russia

GLOBAL WARMING

The Human Causes of the World's Crippling Megafires

I went to northern Russia, where a group of volunteer firefighters showed me how they combat the huge blazes threatening our planet.
Wester van Gaal
18 hours ago
russia

Yes, Priests Air-Bombed a Russian City With Holy Water to Stop All the “Drinking” and “Fornication”

It did not work.
Greg Walters
3 days ago
tipping point

Residents of a Siberian Town With Black Snow Are Pleading for Asylum in Canada

Residents of Kiselyovsk, the heart of Russia's coal-mining industry, are asking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accept them as environmental refugees. But they don't stand a chance.
Sarah Emerson
5 days ago
nukes

Experts Want to Give Control of America's Nuclear Missiles to AI

If America is attacked with a nuclear bomb, artificial intelligence would automatically fire back even if we are all dead.
Matthew Gault
9.3.19
skyfall

That Deadly Nuclear Blast in Russia Happened While Trying to Rescue a Lost Missile From the Ocean Floor

The blast, which killed seven people and wounded many others, is thought to be connected to the experimental nuclear-powered "Skyfall" cruise missile.
Greg Walters
8.30.19
russia

The New Nuclear Arms Race Is Here. And Russia's Already Paying the Price.

Meet four new nuclear weapons systems the Kremlin is testing — right now.
Greg Walters
8.30.19
Space

Russia Just Sent This Robot, Which Can Shoot Guns, Into Space

Meet "Fyodor," which will arrive at the International Space Station on Saturday and definitely won't become self aware.
Alex Lubben
8.22.19
nuclear power

Russia’s ‘Nuclear Titanic’ Floating Power Plant Is Setting Sail Toward Alaska. Here’s What to Expect.

Dubbed ‘Chernobyl on Ice,’ the Akademik Lomonosov will be towed to Russia's far east to provide power to remote oil, gas, and mining operations.
Greg Walters
8.22.19
nukes

It Sure Looks Like Russia Is Trying to Cover Up Fallout From the Skyfall Nuclear Missile Accident

Russian intelligence officers reportedly forced doctors treating the injured to sign non-disclosure agreements.
Greg Walters
8.20.19
hate

Neo-Nazis Are Selling the New Zealand Shooter's Racist Screed for $4 on Telegram

The manifesto that inspired El Paso is now a hardcover book.
Valerie Kipnis
8.19.19
Tech news

A Nuclear Accident at a Russian Missile Facility Killed 7 People

Seven Russians are dead after the explosion, which experts say may have been caused by a test of a new nuclear-powered missile.
Matthew Gault
8.12.19
Between Europe's Borders

Inside the Snowy World of Scandinavia's Enduring Indigenous Culture

Photographer Hedda Rysstad spent time in northern Norway with young Sámis, whose existence and language were repressed and marginalised for decades.
Hedda Rysstad
8.5.19
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