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CIA says mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' is unlikely to be attack from foreign country, reports say

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba.Gary Hershorn/Getty US personnel around the world have reported mysterious symptoms of the so-called "Havana Syndrome." Theories include microwave weapons, and the CIA has explored the possibility of it being an attack. The CIA was able to explain most of those cases, saying they weren't attacks, the NYT and NBC reported. The CIA has decided that most cases of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" that has affected US personnel around the world is unlikely to be ...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Cia, Havana, US Embassy, Havana Cuba, Havana Syndrome, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense


A Pacific volcano erupted with an explosive force more than 600 times the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, scientists said

Eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai off Tonga.Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS An underwater volcano erupted on January 15, covering Tongan islands with ash and causing a major tsunami, NPR reported.  Scientists say the eruption may be the loudest since Krakatau, which killed thousands in 1883. The volcano blast had an explosive yield of around 10 megatons, scientists said. An underwater volcano forcefully erupted near the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Sa...
Tags: Science, News, US, International, Trends, Nasa, Geology, New Zealand, Poland, Nuclear Weapons, Orion, Volcano, Npr, TNT, Usgs, Pacific


4 US diplomats were hit by 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms in Geneva and Paris last summer, report says

The US Embassy in Paris seen in 2019.Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images Four US diplomats appeared to victims of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" last summer, the WSJ reported. Three worked in Geneva and one in Paris, The Journal said. One was flown to the US for medical care. At least 200 US diplomats, officials, and personnel have reported such symptoms since 2016. At least 4 US diplomats stationed in Europe appeared to be victims of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome," The Wall Street Jour...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, News UK, Moscow, Geneva, State Department, Cia, Wall Street Journal, Havana, Journal, WSJ


A Chinese scientist in Missouri admitted stealing a secret algorithm from Monsanto to pass to Beijing

Greenhouses seen at the headquarters of the Monsanto Company, in St. Louis, Missouri.Daniel Dreifuss/picture alliance via Getty Images Xiang Haitao, 44, worked for Monsanto in Missouri from 2008 to 2017. The DOJ said he stole a secret algorithm before leaving and planned to pass it to China. The US identified bioeconomy as one of the key areas where China is trying to steal US intelligence. A Chinese scientist has admitted stealing trade secrets from the agrochemical giant Monsanto, .Xiang H...
Tags: Science, China, US, America, Trends, Beijing, Missouri, News UK, Monsanto, Doj, Bayer, Nanjing, St Louis Missouri, Monsanto Company, People s Republic of China, Climate Corporation


A Space Force general said US hypersonic missile capabilities are 'not as advanced' China and Russia's

Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept (HAWC) missile in seen in an artist's conception.Raytheon Missiles & Defense/Reuters The US has to catch up on Russia and China's hypersonic missile technology, a Space Force general said. Gen. David Thompson said the US has some "catching up" to do. "We're not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians in terms of hypersonic programs," he said. A Space Force general said the US's hypersonic missile capabilities are "not as advanced" as...
Tags: Science, China, Politico, Russia, US, Trends, Canada, News UK, US Navy, David Thompson, HAWC, Halifax International Security Forum, Space Force, Sinead Baker, Hypersonic Missiles, Military & Defense


China denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, saying it was just a space vehicle

Military vehicles carrying hypersonic missiles DF-17 in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Thomas Peter/Reuters The Financial Times reported that China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. The FT reported that US intelligence was caught off guard and surprised by China's ability. But China said on Monday that it was actually testing a space vehicle, and it happened in July. China denied a Financial Times report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this ...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, Financial Times, Reuters, Lloyd Austin, Zhao Lijian, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Reuters The Financial Times, Speed desk, Tiananmen Square Beijing Thomas Peter, Reuters US Defense


A US Army officer who has taken all other military-mandated vaccines says he is resigning instead of getting the COVID vaccine

US Army nurse administers COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade in Maryland. US Army photo An Army officer has decided to resign rather than take the COVID vaccine mandated by the military. Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague said on Fox News that he has had all other vaccines, but he won't get the one for COVID. The CDC and other medical experts have argued that the COVID vaccines are safe and effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. A US Army officer who has received all other va...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Afghanistan, Army, Fox News, Pentagon, Fda, Biden, US Army, Sean Hannity, Hague, Johnson Johnson, Fort Meade


