Russia’s ‘Batshit Crazy’ New Super-Weapons Are Mostly Hype

The power of the Kremlin's new supersonic and atomic missiles are exaggerated, experts say.
David Axe

100 Dildos Used in Protest of Trump-Putin Summit Are Free on Craigslist

Prankster Jeff Jetton used the dildos to cover the Wall Street Charging Bull statue with phalluses earlier this week during the Helsinki Summit meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Rachel Pick

Trump's Stupid ‘Where Is the DNC Server?’ Conspiracy Theory, Explained

Trump refuses to believe all the evidence that Russia hacked the DNC, because he understands nothing about how digital forensics works.
Jason Koebler
space war

Trump Thinks a Militarized ‘Space Force’ Is a ‘Great Idea’

He may be referring to a proposal that died in the Senate last year.
Becky Ferreira

Vladimir Putin’s Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Is ‘Batshit Crazy’

"This will feed directly into the US nuclear and missile-defense lobby agenda and help them make their case for boosting US capabilities."
David Axe
no chill

Putin Demonstrates New Missiles With Visualization of Nukes Hitting Mar-a-Lago

‘Listen to us now,’ Russia’s president said while teasing new nukes.
Matthew Gault
Not a Drill

Russia Is Deploying Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Defend Its Arctic Oil Claims

The surface-to-air system is built for cold and can shoot down cruise missiles in the rapidly warming, potentially oil-rich Far North.
David Axe
search engines

How Russia Polices Yandex, Its Most Popular Search Engine

Google said it would demote Russia Today and Sputnik, but the Russian government has tried to control what news appears on Yandex for years.
Louise Matsakis
Soft Power

In the Midst of Global Turmoil, Russia’s Science Community Reboots

I took a five-day tour of Russia’s leading scientific research centers. This is what I saw.
Becky Ferreira

US Response to DNC Hack Targets One of the Most Notorious Russian Cybercriminals

It's unclear whether this means the hackers are suspects in the DNC hack.
Joseph Cox

Memo to Trump: We’re Already Updating the US Nuclear Arsenal

Recent rhetoric from the US President-elect was 'baseless and reckless,' and we already have more nukes than necessary.
Matthew Gault
Donald Trump

Environmentalists Want Tillerson to Testify About ExxonMobil’s Climate Deception

Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, is expected to be chosen as Secretary of State. Many environmentalists worry that American diplomacy could become an extension of fossil fuel interests.
Sarah Emerson