What Does a Gun Control Advocate Do in a Pro-Gun State?

As a Stanford mechanical engineering grad in 1990, Bryan von Lossberg joined NASA’s Pathfinder project, building what engineers nicknamed the “Martian Beer Cooler.” The white-cased container protected delicate electronic equipment from extreme temperatures and breakneck speeds. The project succeeded, somewhat miraculously, placing Pathfinder on Mars in 1997, despite a razor-thin budget in space terms — […]

When a Country's Biggest City Lies Outside Its Borders

It was a relatively normal campaign stop for French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron: A crowd of 3,000 tricolor-waving supporters raucously welcomed his speech in the packed hall. Never mind that the event was in London. The British capital has in recent years become a compulsory campaign stop for French politicians, and for good reason: With […]

Navy man put in charge of Russian military intelligence GRU after predecessor’s death – reports

Vice-Admiral Igor Kostyukov has become the new head of Russian Military Intelligence Directorate, sources have said. The top job at GRU, which scares the West so much, was vacant since the death of his predecessor in November. Kostyukov, who used to be the acting head of the GRU, has now fully taken the reigns at […]

WikiLeaks skewers Guardian writer for zany theory that RT is, wait for it… reporting news

A Guardian writer failed to impress WikiLeaks after furnishing damning evidence that RT has run stories on Julian Assange, Nigel Farage, and even Russia’s special forces. Do you know what this means? Neither do we. After decrying a short RT video about Russia’s special forces, Carole Cadwalladr shared a major revelation with her 220,000 Twitter […]

European Court of Justice rules Britain free to revoke Brexit unilaterally

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

VIDEO of Russian Foreign Intel Spetsnaz training shown for the 1st time on TV

Russian TV has offered a glimpse into the training of an elite special unit of the country’s Foreign Intelligence Service. The clip shows them storm a mock-up building, engage ‘terrorists’ in near darkness with sirens blaring. The footage of the SVR’s Spetsnaz unit training was run on Rossiya-1 as part of an extensive interview with […]

'The thing is done:' Khashoggi killing tape indicates hit squad was briefing Riyadh – report

The full transcript of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in a Saudi consulate in Turkey reportedly shows that one of the assassins was briefing someone on the phone as the journalist’s dismembering progressed. According to a CNN report citing a source who has reviewed the full transcript of the audio recording translated from Arabic, […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's birthday meditation in Myanmar is co cringeworthy we can't even

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s trip to Myanmar where he meditated on a “concrete floor” has brought on a barrage of online mockery for being both a cartoonish whim of the super-rich and a ‘tone deaf’ choice of country on top of that. Dorsey, with a net worth of some $ 4.5 billion, felt the righteous […]

White-hot River comeback clinches Copa Libertadores 2018 in extra time (PHOTOS)

After what seemed like an eternity of postponements, River Plate have won the Copa Libertadores 2018 5-3 on aggregate with a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over arch rivals Boca Juniors at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday. READ MORE: Boca Juniors & River Plate fans take over Madrid ahead of Copa Libertadores final (PHOTOS/VIDEO) A Juan […]