Is the US on the brink of all-out nuclear war with North Korea? Experts say no, probably not. But according to a new technical analysis of North Korea's missile technology in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, even if it did come to that, the closest to the heartland Kim Jong Un can strike is Anchorage, Alaska.
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Following promises of "fire and fury" from US president Donald Trump if it continues its belligerence, North Korea released a statement on Wednesday threatening to launch an "enveloping strike" at the island of Guam, a US territory in the Pacific. Here's why Pyongyang thinks Guam is a worthy target.
After North Korea threatened to launch an "enveloping strike" at Guam, the territory's office of civil defence posted emergency guidelines on Friday, explaining what citizens should do in the event of a missile attack. ("Do not look at the flash or fireball — It can blind you. Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.") The advisory followed a week of alarming statements by US President Trump and North Korea, fuelling talk of nuclear apocalypse that's been good for one specific industry: Bomb shelter manufacturers.
The US Air Force successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California yesterday at 7:10PM AEST, 2:10AM local time. The missile test, conducted with a Minuteman III, comes on the heels of North Korea's second successful test of an ICBM.
North Korean state media has released a video showing the country's latest missile test, the first successful test in some time. The intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been identified as the Hwasong-12, a new name given to the missile by North Korea. The missile was first put on display during a military parade on 15 April 2017.
Do you ever wonder what tomorrow holds? Some people are pretty convinced that the future will be filled with flying cars and jetpacks and robot butlers. But here in the year 2017, I'm not so sure any more. I have a suspicion that our future might be filled with more machine gun-toting robots, like the one seen above, than robotic butlers.
The North Korean government is famous for coming up with some peculiar theories. But have you heard the one about how the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency paid a "lumberjack" $US20,000 ($26,946) to kill Kim Jong Un and his cronies with "radioactive" and "nano poisonous" substances? It's a doozy.
Image Cache: A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of colour photos from World War II, some of which haven't been seen in over 70 years. From P-51D Mustangs and Flying Fortresses through to anti-aircraft spotters and flame hurling tanks, these images cast the war in a vibrant new light.
The US military launched a missile attack on a Syrian airbase yesterday, and the President of the United States announced it by uncharacteristically invoking God three times in his three-minute speech. The baby known as Cold War II was conceived long ago. But yesterday, President Trump helped give birth. Congratulations! It's a war!
What's old is unfortunately new again: Recently, two US military officials said that America should be getting ready for a war in space, a sentence I am ashamed to write in the year 2017. Their advice was seemingly bolstered by a Hill article penned by two US national security experts this week, which reminded Americans that North Korea could in theory use a satellite weapon to send an electromagnetic pulse over the United States, triggering widespread blackouts and ultimately, societal collapse. It seems like all those Cold War fears Baby Boomers have repressed for decades are finally getting their chance!
The eastern lowland gorilla — the largest member of the great ape family — is now officially listed as a critically endangered species, according to data presented today by conservationists. These iconic apes have been in steady decline since the 1990s, the indirect result of our insatiable desire for mobile phones and other technological gadgets.
First, computers beat humans in the game of Go. Now computers are beating humans at something that might be a tad more practical: Flight combat.