Sputnik International - Breaking News & Analysis - Radio, Photos, Videos, Infographicshttps://sputniknews.comSputnik is a major new media brand with modern multimedia centers in dozens of countries. Sputnik is uniquely positioned as a provider of alternative news content and as a radio broadcaster. Offering a fuller picture of the world with a truly diverse range of views, Sputnik tells the untold.enSputnik International - Breaking News & Analysis - Radio, Photos, Videos, InfographicsDracula Ant Crowned Fastest Animal on Earth – Reporthttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070627771-dracula-ant-fastest-animal/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070627771-dracula-ant-fastest-animal/https://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201808181067287396-army-ants-construct-body-bridge/https://sputniknews.com/science/201808071067019858-ants-attack-wasp-hive/https://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201803121062421462-ants-circle-iphone/https://sputniknews.com/viral/201807061066097487-prince-charles-served-ants/3Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:56:00 +0300The tiny insects, discovered only in 1994, remain a relative mystery for scientists. Some claim that the insects, named after the prominent vampire for feeding on their own larvae, may be a missing link in ants’ evolutionary tree.articleTechSpace Start-up Plans to Build 100-Gigawatt Laser to Launch Interstellar Probeshttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070627401-100-gigawatt-laser-probes/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070627401-100-gigawatt-laser-probes/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811061069567009-space-aliens-beacon-detection/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811161069853830-laser-tech-space-exploration-oil-china/https://sputniknews.com/science/201806101065288031-laser-cannon-space-debris/https://sputniknews.com/society/201805191064613742-scientists-mysterious-lasers-from-space/https://sputniknews.com/military/201703111051468609-china-develops-space-based-laser/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812101070567101-NASAs-Voyager-2-Probe-Departs-Solar-System/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811161069853830-laser-tech-space-exploration-oil-china/3Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:37:16 +0300Prior to sending probes into deep space, the company is going to test a 1 GW laser that would allegedly be able to deliver probes to planets in our solar system within months or even weeks.articleTechPhotos of Protective Plates From Soyuz to Be Checked for Drill Traces - Sourcehttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070623710-russia-soyuz-hole-traces/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070623710-russia-soyuz-hole-traces/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812031070336838-soyuz-iss-launch/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812031070353612-soyuzd-docking-iss/https://sputniknews.com/world/201811241070093971-soyuz-rocket-launch-iss-footage/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070601300-cosmonauts-find-soyuz-hole/3Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:42:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Cosmonauts will send to earth photos of the meteoroid protection plates which were cut off from the holed Soyuz spacecraft to be checked for the traces of a drill, a source in the space industry told Sputnik.articleTechNASA Rejected Russia's Proposal to Jointly Probe Hole in Soyuz - Sourcehttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070618247-russia-soyuz-hole-nasa/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070618247-russia-soyuz-hole-nasa/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812031070336838-soyuz-iss-launch/https://sputniknews.com/world/201811241070093971-soyuz-rocket-launch-iss-footage/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201811161069881110-russia-launches-soyuz/https://sputniknews.com/world/201811161069860111-uae-russia-roscosmos/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070592169-russian-cosmonauts-soyuz-hole/3Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:06:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - NASA did not accept the invitation of the Russian side to hold a joint investigation of August's incident when a hole was discovered in the hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, a source in the space industry told Sputnik.articleTechBrazilian Test in Russian Style: Nuclear Fuel Tensile Strength Testhttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070612726-brazil-russia-nuclear-tests/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070612726-brazil-russia-nuclear-tests/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070584199-scientists-nuclear-reactor-safety/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201812101070558087-india-world-record-nuclear-power-production/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201812101070547229-india-test-fires-nuclear-missile/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201812091070529033-royal-navy-submarine-gibraltar/https://sputniknews.com/latam/201812081070497434-russia-argentina-trade-cooperation-security-ties-development/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201811261070132633-us-russia-inf-talks/3Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:45:00 +0300According to the press service of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, its researchers have developed an efficient method of determining the tensile strength limit of reactor fuel pellets. The method is based on the Brazilian test and a new strength analysis formula.articleTechCyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure Facilities Are Sporadic – Kaspersky Labhttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070612336-hacking-attacks-pattern-kaspersky/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070612336-hacking-attacks-pattern-kaspersky/https://sputniknews.com/us/201812031070336730-kapersky-lab-us/https://sputniknews.com/business/201811271070159727-kaspersky-lab-sales/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811301070289238-us-appeals-court-upholds-dismissal-kaspersky-lab-lawsuit-filing/https://sputniknews.com/world/201812061070447061-marriott-hackers-breach-data/https://sputniknews.com/us/201812111070594322-us-chinese-hackers/3Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:49:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Hackers have not found schemes allowing monetisation of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure facilities, that is why such attacks remain mainly sporadic, Vladimir Dashchenko, the senior security researcher at the Kaspersky Lab IT company, told Sputnik on Wednesday.articleTechUS Scientists Claim Yandex.Maps Revealed "Secret" Turkish, Israeli Facilitieshttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070607652-yandex-maps-secret-facilities/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070607652-yandex-maps-secret-facilities/https://sputniknews.com/military/201810291069327116-mystery-craft-nevada-speculation/https://sputniknews.com/us/201810291069323461-us-supreme-court-pennsylvania/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201810101068762943-google-maps-mh370-update/3Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:17:00 +0300Russia's most popular web mapping service developed by Yandex in 2004 provides detailed maps of the whole world, including street views and information about traffic jams.articleTechSyria Wants to Launch First Domestically-Produced Satellite Into Orbithttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070606586-syria-satellite-orbit-launch/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070606586-syria-satellite-orbit-launch/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201811291070233617-india-imaging-satellite-reaches-orbit/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201811251070109253-roscosmos-satellite-system/https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201811151069821309-syria-s-300-systems-satellite-images/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812071070470242-china-saudi-satellites/3Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:04:00 +0300DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syrian Minister of Communications and Technology Iyad Khatib stated the need to develop the country's space programme and launch its first satellite into orbit, the ministry said on Tuesday.articleTechRussian Cosmonauts Find Hole in Soyuz Spacecraft During Spacewalkhttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070601300-cosmonauts-find-soyuz-hole/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812121070601300-cosmonauts-find-soyuz-hole/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811251070117288-iss-toilet-bugs-threat/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201811061069556745-roscosmos-computer-glitch-iss/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812061070426278-usa-nasa-spacex-dragon-launch-cape-canaveral/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812071070494820-ISS-Live-Feed-Cut-Out-Mystery-Orb/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201811161069881110-russia-launches-soyuz/2Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:15:00 +0300KOROLEV (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) - Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko removed part of micrometeorite protection of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft's hull and discovered a hole under it, a Sputnik correspondent reports from the Russian Mission Control Center (MCC), where the Russian cosmonauts' spacewalk is broadcast.articleTech‘Full Extent’ of Russian Meddling on Google in 2016? $4,700 Spent on Ads (VIDEO)https://sputniknews.com/us/201812111070598758-full-extent-russian-meddling-4700-google/https://sputniknews.com/us/201812111070598758-full-extent-russian-meddling-4700-google/https://sputniknews.com/us/201811291070239975-google-filtering-us-house/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201811031069477273-mh370-google-maps-hack/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812011070307135-google-conservative-media-censorship-debate/https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201812061070453182-google-demand-search-algorithm/https://sputniknews.com/military/201812081070513592-dunford-google-criticism/3Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:47:23 +0300Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that the “full extent” of so-called Russian meddling activity that took place on the platform during all of 2016 was $4,700 spent on some digital advertisements.articleUSRussian Cosmonauts Inspect Hole in Soyuz MS-09 Outside Space Station (VIDEO)https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070592169-russian-cosmonauts-soyuz-hole/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070592169-russian-cosmonauts-soyuz-hole/https://sputniknews.com/world/201811101069683650-iss-soyuz-space-walk/https://sputniknews.com/world/201811241070093971-soyuz-rocket-launch-iss-footage/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201811011069413741-soyuz-sommission-failed-launch/3Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:00:00 +0300The small fracture on the hull of the Soyuz spacecraft was found after an air leak occurred on the ISS in late August. The cosmonauts subsequently patched the hole, while Roscosmos and the spacecraft manufacturer Energia have launched probes to determine how the hole appeared.articleTechTolerant Fuel: Scientists Learn to Boost Nuclear Reactor Safetyhttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070584199-scientists-nuclear-reactor-safety/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070584199-scientists-nuclear-reactor-safety/https://sputniknews.com/world/201810251069210867-zambia-russia-envoy-npp-visit/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201810031068555876-belgium-concrete-buclear-plants/https://sputniknews.com/science/201809211068239547-US-Nuclear-Building-Micro-Reactor/3Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:20:00 +0300Scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI have developed a new coating for nuclear reactor fuel element containers. This will make it possible to create tolerant nuclear fuel by manufacturing containers with protective chromium-content coating for irradiation inside the Modernized International Reactor (MIR).articleTechRussian Communications Watchdog Fines Google $7,520https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070579994-goodle-fine-roskomnadzor/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070579994-goodle-fine-roskomnadzor/https://sputniknews.com/military/201812081070513592-dunford-google-criticism/https://sputniknews.com/viral/201811021069464159-craft-netizens-us-military-object/https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201811221070023013-google-france-online-independence-claims/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070569591-usa-google-plus-shutdown/2Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:34:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor fined Google 500,000 rubles ($7,520) for non-compliance with the law, which envisions the removal of links to resources with illegal information from search results, Roskomnadzor chief Alexander Zharov said.articleTechMillion-Year-Old 'Zombie' Bacteria Living in Deep Earth a 'Challenge to