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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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.