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North Korea Calls Off Further Talks With South, Launches More Projectiles: NPR

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in during the Inter-Korean Summit in April of last year at Panmunjom, South Korea.                                                                            OnlyPhoto / NurPhoto via Getty Images                                       hide caption toggle caption OnlyPhoto / JustPhoto via Getty Images               North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in …

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Trump's Israeli power play sets political goals above America's interests

Trump's recent manifestation of Trump's first foreign policy was instead another sign that national interest is often subordinate to the immediate political needs of that president. In a characteristic but still shocking break with norms, the President of the United States actively campaigned for a foreign government to deny the admission of two of his compatriots. Trump's celebration of his …

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German Atomic Energy: How to Demolish a Power Plant Without Blowing It Up

The engineers who broke down a decommissioned power plant on the Rhine last week did so without explosion. Instead, they used robots to gently collapse like a house of cards. Or at least as gentle as you can flatten an 80-meter concrete cooling tower. The tower was part of the Mülheim-Kärlich power plant, which was in operation for just over …

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BBC – Future – Is crying truly cathartic?

When Theresa May was announced in Downing Street that she would become British prime minister, she was not able to. Commentators were quick to observe that this was the most widely viewed and most widely viewed humanitarian issue. It may well have been a major positive impact on May's reputation (but certainly not exclusively). This statement may or may not …

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Woman survives fall of more than 5,000 feet after parachute fails

Woman survives a fall of more than 5,000 feet after the parachute failed Updated: 20:08 PDT Aug 15, 2019 A 30-year-old woman recovers after falling from an airplane more than 300 meters high. The woman, whose name was not published, was skydiving on Saturday near Trois-Rivières, Quebec, when her main and emergency umbrellas did not open. She crashed into a …

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The Greenland ice sheet just lost 11 billion tons of ice – in one day

Greenland's ice cap usually melts in summer, but the season usually starts towards the end of May. This year it started at the beginning. According to Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute, she has been "persistently" melting in the past four months. Greenland's ice sheet has lost 197 billion tons of ice this July alone – …

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Trump warns of the risk of Chinese action in Hong Kong | news

US President Donald Trump expressed his concern over the danger of a Chinese move in Hong Kong by suggesting that President Xi Jinping take the extraordinary step of meeting with demonstrators to defuse the situation. Trump made the statement Thursday when China warned that Beijing would not "watch" the riots continue in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. "I'm worried," he told …

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North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea over was drills

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has complained about South Korea's "ridiculous" military exercises with the US                  South Korea's President, Moon Jae-in on, issued a statement in South Korea's Response to South Korea's Actions in South Korea Thursday. Meanwhile, North Korea's North Korea test-fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South …

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Trump's Green New Deal: President is reportedly considering buying Greenland

This land is your land, this land is … Greenland? President Donald Trump has spoken several times about buying the land of Greenland, the Wall Street Journal reported with a degree of seriousness "expressing interest, the icy 811,000 square mile island in the North Atlantic, citing unnamed sources familiar with the considerations Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory and Trump …

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