North Korea Sending Out SOS' as It Admits Unnamed Disease Has Spread to 350k People Experts told VICE World News the outbreak is very likely COVID, with fears of "mass death" as the virus ravages the country's unvaccinated and malnourished population.
Event Horizon Telescope: Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the centre of most galaxies. The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes. The image is a long-anticipated look at the massive object that sits at the very centre of our galaxy. Scientists had previously seen stars orbiting around something invisible, compact, and very massive at the centre of the Milky Way. This strongly suggested that this object -- known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*, pronounced "sadge-ay-star") -- is a black hole, and today's image provides the first direct visual evidence of it. read more
The rocket tank is a marvelous invention. Western powers are no-doubt kicking themselves for not having thought of it first.
Double-plus good developments!
The US sees "anecdotal reports" of Russian troops and "mid-grade officers at various levels, even up to the battalion level" refusing to obey orders to move forward in the new Donbas offensive in Ukraine, according to a senior US defense official. The official said these officers "have either refused to obey orders or are not obeying them with the same measure of alacrity that you would expect an officer to obey." read more