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russia

FaceApp Isn’t Creepy Because It’s Russian, It's Creepy Because It’s Capitalist

FaceApp’s privacy policy is bad. Its policy isn’t uniquely bad because it’s a Russian company.
Caroline Haskins
3 days ago
tech-science

Scientist Is Pretty Sure Revived Nematodes Are Actually 41,000-Years Old

But skeptics say more research is needed to confirm that soil samples were not contaminated by younger worms.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
Instagram

Instagram Users Are Flocking to This Beautiful Chemical Waste Dump in Siberia

A polluted lake in the Siberian town of Novosibirsk has become a popular Russian social media destination.
Sarah Emerson
7.11.19
tech-science

How the Black Plague Left Traces in Arctic Ice

Charlemagne’s iconic silver currency increased industrial lead pollution, while the Black Death caused it to plummet.
Becky Ferreira
7.8.19
food news

Japanese Lawmaker Asked to Resign for Suggesting War While Drunk on Cognac

After 10 glasses of cognac, Hodaka Maruyama also claimed to be "immune from arrest," and said, "I want to go out to grope breasts."
Bettina Makalintal
6.6.19
tv

Russia Is Making Its Own 'Chernobyl' Blaming America for the Whole Thing

Their version is apparently based on a conspiracy theory that says the CIA did it.
River Donaghey
6.6.19
tv

Craig Mazin's Years-Long Obsession with Making 'Chernobyl' Terrifyingly Accurate

"We had a general standing philosophy from the beginning, which was: Accuracy is everything to us."
Drew Schwartz
6.3.19
food news

This Food Delivery Service's Completely Custom Meals Seem Like a Logistical Nightmare

What could possibly go wrong?
Jelisa Castrodale
5.28.19
Hacking

Experts Doubt Russian Claims That Cryptographic Flaw Was a Coincidence

At a recent international standards meeting, experts said they weren’t convinced by a Russian explanation about a potentially flawed new encryption algorithm.
Joseph Cox
5.9.19
mental health

Photos of an Illegal Mental Health Awareness March in Moscow

Campaigners of PsychoActive risked arrest to demonstrate against the lack of mental health support in Russia.
Olga Kravets
5.6.19
Culture

Photos of Russian Hooligans at the Scene's Bloodiest Peak

"You no longer see these beautiful moments where 100 guys beat the shit out of each other."
Samantha Elliot
4.15.19
News

Russian Prisons Suspended Yoga Over Fears it Could Make Inmates Gay

The detention centres have since resumed classes, rejecting claims that “Yoga poses cause uncontrolled sexual arousal which will lead to homosexuality behind bars.”
Gavin Butler
4.10.19
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