Active-duty soldiers must be fully vaccinated by December 15 or else be suspended or dismissed, the US Army said

A solider looks at the US flag. RICK LOOMIS/LA TIMES POOL/AFP via Getty Images The US Army said active troops who don't get vaccinated by Dec. 15 could be disciplined or dismissed. It said soldiers who refuse vaccines will be counseled, but could be punished if they still refuse. "This is quite literally a matter of life and death for our Soldiers," the Army Surgeon General said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Active units in the US Army must get be fully vaccinated a...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, News UK, Army, Pentagon, US Army, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Vaccine Mandate, LA TIMES POOL AFP, Getty Images The US Army, Scott Dingle


At least 2 US officials in Germany have developed symptoms of the mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' that's plagued American spies and diplomats around the world, report says

The US embassy in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images At least two US officials in Germany have developed symptoms of "Havana Syndrome," The Wall Street Journal reported.US diplomats told The Journal that they sought treatment after developing symptoms including nausea, fatigue, and headaches, over the last few months.More than 130 US personnel across the world have reported similar symptoms, as Insider's Aylin Woodward previously reported. Locations have included in Cuba, China, Russia, a...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Germany, Berlin, US, Trends, Nato, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Havana, Journal, The Journal, Aylin Woodward, Havana Syndrome, Sinead Baker


Tennessee will deploy the National Guard to fill hospital staff shortages amid COVID-19 surge

National Guard personnel check in people as they wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccination Feb. 26, 2021, in Shelbyville, Tennessee. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Tennessee is sending members of its National Guard to some hospitals to help fill staff shortages amid a COVID-19 surge. The move was announced by Lisa Piercey, the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health. She said that the National Guard was previously deployed to some hospitals during the winter. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Tennessee, Healthcare, National Guard, Tennessee Department of Health, Lisa Piercey, Mark Humphrey, Shelbyville Tennessee, Kelly McLaughlin, Piercey, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Military & Defense, Speed desk


Members of the US military will need to get a COVID-19 vaccine starting in September

Aerial view of the Pentagon Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Members of the US Military will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 starting September 15, the Associated Press reported. According to the report, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will send a memo later Monday announcing the policy. "I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so," Austin said, per the AP. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Science, News, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Military, US military, Healthcare, Pentagon, Associated Press, Biden, US Food and Drug Administration, Bill Clark


Members of the US military will need to get a COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 15

Aerial view of the Pentagon Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Members of the US Military will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by September 15, the Associated Press reported. According to the report, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will send a memo later Monday announcing the policy. "I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so," Austin said, per the AP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Member...
Tags: Science, News, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Military, US military, Healthcare, Pentagon, Fda, Associated Press, Biden, US Food and Drug Administration


The defense secretary is considering making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all active-duty US troops, report says

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP Lloyd Austin is considering making vaccines mandatory for active-duty troops, CNN reported. He could seek approval as early as this week, CNN reported. Biden had asked the Pentagon to look at "how and when" COVID-19 shots could be mandatory for troops. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 vaccines could soon become mandatory for active-duty US troops as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin considers seeking authorizat...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, News UK, Pentagon, Biden, Lloyd Austin, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense


Massive fields of new nuclear missile silos may be China's answer to rivals with a lot more nukes

China's new DF-41 ICBMs were showcased as road-mobile missiles, but China may be planning to put them in the ground. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Experts have identified what appear to be hundreds of new missile silos under construction in China. It is assumed that these silos will house the new DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles. Silos are vulnerable, but with enough of them and the right missiles, they can be advantageous. See more stories on Insider's business page. China a...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Military, United States, Pentagon, Xinjiang, Low, Gansu Province, Lewis, Tiananmen Square, Inner Mongolia


Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all federal employees, asks Pentagon to 'look into' approving mandate for military

President Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Federal employees must be fully vaccinated or be tested regularly for COVID-19 and wear a mask, President Biden said Thursday. This latest mandate will impact the nation's roughly 2 million federal workers and 2 million in the military. The US is battling an increase in coronavirus cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that all f...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, California, White House, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Bill De Blasio, Pentagon, Fda, Vaccine


US military says huge explosive the Navy set off to test new aircraft carrier didn't cause deadly condo collapse in Florida

