The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) predicted North Korea’s nuclear test on Feb. 3, 2013, after evaluating satellite images of the site. North Korea is just one of a handful of countries ISIS has on its nuclear watch list. See more Google images of nuclear sites above, and view more here.

"These criticisms aren’t particular to Google. They’re criticisms of the commercial Internet itself…And those free products and services aren’t going to be free anymore if we don’t allow the companies to offer those kinds of services, and, again, with full knowledge from the consumers of the tradeoff that they’re making."

Markham Erickson, Open Internet Coalition 

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Invasive, Innovative or Both?

Bringing back this graphic from the archive after foreign aid spending came up in President Obama’s Google Hangout.
Polls consistently show Americans overestimate the percentage of the U.S. budget used for foreign assistance. 
-TG

Bringing back this graphic from the archive after foreign aid spending came up in President Obama’s Google Hangout.

Polls consistently show Americans overestimate the percentage of the U.S. budget used for foreign assistance.

-TG

E.Coli Strain Outbreak in Europe Grows, Clashes Escalate in Yemen’s Capital

In this handout photo provided by the Helmholtz Center for Research on Infectious Diseases an EHEC bacteria is visible on May 30, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo courtesy Manfred Rohde, Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Infektionsforschung (HZI)/Getty Images)

The World Health Organization is warning that a new strain of the E. Coli bacteria is responsible for sickening more than 1,500 people and killing at least 18. The outbreak appears to be centered primarily in Germany, where some of those who have fallen ill visited, but the original source of the bacteria has not been confirmed. Two people who traveled from Germany to the United States are also ill.

According to the Associated Press:

Preliminary genetic sequencing suggests the strain is a mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria, with aggressive genes that could explain why the Europe-wide outbreak appears to be so massive and dangerous, the agency said.

Russia has moved to ban produce imports from the European Union. Early in the outbreak, there were reports that Spanish cucumbers could be to blame, although that has not been confirmed. Experts have advised those in Germany to avoid cucumber, lettuce or tomatoes until the source is identified.

The spread of the disease is likely to slow if the original contaminant is contained, but experts warn of secondary spread if those who are ill don’t take precautions like handwashing.

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Set your alarm clocks, grab your coffee, and head into space with the Endeavour crew Thursday at 6 a.m. ET. Miles O’Brien will ask your questions in an interview with the crew live as they are in space.
You can ask questions until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night here or by using #utalk2NASA on Twitter.

Set your alarm clocks, grab your coffee, and head into space with the Endeavour crew Thursday at 6 a.m. ET. Miles O’Brien will ask your questions in an interview with the crew live as they are in space.

You can ask questions until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night here or by using #utalk2NASA on Twitter.

Sneak peek at a new Google News? Hari Sreenivasan investigates

Sneak peek at a new Google News? Hari Sreenivasan investigates

Houston- We have a question.

Google, YouTube and the PBS NewsHour are teaming up to take you aboard space shuttle Endeavour on its final mission to ask the crew questions.

Submit your questions (and vote up your favorites) here , on YouTube here or ask on Twitter using the hashtag #utalk2NASA

(Source: pbs.org)

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