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Hackers post bloodied image of Trump on US government website

Hackers post bloodied image of Trump on US government website

Technology
A US government-operated website has been hacked by a group claiming to be acting in retaliation for the killing of Iran's top general.Those who clicked on the American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) site on Saturday night were faced with a black page claiming to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran. It showed a picture of President Donald Trump being hit in the face by a fist with blood dripping from his mouth.Underneath it said "Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers" with a claim that the attack was "only a small part" of their ability.Despite this, there is little evidence the defacement was carried out by Iran. Advertisement A spokesperson for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Secu...
Checkerboard of unharvested corn in snowy North Dakota seen in NASA image

Checkerboard of unharvested corn in snowy North Dakota seen in NASA image

Science
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- NASA's Landsat 7 satellite revealed a unique checker board-like pattern across South Dakota this week. The patchwork pattern of brown and white box-like shapes was created by a unique combination of weather and agricultural phenomena. After NASA's satellite captured the image, Daryl Ritchison, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, was one of the first to notice the pattern and surmise the cause. "I'm 100 percent sure it is all corn," Ritchison wrote on Twitter. Ritchson was right. Snow in November and December in North Dakota is common, but rarely is so much corn still in the ground in December. According to some reports, not since 2000 has so much corn been left unharvested so late in the season. Data from the National Agricultural Statistics-North D...
Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years

Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years

Entertainment
Satirical puppet show Spitting Image hopes to return to the small screen, 23 years after it last aired. New episodes of the comedy, described as "public service satire" by co-creator Roger Law, will take on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, among others."It's pretty chaotic out there. As far as I'm concerned, it's better than shouting at the television set," he told the Guardian.A pilot for the resurrected show has already been filmed, Mr Law added.The pilot will also feature the Duchess of Sussex wearing a glittery top with the word "Princess" printed on the front. Unlike its 1980s heyday, Mr Law said the new series would not focus on the lower ranks of British politics,...
NASA’s Hubble captures image of dynamic star death

NASA’s Hubble captures image of dynamic star death

Science
Aug. 23 (UPI) -- NASA and the European Space Agency on Friday released an image of a dying star that the agencies said confounded astronomers when they first studied it. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image released this week was thought to be a picture of two separate objects, when in fact the objects are one star that has separated into two lobes. While they were recorded by astronomers as separate planetary bodies -- NGC 2371 and NGC 2372 -- the two lobes form something called a planetary nebula. The nebula NGC 2371/2 formed when a star started to die, pushing its outer layers out into space, leaving a stellar remnant behind. In the picture, the two lobes of material can be seen in the upper right and lower left corners, with the superheated stellar remnant roughly equidistant be...