The International Space Station May Have To Be Abandoned After Yesterday’s Failed Soyuz Launch

The fallout from yesterday’s failed rocket launch is growing as questions are raised about the future of the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were lucky to escape with their lives after their Soyuz rocket experienced a problem on the way to the ISS, resulting…

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Reporting on Trump and Putin amid the war on truth

Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding on holding power to account and challenging the rise of fake news A retired spy and his daughter are found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury. Someone tried to kill them. The poison is says the would-be assassins are officers with Russian military intelligence.…

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The Science Behind Seven Of The World’s Most Horrifically Gruesome Deaths

Warning: Contains images that some might find distressing.  There’s no way around it: we’re all gonna die. One of the only certainties in life is the simple fact that death is inevitable. How we die, however, is what sets us apart. Some deaths are simple and easy, others are drawn…

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Intelligence Reports Suggest Russia Lost A Nuclear-Powered Missile At Sea

We all lose small things from time to time. Sometimes, misplaced matters can be a little more serious: losing species is never great, even if it’s just through genetic testing, and no one ever wants to lose the world’s only sample of metallic hydrogen. For now, though, it looks like…

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Brand New Space Mineral Might Be As Hard As Diamonds

Researchers have discovered an intriguing mineral inside an iron meteorite that fell in Russia two years ago. Although only microscopic crystals were discovered, the researchers were able to estimate some of its properties, including its hardness. The team think that the new mineral could be as hard as diamonds. The…

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The Accused Russian Agent as Trump Republican

Here are some things we know about Maria Butina. She is a 29-year-old white woman with an enthusiasm for guns who has attended multiple National Rifle Association events, socialized with NRA leaders and repeated NRA talking points. She attended Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2015 announcement seeking the Republican nomination for…

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‘Gay conversion therapy’ to be banned

It includes plans to introduce a national LGBT health adviser, tackle discrimination, improve the response to hate crime and to improve diversity in education institutions. Theresa May has also launched a 16-week public consultation in England and Wales about the process of gender reassignment after research showed that trans people…

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New Yorks CaseAgainst Trump May Be Prophetic

The report released by the inspector general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday painted a vivid picture of the past. It shows that in 2016, James Comey, then the FBI director, inexcusably broke the rules in advertising his department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in…

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