Aerial view of the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images A condo in Florida collapsed six days after an explosive Navy test, raising questions. The military said the shock trials for its new carrier and the collapse are unrelated. Experts backed that view, saying there was no "reasonable" connection between the two incidents. See more stories on Insider's business page. Questions have been raised about whether an explosive Navy test of ...
Tags: Florida, Science, Navy, California, US, Trends, Atlantic, Miami, Pentagon, US Navy, Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville Florida, Miami Beach, Miami Herald, Earle, John Kirby


A former CIA officer opens up about his Havana Syndrome: 3 years of headaches, early retirement, and a fight for care

Marc Polymeropoulos, a retired CIA officer, believes he was attacked in Moscow in 2017. Marc Polumeropoulous; Sergey Alimov/Getty Images; Gary Hershorn/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider Victims of the mysterious Havana Syndrome have brain injuries without ever hitting their heads. More than 130 US personnel have reported symptoms following incidents in Cuba, China, Russia, and the US. A leading theory suggests microwave attacks may be the cause, but evidence is scant. See more stories on...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Washington Dc, House


US government sources have reported more than 140 unexplained UFO sightings since 2004, new report reveals

An apparently unidentified object detected on a Navy plane’s infrared camera. US Department of Defense/Navy Times A government report on UFO sightings by government sources, including military pilots, is out. The report says there have been 144 reliably reported UFO sightings since 2004. Only one has been explained. See more stories on Insider's business page. US government sources have reported 144 unidentified flying object sightings since 2004, and only one has been explained, a hig...
Tags: Science, Navy, US, International, Trends, Ufo, Nordic, Tech Insider, UAP, UFO sighting, Military & Defense, Ryan Pickrell, US Department of Defense Navy Times


New US government report on UFOs says it still can't explain more than 140 sightings

An apparently unidentified object detected on a Navy plane’s infrared camera. US Department of Defense/Navy Times A government report on UFO sightings by government sources, including military pilots, is out. A government task force investigated 144 reports of UFO sightings collected since 2004. Only one of these sightings has been explained with confidence. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US government recently investigated 144 reports of unidentified flying object si...
Tags: Science, Navy, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Pentagon, Ufo, Nordic, Dod, John Kirby, Kirby, Tech Insider, UAP, UFO sighting


A group of US diplomats and employees with 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms say the Biden administration is denying them care and ignoring their evidence

The US Embassy in Havana, where diplomats suffered from an unusual set of symptoms. Ernesto Mastrascusa/Getty Images US diplomats and staffers around the world have reported symptoms of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome." Twenty-one of them wrote a letter criticizing the Biden admin for not supporting them enough. They say they were not given enough medical support and had their evidence ignored. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of US diplomats and employees who say t...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, Politico, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The New York Times, State Department, Gru, Cia


Israeli airstrikes wrecked the only coronavirus testing lab in Gaza

Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City after strikes from Israel on May 18, 2021. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images Gaza's only COVID-19 testing facility was damaged by Israeli airstrikes on Monday, officials said. The clinic was damaged when a nearby building was hit, forcing it to stop conducting tests. Gaza already has a high rate of positive coronavirus test, and a low vaccination rate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel's airstrikes damaged t...
Tags: Science, Israel, Trends, Speed, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, News UK, Who, Un, Hamas, The New York Times, Afp, Agence France Presse, Gaza City, Coronavirus


A Space Force Commander was fired after comments made on conservative podcasts about diversity and Marxism

President Donald Trump stands as Chief of Space Operations at US Space Force Gen. John Raymond, second from left, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, second from right, hold the United States Space Force flag as it is presented in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett stands far left. Alex Brandon/AP A commander in the US Space Force was fired for comments made during podcast appearances. Lt. Col. Matthew Loh...
Tags: Science, News, Republicans, Washington, US, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, United States, Marxism, New York Times, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Defense Department


The US has no plans to shoot down the Chinese rocket due to crash down this weekend, defense secretary says

China's Long March 5B Y2 rocket taking off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, China. China Daily via REUTERS A Chinese rocket is hurtling toward Earth and is expected to crash this weekend. It's falling back to Earth uncontrolled. Where and when it will land is not clear.= US Defense Sec. Austin said the military doesn't plan to shoot down any remains. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has no plans to shoot down the remains of a Chinese rocket th...
Tags: New York, Science, China, Defense, US, Trends, Earth, Austin, Speed, Beijing, News UK, Lloyd Austin, US Space Command, Sinead Baker, Wenchang Space Launch Center, Military & Defense


