North Korean They Warn The Residents of Guam : DO NOT LOOK AT THE SKY AFTER WE FIRE OUR MISSILES OR “BE BLINDED” BY THE FLASH

IMG_0505.JPGNorth Korea Publicly Announces Plans To NUKE Guam by Mid-August. North Korea’s military says President Donald Trump’s warning of “fire and fury” if it threatens the U.S. is a “load of nonsense.” The North is responding to Trump’s threat in a statement from its military carried by state-run news agency KCNA. The statement says that “only absolute force” can work on someone as “bereft of reason” as Trump. The North Korean statement also says the military action its army “is about to take” will be effective for restraining America’s “frantic moves” in and near the southern part of the Korean Peninsula…...Read More 

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

IMG_0504.JPGIn a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans. The experiments, reported on Thursday in the journal Science, may make it possible one day to transplant livers, hearts and other organs from pigs into humans, a hope that experts had all but given up. If pig organs were shown to be safe and effective, “they could be a real game changer,” said Dr. David Klassen, chief medical officer at the United Network for Organ Sharing, a private, nonprofit organization that manages the nation’s transplant system……..Read More 

Huge backlash against gene editing of human embryos as scientists decry ethical quagmire of “designer babies”

IMG_0503.JPGFor several years now, there has been a vigorous and ongoing debate in this country regarding the ethics of gene editing on human embryos. While many people argue that the practice will lead to incredible advancements in technology and could even one day save lives, others decry gene editing as an immoral procedure that humans should not be experimenting with. Regardless of which side of the debate you find yourself on, one thing that we know for a fact is that scientists are beginning to come out in opposition to gene modification, which they say should only be taking place inside of laboratories for the time being……..Read More

Australian share markets drop 21 billion amid US, North Korea tensions

IMG_0502.JPGThe Australian share markets drop 21 billion amid US, North Korea tensions Australian share market remains deep in negative territory as investors continue to flee to safe havens amid worries about tension between the United States and North Korea. The benchmark S & P/ASX200 was trading 1.1 per cent lower at 5,696.8 points at 1200 AEST on Friday — cutting around $21 billion from the value of the market, which was at a three-week low. The rout in local shares follows falls in international equities markets overnight after US president Donald Trump refused to step back from his threat to hit North Korea “with fire and fury” or rule out a pre-emptive strike if it continued to threaten the US……Read More

Japan moves missile defence system into central Tokyo as people rush to buy bomb shelters and US citizens in Hawaii are told to prepare for a nuclear attack

IMG_0500.JPGJapan has wheeled missile defence systems into the heart of Tokyo after North Korea threatened to send a volley of rockets over the country towards Guam. Pictures show how a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit has been moved in to a compound at the Defence Ministry in the capital after officials said they could shoot down North Korean rockets if they pass overhead. Sales of bomb shelters in Japan are said to have increased as tensions continue to rise in the region while officials in Seoul have vowed to bolster their defences. But South Korean citizens – long accustomed to its neighbour’s fearsome rhetoric, are staying remarkably calm as the crisis unfolds, it has been reported……..Read More

A limited strike, full-scale invasion or pressure on China

The war of threats between President Trump and the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un, is setting global nerves on edge. We’re used to blood curdling propaganda from Pyongyang, but an American president using the same kind of language – ‘fire and fury’ – is a new departure. The threat of nuclear war in East Asia is suddenly alarmingly close. But before this hysterical rhetoric reaches a climax, Western leaders must consider what history and strategic analysis teaches us about how to avoid calamity – or how best to contain it. The devastating nature of the first Korean War in 1950-53 is a warning of the huge costs of a second, which could also drag in countries as close as Japan, as remote as Britain or as reluctant as China……Read More