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
9.16.19
russia

Yes, Priests Air-Bombed a Russian City with Holy Water to Stop All the 'Drinking' and 'Fornication'

It did not work.
Greg Walters
9.16.19
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 everyone in the country is dead.
Matthew Gault
9.4.19
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
8.31.19
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
8.23.19
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
8.21.19
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
8.20.19
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
8.2.19
Science

This Is What It's Like to Watch the Arctic Die

There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.
Craig S. Smith
7.25.19
privacy

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
7.18.19
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
Drugs

Dodgy Drug Charges Are Being Used to Silence Russia's Opposition

If you're a journalist or an activist in Russia, drugs can magically appear in your backpack.
Niko Vorobyov
6.25.19
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