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Trump's Counterpart in Moscow Warns of War if Trump is not Elected President

The leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party is warning that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, it will lead to war. In a recent interview with Reuters, State Duma Chairman Vladimir Zhirinovsky said:

"Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realize that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for...
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Forget A.I., Russia is on the Verge of a Breakthrough in A.E.: Artificial Emotions

Speaking at the Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures in New York, professor Alexi Samsonovich, from Moscow's National Research Nuclear University Cybernetics Department, stated that Russian researchers are on the verge of a major breakthrough in AI. But Samsonovich feels this breakthrough won't...
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Give Me a Home Where the Androids Still Roam: Russian Robot Repeatedly Escapes from its Lab

Earlier this year, we reported on a Boston Dynamics robot that became fed up with the grief that it received from its coworkers and left the company. The story itself might have been a joke based on a promotional video for the latest...
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Russia Plans to Develop a Quantum Teleporter Within 20 Years

While it probably wouldn't have to do with Star Trek's 70th anniversary, researchers that are part of a state-backed strategic development program in Russia say they plan to develop a quantum-based teleportation device within the next 20 years.

While such a miraculous device might sound like it's a long way from being developed,...
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Russian Scientists to Test Upgraded ICBMs as Asteroid Killers

Earlier this month, Russia's Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau announced it's intention to upgrade intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), to be used against asteroids that could potentially impact the Earth. The proposal comes two years after the high-altitude, 500-kiloton explosion of a 20-meter (65-foot) meteorite over Russia's Chelyabinsk...
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Experimental Fusion Reactor Generates First Hydrogen Plasma

A new experimental fusion reactor built by the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Germany received a brief test run on February 3, bringing the promise of clean and sustainable fusion-generated power one step closer to reality.

This new reactor, called the Wendelstein 7-X, is a doughnut-shaped, 425-ton device, made up of a...
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24 Hours After Putin Promises to 'Deconflict' in Syria, Russia Strikes US Backed Rebels

Ignoring the threat of ISIS, Russia has launched air strikes against US backed rebels in Syria and told the US to "get out." The attacks have come within 24 hours of Vladimir Putin's agreeing with Barack Obama at the UN to avoid direct conflict in the country. Ignoring the ISIS positions Putin claimed that the...
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Russia Threatens Denmark with Nukes

Russia has threatened Denmark with nuclear consequences if it participates in NATO's missile shield program. The program is designed to shield the NATO alliance area from missiles from any region, not just Russia. It has been made a defense priority in Europe, primarily because of the missile program under development in Iran. European...
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Mysterious Sleeping Sickness Affects Russian Village

An inexplicable sleeping sickness is affecting one in ten residents of a village in Kazakhstan in Russia.

Villagers in Kalachi have been affected by the mysterious disease for the past two years, but to date, no cause for the illness has been determined and, despite teams of virologists, radiologists, toxicologists and doctors...
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Is There A Russian Satellite Saboteur In Space?

Circling high above us in space, a mysterious object is being tracked by the US military. The strange object, which has been entitled Object 2014-28E, was secretly launched in May by the Russian military, but nobody knows its purpose and so far Moscow’s ministry of defence is remaining tight-lipped.

2014-28E first came to the...
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Mysterious Holes Appearing At "The End Of The World"

There is a place in Siberia known as Yamal, which literally translates as "the end of the world."

It is an area that is notorious for earth-shattering events, as this was the region where the most dangerous meteor in recent history struck in 1908 with devastating results. Thankfully, the blast occurred in a relatively...
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Malaysian Airlines Loses Another Plane In Suspicious Circumstances

Breaking news indicates that yet another Malaysian Airlines plane has been lost. Malaysia Airlines confirmed in a Tweet that it "has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow."

Later reports have now suggested that flight MH 17 was shot down and has...
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Meteor Strikes but Asteroid Passes Safely

As Asteroid 2012 DA14 approached Earth, a significant meteor strike took place in central Russia. Most experts do not believe that the two events were related, and NASA has confirmed that the asteroid has not broken up. However, smaller debris is sometimes present near asteroids, and is not generally detectable, so it is possible that such debris...
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Russians Accused of Raining on Protest Parade

A member of the Russian parliament accused the Kremlin of using chemicals to induce the torrential downpours that soaked tens of thousands of demonstrators at an anti-Putin demonstration, causing them to disband more than an hour before the protest was scheduled to end....
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