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11 ostriches neck-deep in floodwater get rescued in Russia

11 ostriches neck-deep in floodwater get rescued in Russia A flock of ostriches was stranded neck-deep in floodwater, so a team from Russia's Emergency Ministry was sent to the rescue.The operation was led by an ornithologist and included a special floating transport with a giant Gazel truck.

Battle of the Nations highlights

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Next-gen Russian stealth bomber could drop nukes from space

Next-gen Russian stealth bomber could drop nukes from space The Russian military has been in the process of designing a next-generation stealth bomber for several years, which is no surprise.However, recent announcements about the PAK-DA strategic bomber’s capabilities will probably raise some eyebrows.

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign hacked

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign hacked The Democratic party has been attacked by hackers a third time, it was reported Friday afternoon, and this time it was Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign that took a direct hit.The latest hack follows high-profile breaches involving the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign arm for House Democrats.

Russian Officials Think Pokémon Go Is Evil

Russian Officials Think Pokémon Go Is Evil Yet, Russian Pokémon fans have found workarounds for playing, like registering the app abroad.Fearing how their country will fare under a Poképocolypse, Russian officials have been spurred to make inflammatory statements about the game’s effect on Russian society.

Cyber is the new nuclear, changing the world through mutually assured disruption

Cyber is the new nuclear, changing the world through mutually assured disruption More generally, are these particular sorts of cyber attacks really changing the world all that much?” This perceived lesser severity of cyberwar has allowed nonviolent cyber attacks to become more brazen than even Cold War espionage.

Your guide to the ‘Shadow Brokers’ NSA theft, which puts the Snowden leaks to shame

Your guide to the ‘Shadow Brokers’ NSA theft, which puts the Snowden leaks to shame It’s the group that, arguably, has given the NSA a bad name in recent years.But it’s also the group that gives the NSA the majority of its real, target-specific power to advance and protect American interests.

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet These have been not only getting stronger, longer lasting, and more diverse, but they’ve been moving in seemingly systematic, investigatory ways.This could be interpreted as an attempt to get defenders to “bare all,” and make their full defensive capabilities known.

Yahoo hack analysis shows little evidence of foreign involvement

Yahoo hack analysis shows little evidence of foreign involvement Last week, Yahoo owned up to the largest hack known to have occurred in computing history.At the time, Yahoo claimed that the hack was the work of state-sponsored actors — but independent analysts working on analyzing the hack have begun pushing back that assessment, while current and former Yahoo employees say security was a distant priority at Yahoo.

US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC

US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.

Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles

Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles MIRV-equipped missiles can deliver multiple nuclear weapons to a single target area, or blanket a large area with separate detonations.Historically, MIRVs have been seen as potentially destabilizing because they give a decisive advantage to the country that can strike first and eliminate its opponent’s land-based missile silos.

It's time to pardon Edward Snowden, and defuse Putin's increasingly dangerous weapon

It's time to pardon Edward Snowden, and defuse Putin's increasingly dangerous weapon As Russian intelligence demonstrates ever more alacrity with American political and social disruption, we must remember that the great bear still has a major weapon in reserve that’s tailored for this purpose.Edward Snowden is widely believed to be one of Vladimir Putin’s more successful gambits.

Komsomolets: the prototype Soviet nuclear sub still resting at the bottom of the ocean

Komsomolets: the prototype Soviet nuclear sub still resting at the bottom of the ocean K-278 was a prototype 4th-generation nuclear submarine designed to implement a number of features.The crew still aboard Komsomolets seals the conning tower hatch at 5 PM to prevent water from pouring in and drowning the handful of crew still aboard.

Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone?

Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone? The militias fighting this battle have apparently deployed alongside a lethal ground combat drone they call “Al Robot.In fact, since Al Robot comes from the country’s fractured Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) militias, there should immediately be some questions as to the origin of the technology itself.

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens Now, long after the true cause of the outbreak was revealed, scientists have been able to perform DNA analysis on the deadly bacterial strain.From viewing the original materials, Meselson’s team knew without a doubt they were looking at inhalation anthrax, not ingestion anthrax as the Russians originally claimed.

30 years later, $1.6B mega-project finally puts Chernobyl to rest

30 years later, $1.6B mega-project finally puts Chernobyl to rest The Chernobyl reactor (hereafter, Chernobyl) has of course been buried in concrete and steel this entire time, but it’s also been 30 years since Russian authorities put that original “sarcophagus” into place.And the project, called New Safe Confinement, certainly was mega.