Science'https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070577292-zombie-bacteria-deep-earth/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070577292-zombie-bacteria-deep-earth/https://sputniknews.com/science/201810221069093627-headless-chicken-monster-sighting/https://sputniknews.com/science/201802061061416105-bacteria-resistant-found-germany/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811291070224351-Touch-screens-McDonalds-London-Feces/https://sputniknews.com/viral/201810161068939916-ice-bacteria-threat-emergence/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811261070137822-bacteria-infect-iss-antibiotic-resistant/3Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:29:00 +0300Scientists have drilled the seabed and sampled microorganisms in the subsurface to confirm that the Earth's pristine depths are home to a whole new world - and its size is mind-boggling.articleTechAustralian Regulator Calls for Laws Limiting Google, Facebook Activitieshttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070570810-australian-regulator-calls-laws-goole-facebook/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070570810-australian-regulator-calls-laws-goole-facebook/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812101070549025-market-power-facebook/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201812071070492126-italy-data-facebook/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812071070490345-facebook-down/https://sputniknews.com/us/201812061070430340-usa-facebook-private-data-selling/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812051070420320-facebook-whitelists-blacklists/https://sputniknews.com/interviews/201811301070284626-facebook-environment-activism-campaign/https://sputniknews.com/us/201812061070430340-usa-facebook-private-data-selling/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070569591-usa-google-plus-shutdown/3Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:26:00 +0300The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which is the country’s competition regulator, recommended overseeing the commercial activities of Google and Facebook in order to protect smaller tech firms.articleTechGoogle to Speed up Shutdown of Google+ After Data Breachhttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070569591-usa-google-plus-shutdown/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070569591-usa-google-plus-shutdown/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812011070307135-google-conservative-media-censorship-debate/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811281070184341-Consumer-Groups-FTC-Investigate-Google-Tracking/https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201811231070073294-google-roduct-cybersecurity/https://sputniknews.com/military/201812081070513592-dunford-google-criticism/https://sputniknews.com/viral/201812071070472644-google-conspiracy-alien-base-antarctic/3Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:55:39 +0300WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Google will shut down its Google+ service application programming interfaces (APIs) within 90 days after the discovery of another bug that compromised users' data, the company announced in a blog post.articleTechNASA OSIRIS-REx Mission Discovers Water in Clay Deposits on Asteroidhttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070569140-nasa-bennu-asteroid-discovery/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070569140-nasa-bennu-asteroid-discovery/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812011070300133-nasa-telescope-contract-infrared/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811301070293527-nasa-chides-musk-pot-smoking/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811281070208677-us-nasa-moon-space/https://sputniknews.com/viral/201812101070553929-nasa-roscosmos-iron-man/3Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:08:45 +0300WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A NASA mission has discovered the presence of water inside clays on the asteroid Bennu, the US space agency said in a press release.articleTechHappy Space Trails: NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Departs Solar Systemhttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812101070567101-NASAs-Voyager-2-Probe-Departs-Solar-System/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812101070567101-NASAs-Voyager-2-Probe-Departs-Solar-System/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812071070493445-china-moon-program/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812051070392735-China-Will-Launch-Probe-Moon-Far-Side/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811261070126719-nasa-to-land-insight-probe-mars/https://sputniknews.com/science/201810091068738610-Voyager-2-Soon-Leave-Solar-System/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812031070356923-NASA-Craft-Explores-Asteroid-Killer-Course/3Mon, 10 Dec 2018 23:17:00 +0300On December 10, the Voyager 2 probe became the second man-made object to leave our solar system, crossing the barrier between the sun’s area of influence and the wilds of interstellar space. Only its sister probe, Voyager 1, has made this journey before.articleTechRussian Scientists Reveal How Mars Mission Will Impact Astronauts' Lifespanshttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812101070551620-mars-mission-lifespan/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812101070551620-mars-mission-lifespan/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811261070150268-NASA-InSight-Final-Approach-Mars-Landing/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811261070126719-nasa-to-land-insight-probe-mars/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811141069813536-NASA-Live-Stream-Mars-Rover-Landing-Since-2012/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812081070504878-mars-wind-sound-sample-nasa/3Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:27:00 +0300Russia's Roscosmos, NASA, the European Space Agency, and China's National Space Administration have all made plans to send manned missions to the Red Planet sometime in the next few decades. However, important details about such missions, including the radiation astronauts will face as they travel through the solar system, remain to be calculated.articleTechConsumers Concerned Over Data Collection, Power of Facebook, Google - Watchdoghttps://sputniknews.com/science/201812101070549025-market-power-facebook/https://sputniknews.com/science/201812101070549025-market-power-facebook/https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201812041070378199-google-political-attack/https://sputniknews.com/viral/201810291069303623-trump-911-lies-justify-political-rallies/https://sputniknews.com/science/201811211070014558-google-glitch-us/https://sputniknews.com/us/201812061070430340-usa-facebook-private-data-selling/3Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:07:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) voiced on Monday its concern over the extent to which Google and Facebook are collecting user data in order to enable target advertising.articleTech