russia

polar bears

Dozens of Polar Bears Overtake Russian Island and Cause State of Emergency

"Daily life is in turmoil."
Sarah Emerson
2.11.19
mars rovers

A Rover Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin is Headed for Mars in 2020

“This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore.”
Becky Ferreira
2.7.19
space telescopes

Russia Has Lost Control of Its Only Space Telescope

Mission leads are trying to reestablish contact with the Spektr-R satellite, which carries a 10-meter wide radio dish.
Becky Ferreira
1.14.19
Hacking

CYBER PODCAST: The Growing World Of APTs and Government Hackers

We spoke to EFF's Eva Galperin about government hackers and espionage operations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.26.18
Atmospheric science

Chinese and Russian Scientists Teamed Up to Manipulate the Earth’s Atmosphere

The two countries were responsible for disrupting the planet’s ionosphere in a series of experiments this June.
Sarah Emerson
12.19.18
Space

Scientists Want to Monitor Space Debris from Warming Russian Arctic

A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Becky Ferreira
11.19.18
Opinion

The Most Damaging Election Disinformation Campaign Came From Donald Trump, Not Russia

The Kremlin has been focused on undermining trust in American democracy and elections, but Donald Trump and the Republicans have done it better than Russia ever could.
Bruce Schneier
Henry Farrell
11.19.18
space stations

We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations

Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
SS7

What is SS7 and is China Using It To Spy on Trump’s Cell Phone?

The telecom industry has known about a major vulnerability in its mobile infrastructure for decades, so why was nothing ever done about it?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.25.18
Hacking

Russian Malware Was Apparently Used in an Attempt to Sabotage a Saudi Petrol Plant

Cybersecurity firm FireEye points the finger at the Russian government and a government-linked facility for creating a destructive malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.23.18
Disinformation

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.19.18
Gaming

An Example of a 2,000-Year-Old Board Game Was Found in a Secret Castle Passage

A checkers-like game was discovered in a medieval castle.
Samantha Cole
9.10.18
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