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Report: The White House Hacked By Russians

The Washington Post reports that computers at the White House were hacked recently by people possibly working for the Russian government. The NSA and FBI are investigating the attack, which we only found out about thanks to information from an “ally”.


Live Your Cosmonaut Fantasies With This MIR-Replica Sidecar

Ever wanted to sail through space on an mechanically unsound rust bucket while drinking Vodka from a sippy cup? Now you can! This MIR replica Ural sidecar pays homage to the pioneering Soviet space station.


Fireballs And Wolves: The Horrifying Story Of The First Spacewalk

Almost 60 years ago, we took our first steps into the big, black nothingness of space. Or more specifically, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov had the honour of taking the very first space-dip. But this was a rush job — a means for the Soviet Union to shame the US and win the space race once and for all. Which they did! While nearly killing every single astronaut on board in the process.


Monster Machines: Why The US Navy Is So Concerned About These Russian Missiles

Some folks question why the US Navy would need such exotic weapons as the Phalanx and SeaRAM systems, or even electromagnetic rail guns. These Russian-made, radar-guided anti-ship missiles are two such reasons.


Cuba's Abandoned Communist Nuclear Reactor

Just 90 miles off the tip of Florida lies a half-baked, abandoned relic of the Cold War-era arms race — what was once going to be a joint Cuban-Soviet nuclear reactor. Thank God it never panned out. Because not only do we now have these incredible shots from photographer Darmon Richter, but every last aspect of this thing would have been a total and utter disaster.


Study Shows Most Serious Cyberattacks Are Coming From Inside The US

When we think about where hackers come from, China is probably the first country that comes to mind — for good reason too. Russia’s maybe next in line. But a controlled experiment by cyber security researchers shows that the vast majority of attacks actually come from a very familiar place: the United States.


That Fireball Over The US Was Just A Russian Spy Satellite

Relax, guys. That fireball from a few weeks ago? You know, the “rocks with glowing red and orange streaks” that everyone noticed one night? Experts agree it was just a Russian spy satellite breaking up over the Rockies. Everything’s fine, nothing to see here.


This Giant Russian Ship Is Toting Two Submarines

America’s isn’t the only military to rely on heavy-lift transport vessels, the unusual class of utility ship that helped ferry the crippled USS Cole home for repairs. Russia has just released a series of photos documenting the slow return trip to the Zvezdochka shipyard for a pair of its Akula II-class submarines, the Bratsk and the Samara.


A Smartphone Vote Saved This Iconic Russian TV Mast

You’re looking up and through the Russian Shukhov Tower, a 92-year-old structure that was used to transmit TV signals until 2002. Having fallen into disrepair, it’s now being saved — thanks to a smartphone vote.


Terrifying Dash Cam Video Shows What It Is Like To Be Inside A Tornado

Video: According to the Youtube description, this video — published yesterday in Reddit but shot last year — captures the moment when a tornado violently hits a village in Bashkiria, Russia. The hair-raising footage was taken from a car’s dash cam that stayed on even when the tornado was passing right over it.


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