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Russia Face Onslaught Of The Siberian Plague

As global warming melts the permafrost, anthrax and other pathogens arise from their centuries-old slumber. Russian scientists have contained an outbreak of the Siberian plague, a bacterial infection known in the West as anthrax, but they believe global warming will … Continue reading

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Lenin Stroke Death Still A Mystery To Doctors

The patient founded a totalitarian state known for its “merciless terror,” Dr. Victoria Giffi told a rapt audience of doctors and medical students on Friday afternoon. He died suddenly at 6:50 p.m. on Jan. 21, 1924, a few months before … Continue reading

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The Collector hacks 272 million email password

It may be time to update the password for your email. Usernames and passwords for more than 250 million stolen Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and other accounts are being swapped around in Russia’s criminal underworld, according to Reuters. These stolen … Continue reading

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The Ten Most Alcohol-Dependent Nations Now

Britain may well have an booze problem, particularly if Louis Theroux’s sobering documentary Drinking To Oblivion is anything to go by, but it’s by no means the country with the biggest dependence on alcohol. The map below uses 2014 data … Continue reading

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Maria Sharapova may have the ban overturned

Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio Olympics after WADA said it was unable to establish how quickly the drug, outlawed since January 1, cleared the human … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Death Of The 1st Man In Space

On April 12, 1961—55 years ago —Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin launched into the great beyond, becoming the first human in space. When he came back to Earth, Gagarin was looked upon as not just a hero, but the very embodiment … Continue reading

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Wild Tiger Number Rising 1st Time In 100 Years

The world’s count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a century, with some 3,890 counted by conservation groups and national governments in the latest global census, wildlife … Continue reading

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The Nine Nations Armed With Nuclear Weapons

Nine countries in the world have access to nuclear weapons, with a combined total of roughly 16,000 warheads, according to the Arms Control Association. Of these nine nations, America and Russia control 93% of the total arsenal of nuclear weapons. … Continue reading

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Panama Web Of Global Corrupts & Tax Cheats

Mossack Fonseca is not a household name, but the Panamanian law firm has long been well known to the global financial and political elite, and thanks to a massive 2.6 terabyte leak of its confidential papers to the International Consortium … Continue reading

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News Aggregator Truthfulness Law For Russia

Imagine if everything that showed up on Google News had to go through Google GOOG -0.14% first for fact-checking. That’s the situation that might arise in Russia, hitting foreign and local web giants, such as Yandex, alike. Russia has tight … Continue reading

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