The US and Japan finished their ‘largest and most complex’ military exercise, amid rising tensions with China

US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano The US and Japan were joined by Canadian forces for Keen Sword 19, which ended this week. The exercise was the biggest and most sophisticated the US and Japan have carried out. It comes amid growing tension with China in the seas and airspace of […]

Chinese ‘aggressive industry’ threatens US military complex, ‘stable budget’ needed – Pentagon

A new Pentagon report calls China the main threat to the US military-industrial complex, sounding alarm over the decline of some “critical defense functions,” due to Beijing’s actions, workforce shortages and “unstable” funding. “While multiple countries pursue policies to bolster their economies at the expense of America’s manufacturing sector, none has targeted our industrial base […]

The nightmarishly complex wheat genome finally yields to scientists

Enlarge (credit: State Historical Society of North Dakota) Bread, like wine, is pivotal in Judeo-Christian rituals. Both products exemplify the use of human ingenuity to re-create what nature provides, and the fermentation they both require must have seemed nothing less than magical to ancient minds. When toasted, rubbed with garlic and tomato, doused with olive […]

Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon is a cooking sim that experiments with complex flavors

Culinary games like Ghost Town Games’ hectic co-op title Overcooked and Vertigo Gaming’s Cook, Serve, Delicious! series focus heavily on the timed element of the kitchen. Players must slice, sear, and serve up accurate dishes before orders expire. Innervoid Interactive’s Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon adds another flavor to the mix, en…Read More

At least 2 people injured in shooting at California apartment complex

NBC Bay Area At least two people were shot at an apartment complex in the North California city of Mill Valley. Law enforcement officers could be seen with their guns drawn as they escorted fleeing residents. Police say the situation is contained and that there is no longer a threat in the area. Law-enforcement officials […]

Human brain cells can make complex structures in a dish—is this a problem?

Enlarge / Brains are gross. (credit: Adeel Anwar / Flickr) The premiere of the second season of Westworld is a perfect time to ponder what makes us human. This is not new territory; such questions have long been dealt with in works of fiction, and they have appeared in science in the form of studies […]