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Suspected Russian Spyware Turla Targets Europe, United States
Science & Tech  (tags: internet, malware, cyber espionage, TURLA, investigation, technology, society, computers, russia, security researchers, NewTechnology )

- 1956 days ago -
A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
Life Found 4000 Meters Beneath Antarctica
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, discovery, interesting, Lake Vostok, Louisiana State University, prehistoric, Russia )

- 2140 days ago -
A Russian team drilled through the ice, breaching prehistoric Lake Vostok for the first time. Microbes and DNA from water fleas, mollusks, and something related to a sea anemone was discovered. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Tereshkova Marks 50 Years Since Historic Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, space, science, Valentina Tereshkova, research, astronomy, design, Russia )

- 2220 days ago -
It was another Soviet first in space 50 years ago -- putting a woman in orbit. And 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova carried her part with grace, shouting "Take off your hat, sky, I'm coming!" as she blasted off.
Asteroid Stalked Earth for Thousands of Years Before Blasting Russia, Experts Say
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroid, astronomy, discovery, impact, NASA, news, Russia, science, space )

- 2324 days ago -
NASA said the energy release was equivalent to 500 kilotons of TNT, 30 times the energy released by the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II, the biggest cosmic impact since 1908. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Scientists Struggle to Predict Meteorite Strikes
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, asteroids, meteors, Russia, Urals, nasa, science, research, technology, discovery, warning, space, scientists )

- 2339 days ago -
Scientists almost never predict meteors, like the one that caused damage in Russia Friday, before they strike Earth.
20,000 Pound Meteor Explodes Over Russia, Injuring Hundreds
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, meteor, meteorites, 10 ton, explosion, sonic boom )

- 2339 days ago -
The dramatic footage captured by a dashboard video camera in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia in the nation's south-central shows what scientists say was a more than 10 ton meteor entering the atmosphere at over 33,000 miles per hour.
Meteorite Hits Russian Urals: Fireball Explosion Wreaks Havoc, Over 500 Injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: destruction, meteorite, Russia )

- 2342 days ago -
Russia's Urals region has been rocked by a meteorite explosion in the stratosphere. The impact wave damaged several buildings, and blew out thousands of windows amid frigid winter weather. Hundreds are seeking medical attention for minor injuries.
Russian Volcano Creates Unprecedented Lake of Lava
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, Russia, lava, volcano, study, science, scientists, vulcanology, eruption )

- 2375 days ago -
A volcano erupting in Russia's Far East is sending plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and creating a lava lake.
Scientists Reach Freshwater Liquid Lake Deep Beneath Antarctica
Science & Tech  (tags: Antarctica, discovery, environment, interesting, news, prehistoric life, research, Russia, science, study )

- 2528 days ago -
Russian researchers believe this lake holds living 20 million-year old prehistoric organisms, as well as clues to the search for extraterrestrial life in our solar system. A major discovery recorded by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
20 Million Years Later, Russians Work To Drill Into Lake
Science & Tech  (tags: Lake Vostok, Russia, world's 3rd largest volume, 3, 000 ft. deep, 70% world's fresh water, drilling ice cores, record of gases/atmosphere. possible gey, deeper=older, 2 million yrs., astrobiology, Europa, subglacial lakes )

- 2717 days ago -
Russian researchers in Antarctica are on the verge of piercing a hole through two miles of ice into an ancient lake, untouched by the light of day for some 20 million years. But it'll be a delicate process to break through without disturbing the pristine
More Space Junk Falling This Weekend
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, environment, nasa, news, science, space, safety, space junk, sky, Russia, Mars, probe, crash, earth, Phobos-Grunt, spacecraft, re-entry )

- 2739 days ago -
Brace yourselves for another 13.5 tons of space junk falling to earth between Saturday and Monday. Thinking Chicken Little was right after all... take cover, the sky really IS falling!
Russian Mars Mission Lands on Red Planet -- Virtually
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, Mars mission, Space, Science, Red planet )

- 3073 days ago -
Cosmonauts walked on the surface of Mars on Monday, nearly a year into a mission to the red planet. Unfortunately, it's only a simulation, designed to test what would happen on a real flight to Mars.
Satellites to Protect Greenland Seal Pups in White Sea
Science & Tech  (tags: Online satellite monitoring, White sea, observe, sea traffic and navigation, research, science, scientists, space, study, interesting, extinction, endangered, environment, seals, baby seals, russia )

In A Mirr
- 3776 days ago -
Two days ago a joint project of Russian "ScanEx" company and IFAW (International Foundation for Animal Welfare) on protecting White sea population of Greenland seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus) was launched.
Amazing Baikonur Cosmodrome
Science & Tech  (tags: space, cosmodrome, NASA, Russia, Shuttle )

- 3912 days ago -
When NASA's last scheduled Space Shuttle mission lands in June of 2010, the United States will not have the capability to get astronauts into space again until the scheduled launch of the new Orion spacecraft in 2015.
35,000 Birds Die of Bird Flu in Russia
Science & Tech  (tags: bird flu, Russia, emergency, poultry, farm )

- 4232 days ago -
Nearly 35,000 birds have died from bird flu since late November at a poultry farm in southern Russia's Rostov region, the emergencies ministry said. scientists fear the virus could mutate into a strain that could pass easily from person to person.

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