robot$200,000 robot scans terrain, locates humans and shoots them from up to 2 miles away with full automation


"Basically, it claims to be able to ‘identify and shoot a target automatically from over two miles (3.2 km) away,’" UberGizmo reports. "Scary! When used on the DMZ, this robot will not distinguish between friend or foe — anyone who crosses the line is deemed as an enemy."

One-fifth of U.S. workers were laid off in past five years, study says

One in five U.S. workers was laid off in the past five years and about 22% of those who lost their jobs still haven’t found another one, according to a new survey that showed the extent Americans have struggled in the sluggish labor market since the Great Recession ended.

Those who did find work had a difficult time with their job search and the effects of unemployment, the survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found.

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years – report


Tiger in the wild. File photo

Habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.

The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more alarming results than in a report two years ago.

The report says populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52%.