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A Doctor in Your Pocket

In an effort to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, British doctors and computer engineers are developing small electronic devices that act as tiny STD testing kits, pluggable into a smart phone or computer that then allows users to learn in minutes which, if any, STDs they have.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Obama Healthy, Still Sins

As most recent presidents have done, Barack Obama has released the results of his annual physical examination. Doctors are reporting the president is in “excellent health” despite his continued struggle with addiction to nicotine.

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Iran Aiming to Provoke With Missile Tests?

Is the Iranian regime taking a page from North Korea with its recent, potentially provocative displays of missile-launching power? Or are those preplanned exercises (nothing to see here, move along, folks)? Or, as White House press wrangler Robert Gibbs suggests, a little bit of both?

Posted on Sep 28, 2009 READ MORE


Pakistan Sends Up a New Cruise Missile

Pakistan has put on another act in the ongoing show of military prowess between the South Asian nation and its neighbor India by successfully testing a new cruise missile, the Hatf VIII (aka Raad, or thunder in Arabic), which is designed to carry an array of different nuclear warheads. 

Posted on Aug 25, 2007 READ MORE


CIA: North Korea Blew Nuke Test

A South Korean newspaper has quoted CIA Director Michael Hayden as saying “the United States does not recognize North Korea as a nuclear weapons state. ...  It’s because the nuclear test last year was a failure.” Hayden reportedly made the comment while speaking with a South Korean defense official. The administration has said in the past it was uncertain of the test’s success.

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CIA Uses Humor to Recruit

The Central Intelligence Agency is using a tongue-in-cheek personality test to attract applicants. “You don’t have to know karate or look good in a tuxedo to work at the CIA,” the personality quiz says.

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Videocast: Robert Scheer on North Korea, Iran and More

In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on North Korea’s nuclear test, negotiations with Iran, a possible victory for the Dems and much more.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


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N. Korea Says Sanctions Would Be Act of War

In his country’s first formal statement since its claimed atomic bomb test on Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il said he would consider additional sanctions imposed on the country an act of war.

  • Bush said he has “no intention” of attacking Pyongyang, and that the U.S. remains committed to diplomacy, but also “reserves all options to defend our friends in the region.”
  • Hmm…when have we heard that one before?

    Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


    North Korea Threatens Another Explosion

    North Korea’s No. 2 leader, Kim Yong-nam, threatened a second nuclear test if the U.S. refuses to back down: “If the United States continues to take a hostile attitude and apply pressure on us in various forms, we will have no choice but to take physical steps to deal with that.”

    Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


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    Atomic Test Highlights Bush Failure

    North Korea’s evident test of a nuclear device speaks to a failure of diplomacy long in the making, but Democrats have justifiably laid much of the blame on Bush, whose Iraq fixation and disinterest in nonproliferation have proved disastrous.

    Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    ‘Daily Show’ on CNN’s Hysteria

    Jon Stewart took CNN to task on Monday over the frenzied tone of its North Korea nuclear test coverage.  With little to offer in the way of fact and 24 hours of programming to fill, the news network turned instead to conjecture and doomsday prophecy, prompting this observation from Stewart: “CNN:  It’s 99.9 percent what they don’t know.”

    Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


    N. Korea Reports Nuclear Test

    North Korea claimed it successfully tested a nuclear weapon last night, fulfilling a promise made last week.  Pyongyang had planned the underground test in response to what it called “U.S. hostility.”

  • Text of North Korea’s announcement

  • Posted on Oct 8, 2006 READ MORE


    N. Korea Plans Nuclear Test

    North Korea said it will conduct a nuclear test, a key step in the manufacture of atomic bombs, but also said it’s committed to disarmament—suggesting that the whole thing is a bargaining ploy.
    So, Iraq has suspected facilities related to weapons of mass destruction and we invade? But North Korea announces it’s building a bomb and Condi Rice shoots off a press release?

    Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Floyd Landis
    From the BBC

    Tour de France Winner Flunks Drug Test

    Floyd Landis tested positive for high levels of testosterone, which Landis claims is either a mistake or the result of natural bodily processes. He was tested after his near-superhuman comeback win on an Alpine stage of the race, which the New York Times called perhaps the greatest single-day push in Tour history.
    If this accusation proves true, Wheaties may have to find a new cover boy.

    Posted on Jul 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Engineered Muscle
    From Wired News / Tissue Genesis

    Test-Tube Meat May Be En Route to Dinner Table

    Dutch scientists are working on growing artificial pork out of pig stem cells. Efforts to mass-produce it are underway.
    This use of stem cells may have the unintended effect of uniting militant vegans and evangelical right-to-life’ers.

    Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Rice Warns N. Korea Against Missile Test

    The secretary of state said that Pyongyang’s launch of a long-range ballistic missile “would be a very serious matter and indeed a provocative act.”

  • More info on North Korea’s preparations for a launch—which could buoy Bush’s campaign for a Star Wars missile defense shield.

  • Posted on Jun 19, 2006 READ MORE


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