Russia’s only space radio telescope Spektr-R (RadioAstron) is not responding to commands from Earth, according to Roscosmos adviser Alexander Bloshenko. The warranty period of the telescope's active operation elapsed in 2014.
Space January 13, 2019
A rocket Russia launched on Nov. 30 was supposed to leave four objects in orbit. The U.S. military, however, noticed that the rocket left five orbital objects, one of which may have the ability to destroy satellites in orbit.
Space December 5, 2018
Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin wanted to put the conspiracy theories surrounding the 1969 moon landing to rest. He joked that he will create a mission to verify if the United States really made it to the surface of the moon.
Space November 27, 2018
Roscosmos boss Sergey Krikalev revealed the results of their investigation on the Oct. 11 Soyuz mishap. He identified a failure on the sensors onboard that caused one of the booster to crash to the rocket.
Space November 1, 2018
On Thursday, Russia's Roscosmos sent a satellite in orbit in a Soyuz rocket. The event took place two weeks after a manned Soyuz launch had to make an emergency landing due to a malfunction.
Space October 26, 2018
The commander of the ISS, Drew Feustel, responded to the theory that a recent leak was caused by one of his crew. In August, astronauts found a hole in a Soyuz capsule that had caused pressure within the lab to drop.
Space September 13, 2018
Parts of Yakutia region in Siberia were blanketed in a chilling darkness for three hours when the sun disappeared from view. No explanations have been offered as to what could have caused this mysterious event.
Earth/Environment July 30, 2018
A company said that it has found a Russian shipwreck containing $132 billion of gold bullion and coins. The company hopes to begin salvage works to recover the ship and its rumored gold in October.
Earth/Environment July 23, 2018
Russia's Roscosmos space agency reportedly approved plans to send two humanoid robots to the ISS. The FEDOR robots were trained to fire pistols using both arms, operate a drill and drive a car.
Robotics July 22, 2018
Russian investigators announced that the remains of the last of the Romanovs have been authenticated by DNA tests. The latest results came on the 100th anniversary of the brutal killing of the imperial family.
Ancient July 17, 2018
The Russian spacecraft Progress 70, also called the Progress MS-09, docked into the International Space Station in the quickest time that was never achieved before. The spacecraft will remain in orbit until January 2019.
Space July 10, 2018
What really caused the Tunguska event 110 years ago? Scientists believe it might have been a near-surface space rock explosion or an icy asteroid impact, but the answer remains a mystery.
Space July 1, 2018
A fireball asteroid struck Russia near the city of Lipestak on June 21. Although NASA promised to track asteroids, it failed to spot this one until after it reached the Earth.
Space June 25, 2018
Russian scientists with Roscosmos are working on a laser cannon that will shoot down space debris. There are over 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth.
Space June 12, 2018
Anonymous sources revealed that Roscosmos, the agency responsible for cosmonautics program for Russia, might undergo budget cuts within the next three years. The looming shortage may happen amid SpaceX’s continued advancement in its future Mars mission.
Space June 9, 2018
Scientists found two new prehistoric species in Russia that date back over 250 million years ago. The discovery will help explain a mass extinction that occurred during the mid-Permian period.
Ancient June 8, 2018
Between 2015 and 2017, Russian trolls purchased 3,400 Facebook ads to influence the election. The trolls often posed as supporters of different interest groups and posted fake status updates.
Internet May 10, 2018
The Russian government has ordered that Apple and Google remove Telegram from their respective app stores. Telegram has over 200 million users as they can communicate private messages with each other.
Apps/Software April 17, 2018
Russia confirms it plans to send humans to the moon and subsequently build a lunar space station there. The space race for the modern era, with heavyweight players the likes of SpaceX, seems to be in high gear.
Space April 14, 2018
A Russian woman died after she was given formaldehyde instead of saline during an operation. The woman went in a for a routine surgery and lost her life because of the mistake.
Medicine April 10, 2018
The alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Wiltshire, England that was exposed by British MP Theresa May once again brings the use of nerve agents to international attention. What exactly are nerve agents and what do they do?
Biotech March 20, 2018
Russian television recently aired some footage of the ongoing Syrian War. The problem with the footage is that it wasn't real, as it aired gameplay from the computer game 'Arma-3.'
