Some of them may be destined to pay our planet a close visit someday, as the one that hit Russia in February 2013. Who would have predicted that? Lately, one of the potentially hazardous asteroids, named 2014 UR116, created quite a buzz when various media reported that the 370-wide space rock may hit Earth
The maiden flight of NASA's next-generation Orion spacecraft was highly anticipated. Orion lifted off Thursday, igniting a chase for America's dream of space exploration where no human has ever been, just like in 1969, setting foot on the Moon. Now, it's a start for a journey far beyond, to Mars via asteroids
To confront capitalism and defend life and territories - On the occasion of the UN climate change negotiations in Lima, Peru - known as COP20 - we warn that rejecting REDD+ and 'environmental services', under the 'green economy' umbrella, is a central part of our struggle against capitalism and extractive industries and in the defense of...
The description of atomic bullets can be found in science fiction, but few people know that such munitions were reality in the USSR. One such bullet could melt an armoured tank, while several atomic bullets would destroy a multistory building. Why did the Soviet Union have to cease the production of such powerful ammo?
During the coming years, Russia may begin deploying its own high-latitude space station. the Russian station would be built in the period from 2017 to 2019. The initial configuration will be formed on the basis of a multi-purpose laboratory and node modules, spacecraft OKA-T. Soyuz-MS and MS-Progress will maintain the operation of the station
From November 12 to 17, Sydney, Australia is home to the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress, the world's most influential and international venue which focuses on protecting the world's protected areas. "The Promise of Sydney" is the name given to this year's final document, the result of discussions among 5,000 participants.
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, after arriving at the SpaceShipTwo in Mojave Desert, California on Saturday, acknowledged that his dream of commercial space tourism may have ended in the explosion. The fatal accident and the loss of SpaceShipTwo have shattered Branson's dream of boarding a test flight himself
A new term has recently appeared among archaeologists - "out-of-place artifact". It goes about objects of ancient origin related to technologies, the level of which does not correspond to the era that they come from. As a rule, the technological level of such findings is much higher. It goes about so-called Baghdad Batteries that were found in Iraq
For centuries, people sincerely believed that the dead can rise from their graves. The most famous character is Dracula. In Germany, archaeologists found evidence to prove the existence of such zombies. Our ancestors were not trying to resurrect the dead. On the contrary - they were trying not to let the deceased rise from their graves
The meteorite that hit the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, 2013, was the cause of a large number of dynamic ionospheric, atmospheric and seismic phenomena. During 9-15 minutes after the meteorite fall at ranges 400-1200 km from the explosion site a changes were observed in the spectral and amplitude characteristics of the scattered signal
Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-14M successfully docked at the ISS on Friday, September 26. The ship docked at the docking port of Poisk module in an automatic mode. Elena Serova of Russia has thus become the first woman to have arrived at the ISS in 17 years. Serova has also become the fourth Russian woman in space in history
What can you do to take strategic action yourself in relation to the climate catastrophe? Carbon dioxide and methane emissions as primary drivers of the problem. You can boycott products that produce carbon dioxide and/or methane in excessive quantities: for example, don't travel by car or aeroplane and don't eat meat
The Americans will not outdo the performance of Russian RD-180 engines. If you have ever watched Russian rockets and US shuttles taking off, you can see the difference. From an American shuttle, when it takes off, there is a large tail left, and the smoke in the tail is very thick, because the combustion of fuel is incomplete, so it falls down