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The New Cold War, And Australia's Role In It

Remember the Cold War? We basically spent half a century on the precipice of worldwide nuclear annihilation. Well, like it or not, the Cold War is back. In fact, it never really ended.


A Russian Company Wants To Build A Base On The Moon

A private Russian company has announced that it is capable of constructing a new exploration base on the moon, which will cost in the region of $US9.3 billion.


Russia Building World's Largest Collection Of DNA, Called 'Noah's Ark'

The New Cold War is about to live up to its name a bit more literally. Researchers in Russia want to build the world’s largest repository for DNA, storing the genetic material of every creature on Earth, both living and extinct.


Apple Halts Online Sales In Russia Due To Seesawing Rouble

The wildly fluctuating worth of the Russian rouble currency has lead iPhone makers Apple to halt online sales in the country, as the tech giant cannot set stable prices for its wares.


Close Encounters With Russian Warplanes As Tensions Rise In Europe

Things are not looking good over the Baltic Sea. Poland has announced that Russian naval and air force activity in the Baltic Sea region is “unprecedented”, with Sweden being the most affected country, which have resulted in numerous close encounters.



The Gates Of Hell Just Opened In Russia With This Massive Sinkhole

A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It’s scary but that’s not the real bad news: a connected mine just few kilometres away sits right underneath a town full of people and houses and experts say it may collapse too.


Mysterious Huge Flash Illuminates Russian Skies, Puzzles Scientists

This is really, really weird: Multiple sightings and dashcam videos of a gigantic yellow flash that covered the skies of the Sverdlovsk region, in Russia, have been reported on the night of November 14. Scientists and local authorities still don’t know what it is or where did it come from.


Here Are The Russian Warships Headed For Brisbane

There are four Russian warships heading towards Brisbane, presumably because of Tony Abbott’s schoolyard challenge to Vladimir Putin. In the interest of national security, we thought it best to analyse the four vessels, and calculate their chance of success in any possible conflict.


Luckiest Guy In The World Today Survives Road Crash Against All Odds

Video: I never get tired of these videos in which someone is standing in the wrong spot at the wrong time yet survives a major crash against all odds. Like this Russian dude, who was standing on a road when some idiotic car driver decided to turn left while a truck was coming down the opposite lane at full speed.