Iran wants to buy a number of upgraded Russian Orion-20 amphibious planes, which can land and take off on water and ice by making use of ground effect, the extra lift of large wings when they’re used in proximity to the water’s surface.
Find out which candidate you would vote for if you were French.
Making promises is a way to get elected, but as US President Donald Trump is finding, keeping them is a lot harder. A key Trump campaign pledge, to build a “beautiful wall” along the country’s nearly 2,000-mile Mexican border, has run into a barrier of its own: finding the money to pay for it.
The Cygnus cargo spacecraft delivering the Finnish-built Aalto-2 satellite to the International Space Station.
Another in the growing list of incidents of abusive behavior by airline employees has surfaced, this time in the form of a male American Airlines flight attendant who does not know the meaning of diplomacy.
Ecuador’s authorities said on Saturday that over 30 people had been killed by powerful floods since the beginning of 2017, media reported.
Responding to an alarming rise in science denial in the West, hundreds of thousands of people in more than 600 cities around the globe are celebrating the use of science as the way to view the physical and natural world when formulating global policy.
World Press Photo is the largest and most prestigious annual award in photojournalism. Sputnik photojournalist Valery Melnikov won the award for a series of photos about the conflict in southern Ukraine.
An Egyptian man accused of terrorism by the US government has had his US citizenship revoked by a federal judge.
A second copy of the US Declaration of Independence has been found - in England, of all places.
The Breakthrough Listen project, which is the widest-scale SETI project started two years ago, has published the preliminary results of its hunt for radio signals from extraterrestrial beings. 11 potentially promising signals are currently being reviewed.
A flying electric car with a vertical takeoff - Lilium Jet - was successfully tested in Munich, making it possible to travel without traffic jams.
Serbia’s Education Ministry has instructed the teachers of the country’s secondary schools and pre-school institutions to add to their curriculums materials on sexual abuse. Many sociologists see this as an attempt to instill in the younger generation knowledge about LGBT lifestyles, which flies in the face of the traditional family values.
After a mention in the popular cartoon “Rick and Morty,” a 20-year-old packet of McDonald’s dipping sauce sold for almost $15,000 on eBay.
A comprehensive study of the bones of Homo floresiensis, nicknamed the “Indonesian hobbits” due to their miniscule stature, has revealed that they are not an ancestor of humans at all. Rather, they are an sister-species of Homo habilis, tool-using hominids that went extinct more than 2 million years ago.
ESA called for a coordinated global solution to ensure long-term sustainability of spaceflight.
Are you eating sunflower seeds? Like, right now? Quick, spit them out you idiot! A new study has shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with aflatoxin, a mold that is one of the most dangerous contaminants in the world food supply.
Elon Musk is at it again. The South African-born billionaire futurist has announced his next endeavor: a neural interface that can augment the human brain and eventually allow humans to transcend the limitations of their biological brains. Oh, and he wants it on the market in the next four years.
In Syrian Aleppo, recently liberated from the militants, a large stud farm is being revived. Before the war there were almost 200 Arabian horses costing from 300,000 to $2 million living on the farm.
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