The Pentagon confirmed that a video showing a triangular UFO is real and taken by the US Navy

A still from the footage of unidentified aerial phenomena. Department of Defense A video of a triangular UFO has been confirmed as real by the Pentagon. The Pentagon also confirmed that further stills, showing objects of various shapes, are real. The Department of Defense's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force is studying them. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Department of Defense has confirmed that images and video of triangle-shaped unidentified aerial pheno...
Tags: Science, Navy, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, News UK, Pentagon, US Navy, Ufo, Dod, Gough, Corbell, UAP, Jeremy Corbell, Sue Gough


The US had a plan in the 1960s to blast an alternative Suez Canal through Israel using 520 nuclear bombs

An annotated map of Egypt and Israel shows the placement of the existing Suez Canal and an approximation of plans for a canal through Israel discussed by the US in the 1960s. Google Maps/Insider A declassified memorandum reveals a 1963 US plan to create an alternative to the Suez Canal. It would have excavated more than 160 miles through Israel's Negev desert with nuclear bombs. A cargo ship is currently stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking the vital shipping route. See more stories on In...
Tags: Science, Israel, US, Trends, Egypt, News UK, Nuclear, Mediterranean, Forbes, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Suez, Dead Sea


1 in 3 US troops have refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a Pentagon official said

A soldier fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine in Londonderry, New Hampshire. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images One in every three US service members have declined to be vaccinated for COVID-19. A top Pentagon official made the disclosure to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. The vaccine is not compulsory to troops, but the DOD wants to "help them understand the benefits." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Around one-third of US troops are refusing...
Tags: Science, Defense, US, Trends, Washington Dc, News UK, Pentagon, Vaccine, Chris Miller, Defense Department, Mike Rogers, Dod, National Guard, John Kirby, Kirby, House Armed Services Committee


Hackers and spies are scrambling to steal information on vaccine programs, sources say

Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images State actors and criminal hackers are scrambling to access information about vaccine programs around the world. Countries want to see if their allies or enemies are handling vaccinations well or badly, and weaponize that knowledge. Sources tell Insider this is happening in Israel, China, Russia, and Europe. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Spies, hackers, criminals, and even economic analysts around the world are scrambl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, China, Russia, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Nato, News UK, Benjamin Netanyahu, Boston Globe, Don, US Department of Justice, China Russia


The Pentagon may send thousands of troops to help run COVID-19 vaccination sites that FEMA is setting up nationwide

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive Covid-19 vaccines on the opening day of the Disneyland Covid-19 vaccination site in Anaheim, California. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images FEMA has requested help from the Defense Department in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pentagon is considering the request and could send thousands of troops to help. FEMA is setting up 100 vaccination sites nationwide in an effort to speed up distribution. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Science, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Cnn, Military, Fema, Pentagon, Vaccine, Biden, Disneyland, Department Of Homeland Security, Defense Department, Troops, Afp, Dod


Nukes aren't just for bombers and subs. Here are some unusual ways militaries have also planned to drop the bomb

Hiroshima, Japan, shortly after the "Little Boy" atomic bomb detonated on August 6, 1945. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images Throughout the Cold War, the prospect of bombers dropping nuclear bombs and submarines launching nuclear-tipped missiles terrified people around the world. Those were the major delivery methods, but both militaries developed an array of smaller nuclear weapons for tactical use, and planners in those militaries gave very real consideration to using them. V...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Maryland, Germany, US, International, Trends, Aberdeen, Nato, Korea, Army, San Diego, Nuclear Weapons, Alps, Air, Nevada


Hundreds of National Guard troops deployed to defend the Capitol have reportedly tested positive for COVID or are in quarantine

Members of the National Guard rest in the Visitor Center of the US Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Hundreds of National Guard troops have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine, according to a Politico report. More than 25,000 National Guard troops were activated and deployed to Washington, DC in the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hundreds of National Guard troops from am...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, Politico, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Capitol, National Guard, Visitor Center, U S Capitol, National Guard Bureau, US Capitol, COVID-19, COVID



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