DC and New Jersey

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A Russian military spy plane cruised the skies over Washington and New Jersey on Wednesday — in a perfectly legal bit of aerial reconnaissance that nonetheless appeared to be an attempt to troll President Donald Trump. A 1992 agreement known as the Treaty on Open Skies allows each country to conduct surveillance flights over the other's territory, something the U.S. and Russia have done a combined 165 times over the past 15 years, according to the State Department.   But Russia's choice of targets this go-round have a decidedly Trumpian flavor, taking the spy plane over Trump's current hometown of Washington, D.C., and past Bedminster, N.J., where the president is vacationing at one of his golf clubs, according to a flight-tracking website monitored by POLITICO. "I don't know of an
‘Breakthrough’ penny-sized nanochip pad is able to regrow organs and heal injuries

‘Breakthrough’ penny-sized nanochip pad is able to regrow organs and heal injuries

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Scientists have hailed a “breakthrough” technology capable of regrowing damaged organs and healing serious wounds with the single touch of a penny-sized pad. The new device uses nanochips to reprogramme skin cells which then generate any type of cell necessary for medical treatment. The non-invasive procedure takes less than a second and in laboratory trials was found to restore the function of badly damaged blood vessels within days. Dubbed tissue nanotransfection (TNT), the technique works by placing a small pad of nanochips over a damaged area. A small electric current then fires DNA into the skin cells, converting them into the specific building block cells of any other part of the body, such as arteries, or even organs like the heart. It promises to transform the
Wisconsin Company Celebrates and Holds Party to Implant Workers With Microchips

Wisconsin Company Celebrates and Holds Party to Implant Workers With Microchips

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Well, that's one way to ensure employee loyalty... When most businesses throw a party, it's to note a milestone or a birthday. At Wisconsin's Three Square Market, also known as 32M, Tuesday's celebration revolved around implanting microchips into roughly half of its workforce.  41 of the company's 85 workers actually volunteered to take part in the "chip party" - having a microchip implanted into their bodies, which the company says will let them open doors, log into computers and buy snacks from the break room with a wave of their hand. On the upside, the employees didn't have to pay for the chips. The company picked up the tab for that. Chips have long been used as identification markers for pets who are prone to roam. But inserting them into the flesh of human beings is a new
Watch – Police use Taser to bring down man ‘carrying crossbow and knife’ in Manchester City Centre

Watch – Police use Taser to bring down man ‘carrying crossbow and knife’ in Manchester City Centre

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Police have made an arrest after an armed man was seen walking around Manchester city centre with a crossbow and a knife. Officers swooped on Tib Street near Ancoats at around 2.30pm today. A man was detained and arrested and it is understood police used a Taser as they attempted to detain the man. Posts on social media appear to show a man being arrested on Great Ancoats Street. A GMP spokesman said: "We were called at 2.30pm to reports of a man walking around with a crossbow and a knife on Tib Street in Manchester city centre. "A man was detained and has been arrested."   Source: Manchester Evening News
Hackers Access Millions Of Social Security Numbers Across 10 States

Hackers Access Millions Of Social Security Numbers Across 10 States

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Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system used by multiple states gained access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers and put the agency on the hook to pay for credit monitoring services for all victims. The number of SSNs exposed across the 10 states whose data was accessed has not been previously reported. The Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KCUR, Kansas Public Radio, KMUW and High Plains Public Radio, obtained the information through an open records request. More than half a million of the SSNs were from Kansas, according to the Department of Commerce. The data is from websites that help connect people to jobs, such as Kansasworks.com, where members of the public seeking employment can post their resumes and search job openings. Kansas
Walmart Files Patent For Technology To Track Your Emotions

Walmart Files Patent For Technology To Track Your Emotions

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Shopping might be about to get pretty creepy. Walmart, it seems, is branching out into the business of facial recognition technology. Apparently, the grocery store giant is seeking ways to identify whether a customer is unhappy or dissatisfied, and then sending staff in to deal with them before they are able to register a complaint. According to reports, Walmart has filed a patent that seeks to develop facial recognition technology by scanning customers as they wait in line for the cashier. The footage will then be fed into a computer, which will assess how each person is feeling. If the system judges a customer to be sad or unhappy, then the right staff members will be alerted, and the problem dealt with. The company insists that this technology is entirely focused on improving thei
Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

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The Philippines and China are at odds as to which of the country has rights to Reed Bank, an 8,866 square-kilometer table mount 80 kilometers from the Philippine island of Palawan. The Philippines is ready to let drilling restart there, after it has been halted two years ago when the disagreement had began publicly. China believes more than 90% of the sea including Reed Bank to be its own – despite the July 2016 arbitration verdict saying otherwise. Thusly, they would not appreciate the drilling from Philippines. Therein lies a question, will China allow the Philippines to continue drilling to sustain their friendship, which keeps China’s chief rival the United States at bay, or start an altercation. Strong push-back would risk letting the United States tighten its grip on the Philippin
USA and Australia test secret hypersonic flight trial

USA and Australia test secret hypersonic flight trial

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The United States and Australia have concluded a series of hypersonic test flights at the Woomera test range in South Australia. The tests were conducted under the auspices of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HiFIRE) programme, says Australia's Department of Defence in a statement. In the statement, defence minister Marise Payne congratulated Canberra's Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) "on another successful hypersonic flight at Woomera test range." She said that the tests have achieved "significant milestones, including design assembly, and pre-flight testing of the hypersonic vehicles and design of complex avionics and control systems." She said Canberra and Washington DC are drafting plans for fut