Raytheon awarded additional $386M for foreign Paveway bomb buys

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Raytheon has been awarded a new contract to produce the Paveway Family of Weapons, kits that turn “dumb” bombs in the precision guided bombs, for allied militaries. The $386 million contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, covers “Paveway-specific activities,”

Rising rates of anal cancer linked to HPV

Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests. “What was very shocking to us was that the rate and incidence of anal cancer has increased very fast,” said

Meet the Elite Shot Putter Chasing a World Record

If you’ve ever tried your hand at shot put, you know it’s tougher than it looks. The metal ball, called a shot, is deceptively heavy for its size. At 16 pounds, it’s the weight of a bowling ball crammed into a package about the size

Snakes had legs, cheek bones 100 million years ago

Nov. 21 (UPI) — The discovery of the fossilized remains of an ancient primitive snake species suggests rear-legged snakes living during the Cretaceous Period still had a cheek bone. The remains of the rear-limbed snake species Najash rionegrina, unearthed in Argentina, were remarkably well-preserved, revealing

Fans May or May Not Get a Joker Sequel

Greetings, welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s culture news roundup. Today we have news from many corners of the galaxy — from Netflix, to the Grammys, to the DC Extended Universe. Time to dive in. Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X Top

How to Help Somebody Who Is Having a Seizure

Epilepsy is more common than you might guess—1 in 26 people will be diagnosed during their lifetime—and seizures can occur for other reasons too. In total, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure at some point in their life. Here’s what to do if

Kim Jong Un snubs South Korea invitation to ASEAN summit

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Kim Jong Un has turned down a personal invitation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the Korea-ASEAN Special Summit in Busan. The North Korean leader, who last met with Moon during an informal summit at the truce village of Panmunjom,

Russia’s ‘Sandworm’ Hackers Also Targeted Android Phones

The Russian state-sponsored hackers known as Sandworm have launched some of the most aggressive and disruptive cyberattacks in history: intrusions that planted malware inside US electric utilities in 2014, operations that triggered blackouts in Ukraine—not once, but twice—and ultimately NotPetya, the most costly cyberattack ever.

5 Best Rain Jackets for 2019: Lightweight, Hiking, and More

Trying to decipher jackets’ product specs is almost as annoying as getting soaked by a sudden cloudburst on the trail. Look for laminated layers: Most technical waterproof jackets are referred to as two- or three-layer jackets. These layers usually consist of a face fabric that

Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

Without the inspiration and innovation of two disabled individuals, the digital world likely wouldn’t be what it is today. Yet that same world so summarily excludes disabled individuals today that we’re eliminating the very people we will need to solve the web’s future problems. Since

LG G8X ThinQ Review: Two Screens Come at a Cost

Smartphones have become necessities in the past decade, but visually, they haven’t changed much. The 2007 iPhone is, well, just as much a rectangular slab as the new iPhone 11 Pro. But their shapes have evolved. Foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold are all

Today’s Cartoon: Social Media Fallout

Thursday, November 21, 2019. By Ivan Ehlers, with cartooncollections.com. Step inside the weird, and booming, industry of online influence. Wednesday, November 20, 2019. By David Ostow, with cartooncollections.com. Here’s everything you always wanted to know about open source software (but were afraid to ask). Tuesday,

More Powerful Batteries Make This a True Electric Car Race

When the 2019-2020 Formula E season kicks off in the Saudi city of Diriyah this weekend, the all-electric racing series will be missing a hallmark of the sport’s early years: the car swap. In its first four seasons, the batteries powering cars couldn’t last the