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North Korea launches missile but test ends in failure

Unsuccessful testfire in eastern coastal city comes hours before US vice-president is due to arrive in Seoul
North Korea has defied Donald Trump’s demands for it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, launching a missile from an eastern port city on Sunday morning.
However, the test appeared to fail. “The missile blew up almost immediately,” the United States Pacific Command said in a statement. “The type of missile is still being assessed.” Reuters reported one US official as saying it was confident the failed projectile was not an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
The attempt came hours before US vice-president Mike Pence was due to arrive in Seoul at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia in what his aides said was a sign of the US commitment to its ally in the face of rising tension over North Korea. Both Pence and President Donald Trump have been notified. The president had no further comment, said defence secretary Jim Mattis.
South Korea described the launch as a “threat to the entire world” and warned that it would respond to any further provocations, such as a nuclear test or the launch of an ICBM.
“North Korea showing a variety of offensive missiles at yesterday’s military parade and daring to fire a ballistic missile today is a show of force that threatens the whole world,” South Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Meet Graham, the Humanoid Evolved to Survive a Car Crash

Meet Graham. He has a huge head, no neck, knees that bend in all directions, and extra nipples, all designed to demonstrate how a human body would have to look in order to best survive a car crash.
Melbourne sculptor Patricia Piccinini, in collaboration with the Victoria, Australia government’s road safety campaign and the Transport Accident Commission, designed a fictional body that has evolved to withstand a car crash. It was done in collaboration with trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield and road safety engineer David Logan in order to accurately determine the kinds of evolutionary change that would need to take place if society did nothing to change the status quo of our abysmal rate of car fatalities a year.
“Cars have evolved much faster than we have, our bodies are just not equipped to handle the forces in common crash scenarios,” Logan says in a video. “In the modern world we’re subjecting our bodies to much higher speeds and the body just doesn’t have the physiology to absorb the energy when things go wrong.”

Graham's large chest and nipples protect his rib cage