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Solar Power Could Be Coming Soon To Chernobyl

The atomic fallout in Chernobyl, Ukraine was one of the worst nuclear disasters in history and put around 2600 square kilometres of land out of commission. It’s been good for bad horror films and for the wildlife that has blossomed there following the disaster, but after decades of people unable to return to their homes and the property surrounding the reactor abandoned, it was only a matter of time before somebody wanted to attempt to reuse it.


Ukraine's Dnieper River Is Like A Work Of Art From Space

Image Cache: Astronaut Tim Kopra is currently orbiting Earth as part of the Expedition 36 and 37 missions, and snapped this fantastic image of Ukraine’s Dnieper River as he passed overhead last night.


Ukraine Power Outages Caused By Malware, Say Researchers

On December 23, a large swathe of Ukraine suffered a massive power outage. This week, it’s come to the light that it could have been the result of destructive malware.


Statue Of Leader From Communist Empire Transformed Into Leader Of Actual Empire

It’s always the most embarrassing part of a fallen regime. All those statues, no longer relevant. Usually they come down, hence the severed head of Vladimir Lenin recently unearthed in Berlin. But what to do with all those Lenins still standing? Turn them into the likeness of a more benevolent leader, of course.


The Dumbest Pro-Russia Hoax On The Internet

David L. Stern is a freelance writer based in Kiev, Ukraine. He’s also, if you believe several Russian media outlets, a covert CIA agent who helped orchestrate a conspiracy to shoot down an aeroplane and blame Russia. What a busy fellow!


What It's Like To Work For Putin's Internet Troll Army 

The Guardian has a doozy of a report on Russia’s secret troll army: hundreds of bloggers and commentators paid to flood the internet with pro-Kremlin posts. Two former employees gave the paper a rare glimpse inside the troll army’s headquarters.


Ukrainian Wildfires May Bring Chernobyl's Radiation Back To Life

The legacy of the world’s worst nuclear accident lives on — and it might be causing new problems, according to researchers from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research.


This Footage Of Ukrainian Aftermath Is Why We Need Drone Journalism

On Friday, 16 January, The New York Times published a report detailing Ukrainian rebels’ conflict to seize the Donetsk airport, now a bombed-out shell of its former self. Although the Ukrainian Army says it’s rebuffed the attack, it would have been the rebels’ first major advance in months since the cease fire on Sept. 5.


'High-Energy Objects' Colliding With Flight MH17 Caused It To Explode

A preliminary report by the Dutch Safety Board into what caused the devastating crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has confirmed what many already feared. The report explains that the plane was downed by “a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside”, causing it to explode in mid-air. All 298 passengers and crew aboard the flight were tragically killed.


Pro-Russian Militants Shot Down This Soviet-Era UAV Over Ukraine

This weekend, Ukraine’s band of pro-Russian militants bagged themselves a big old bird when they knocked this Soviet-era reconnaissance UAV out of the skies over Shahtersk.


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