Video Games February 26, 2018
Twitter decided to deal with the effects of Russian meddling by deleting the tweets from Russian troll accounts. Two hundred thousand of those deleted tweets were leaked.
Defense February 20, 2018
Facebook released a new tool that lets users know if they liked Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. Fake news was spread all over Facebook and Instagram by Russian-backed trolls.
Apps/Software December 28, 2017
Facebook said that it’ll roll out a new tool later this year that will help users determine if they’ve liked or followed a Russian propaganda account. This is the latest in a series of updates that address its fake news problem.
Internet November 24, 2017
The 17-foot remains of a Steller's sea cow was found in a Russian beach. The now-extinct animal was hunted to extinction 27 years after it was discovered.
Animals November 22, 2017
Russia's efforts to divide America used Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and even 'Pokémon GO.' The mobile game was exploited by a fake Black Lives Matter campaign that was linked to the Kremlin's Internet Research Agency.
Internet October 13, 2017
Hackers working for the Russian government were able to steal classified documents from the NSA after a contractor placed the files on his home computer, which was running Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. Did the security company work with the hackers?
Security October 6, 2017
Twitter discovered over 200 accounts on its platform that were used by Russia to help sway the results of the 2016 presidential election. The company suspended some of the accounts, but a senator said that Twitter's actions are not enough.
Internet September 29, 2017
Facebook has confirmed that a Russian group purchased $100,000 worth of advertisements during the 2016 U.S. election. Those ads reportedly aimed to divide and polarize people with differing political beliefs.
Internet September 7, 2017
Uber has agreed to a merger of its ride-hailing service in Russia with rival Yandex. The transaction is another loss for Uber after exiting China last year, as the company backs off from a once very aggressive international expansion push.
Business Tech July 14, 2017
Kaspersky is willing to grant the U.S. government access to its source code to prove it's not in bed with the Russians. Such a move, however, could have deeper implications and might not even ease current concerns.
Security July 3, 2017
The Mayak CubeSat satellite is set to become one of the brightest artificial objects in the night sky once it gets into orbit and unfurls its pyramid-shaped solar reflector. What are the objectives of the crowdfunded space project?
Space June 30, 2017
A version of the Petya ransomware hit several countries worldwide and Ukraine had it the worst. The attack looks like ransomware, but things may not be as they seem.
Security June 29, 2017
The Soyuz 2-1v rocket of Russia has launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia, but with no official details on its payload. It's more likely a geodetic satellite, according to reports.
Space June 26, 2017
Over the last decade, it seems like every major tech company has faced antitrust charges for business practices in Europe. Microsoft just got hit with another, this time by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
Microsoft June 7, 2017
Intercepted communications of Russian officials reportedly revealed that the Russians thought they had Michael Flynn in their pocket. Moreover, Russian officials thought they could use their relationship with Flynn to influence Donald Trump.
Feature | Culture May 20, 2017
China and the European Space Agency are bracing for collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and many other joint programs. ESA has been hard selling the 'Moon Village' as an international launching pad for deep space missions.
Space April 27, 2017
Russia is willing to discuss the extension of the lifespan of the International Space Station to 2028 with its international partners. But why does research on low Earth orbit count amid bigger Mars ambitions?
Space April 10, 2017
Russia could extend its partnership with the United States, Japan, Canada, and Europe for the ISS. Roscosmos previously stated that it would support the ISS mission until 2024.
Space April 5, 2017
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of price-fixing in Russia. The company could face a fine of up to 15 percent of its sales in the country.
Apple March 16, 2017
Russia’s space agency has announced a recruitment drive for budding cosmonauts, expected to be part of the country's manned moon mission. Russia remains in the race against the United States and China, eyeing a moon landing by 2031.
Space March 16, 2017
The Department of Justice is accusing four people of being participants in the hacking attacks launched against Yahoo. The data breaches, which affected over a billion users, were previously claimed to be connected with the Russian government.
Security March 15, 2017
China is setting up a mega national park in the northeastern part of the country bordering Russia with the aim of protecting endangered species like Siberian tigers. The new park is expected to dwarf the United States' Yellowstone National Park
Animals March 14, 2017
President Donald Trump maintains that he has no ties with Russia as the FBI continues its investigation, but researchers say the odd computer server connection may be an innocent one.
Feature | Tech March 10, 2017