Report identifies secret North Korean missile base

Report identifies secret North Korean missile base

NBC reports that researchers from a Washington based think-tank have discovered a secret missile base in North Korea one of more than a dozen undisclosed sites.
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Uber unveils first looks at flying taxi, Uber Air

Uber unveils first looks at flying taxi, Uber Air

On Tuesday the ridesharing company for the first time offered a look at the inside of its aviation product, Uber Air.
Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency in 2020

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency in 2020

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Malfunctioning fire switch on Boeing Dreamliners spark safety concerns

Malfunctioning fire switch on Boeing Dreamliners spark safety concerns

A crucial fire-fighting system on Boeing's fleet of 787 Dreamliners was found to have the potential to malfunction, sparking fears among airline pilots.
NASA to use "starshade" technology in search for new worlds

NASA to use "starshade" technology in search for new worlds

NASA has announced plans to use starshade technology to search for new planets beyond our solar system.Two spacecraft would be used in a future starshade mission, according to the space agency's website.
Cryptocurrency mining could be contributing to climate change, study finds

Cryptocurrency mining could be contributing to climate change, study finds

New research from the Technical University of Munich has found that the amount of computing power needed to mine bitcoin produces roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as a major city like Las Vegas.
Domino's to use driverless vehicles to deliver pizza

Domino's to use driverless vehicles to deliver pizza

Domino's is teaming up with Nuro, a robotics company, to use automated vehicles to make pizza deliveries in Houston, Texas starting later this year.According to a press release by Domino's, the unmanned car is called R2.
Ghost nets explained

Ghost nets explained

The International Union for Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, describes ghost nets as a silent menace threatening the world's marine species. Here's what makes them so bad.
U.S. to deploy 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

U.S. to deploy 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

The Pentagon is set to send 1,000 additional soldiers to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, CNN reports.In a statement from the U.S.
Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole at bay

Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole at bay

A magnetic field at the center of our galaxy may be keeping a supermassive black hole at bay.
F-35 fighter jets suffering from multiple issues, report finds

F-35 fighter jets suffering from multiple issues, report finds

American F-35 fighter jets currently have 13 deficiencies including loss of flight control in certain cases, according to documents acquired by Defense News.
US believes Iran behind oil tanker explosions

US believes Iran behind oil tanker explosions

The U.S. government reckons Iran is responsible for two suspected oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman this week, the BBC reports.
NASA to explore a mysterious, metallic asteroid

NASA to explore a mysterious, metallic asteroid

NASA is readying for a mission that will launch in 2022 to explore the metal asteroid Psyche.
Paris details green Eiffel Tower area revamp

Paris details green Eiffel Tower area revamp

The city of Paris has announced plans to revamp the area around the Eiffel Tower and turn it into a pedestrian-friendly garden.The 72 million euro project was designed by London-based Gustafson Porter + Bowman, according to the Guardian.
Canada plans to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Canada plans to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021.
Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zone' may be the biggest on record

Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zone' may be the biggest on record

The Gulf of Mexico could have a dead zone almost 8,000 square miles in size due to this year's record-breaking rainfall in the American Midwest, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Facebook planning giant Texan solar farm

Facebook planning giant Texan solar farm

Facebook is partnering up with Longroad Energy, a renewable energy developer, to build a massive solar farm in Texas. Called The Prospero Solar project, the Associated Press reports, the farm will occupy 18 square kilometers.
Bees build nests from plastic

Bees build nests from plastic

New research from Argentina's National Agricultural Technology Institute shows that solitary bees are making nests out of plastic packaging.Scientists set up 63 trap nests around crop fields for the wild bees between 2017 and 2018.
Total solar eclipse to occur on July 2

Total solar eclipse to occur on July 2

Bloomberg reports that according to NASA, the total solar eclipse on July 2 will start off the coast of New Zealand, and reach its peak 1,000 kilometers north of Easter Island, lasting four minutes and 33 seconds.
NASA to open International Space Station to tourists by 2020

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists by 2020

NASA will be opening the International Space Station to commercial ventures, including space tourism.According to the BBC, starting in 2020, there will be two private space missions per year, each for stays of up to 30 days.
Turning plastic into usable fuel

Turning plastic into usable fuel

Renewlogy, a private waste management company, has found a way to turn plastic into fuel.The company is able to process around 10 tons of plastic waste on a daily basis to convert into fuel, according to Renewlogy's website.
Hong Kong leader to push through with extradition plan despite protests

Hong Kong leader to push through with extradition plan despite protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Monday that she has no plans to withdraw a controversial plan to allow extradition to mainland China, despite mass protests against it.
Beijing slowing South China Sea building after achieving military goals

Beijing slowing South China Sea building after achieving military goals

A U.S. military official says building on Chinese-claimed islands has been slowing, likely because they have been developed to the point where they can provide the military capability required by the Chinese.
New exoplanet found in star's 'Neptunian Desert' region

New exoplanet found in star's 'Neptunian Desert' region

Astronomers have discovered a Neptune-like exoplanet called NGTS-4b in the Neptunian Desert region of a star, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
UN unveils new measures to combat Ebola crisis in DR Congo

UN unveils new measures to combat Ebola crisis in DR Congo

The Ebola epidemic has already killed 1,200 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is currently at risk of spreading to nearby countries, according to the World Health Organization.According to the U.S.