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today’s holiday: South Korea Memorial Day


South Korea Memorial Day

South Korea (officially the Republic of Korea) has designated June 6 as a national holiday to honor soldiers and civilians who sacrificed their lives for their country during the Korean War, 1950-1953. The main ceremony of remembrance is held at the National Cemetery in the capital city, Seoul. Throughout the country, officials and citizens pray and lay flowers at the graves of the war dead. Citizens display the flag of South Korea, which is called Tae-guk-gi, on the front doors of their homes to commemorate the civilians and soldiers who died in war. More… Discuss

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El Cóndor Pasa…Única Versión Original, según la partitura de Daniel Alomía Robles.


El Cóndor Pasa…Única Versión Original, según la partitura de Daniel Alomía Robles.

FBI director reveals new evidence linking N. Korea to Sony hack, answers skeptics


FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday adamantly defended his bureau’s conclusion that North Korea was behind the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, revealing new evidence and claiming those questioning the North Korea connection “don’t have the facts that I have.”

The U.S. government for weeks has faced skepticism from private-sector cybersecurity analysts, many of whom say the attack may have been an inside job by a former Sony employee.

In what amounted to the U.S. government’s most detailed explanation to date of the evidence it has linking North Korea to the hack, Comey said he has “very high confidence” Pyongyang was behind it and disclosed new details.

via FBI director reveals new evidence linking N. Korea to Sony hack, answers skeptics.

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New evidence of health trouble linked to ​BPA in plastics, canned goods – CBS News


The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can be found in some canned food liners and plastic containers. CBS News

Eating food from cans lined with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could raise your blood pressure, a new study suggests.

BPA previously has been linked to a variety of ills, including heart problems, developmental problems in children and high blood pressure. The chemical is widely used in products ranging from plastic bottles and food containers to dental fillings and cash register receipts. In cans, BPA is used as a lining, the researchers said.

“We found that drinking two canned beverages increased systolic blood pressure by 5 mm Hg,” said lead researcher Dr. Yun-Chul Hong, director of the Environmental Health Center at Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea.

Putting that in perspective, he said a 20 mm Hg increase in systolic blood pressure doubles the risk for heart disease. The systolic blood pressure number is always the first of two numbers given in a blood pressure reading.

New evidence of health trouble linked to ​BPA in plastics, canned goods – CBS News.

this day in th eyesteryear: First North Korean Nuclear Test (2006)


First North Korean Nuclear Test (2006)

In 1994, North Korea signed the “Agreed Framework,” consenting to dismantle its nuclear facilities, but it covertly continued to pursue nuclear technology. On October 3, 2006, North Korea announced its intention to detonate a nuclear device. The test was conducted six days later, but its explosive force was so small that many question whether the test was truly successful. After the UN Security Council levied sanctions on October 14, how did North Korean president Kim Jong Il allegedly respond? More… Discuss