A German professor has defended the national school initiative “Better Smart Than Drunk,” which offers the nation’s teenagers the opportunity to drink alcohol in a controlled setting to learn about its effect.
Millions of Chinese citizens and businesses have been placed on a government blacklist banning them from accessing financial markets and traveling by air or train as a result of being declared ‘untrustworthy.’
The first Israeli lunar lander has been launched from atop of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Professor Oded Aharonson of the Weizmann Institute, who is a mission scientist for SpaceIL, has shared his thoughts about the launch in an interview with Sputnik.
Odd formations and shapes have been revealed in a set of newly-released images following the speedy flyby of a remote asteroid by a NASA spacecraft, raising new questions for planetary astronomers.
Earlier in the day, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido claimed that trucks with humanitarian aid crossed the borders of Brazil and Colombia into Venezuela.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US observation aircraft Boeing OC-135B should fly over the territory of Russia from February 18 to February 23 from the Khabarovsk's Noviy ("New") airfield in compliance with the Treaty on Open Skies, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
Thousands of people are expected to hold a protest at Media City UK in support of right-wing activist Tommy Robinson. Sputnik discussed the protests with Mitch William, a former EU adviser and founder of the platform the Daily Debate, who attended the demonstration.
The public has come up with a variety of reactions to Microsoft employees questioning the visual augmentation contract from last November, whereby their top-notch engineering products would be delivered to the battlefield. While many signed a petition in solidarity, others stressed that the deal is common practice and serves the nation’s interests.
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