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The Significant Downside if Trump Plays Nice With Russia?

Cody Lyon | Posted 01.30.2017 | World
Cody Lyon

In December 2016, businessman and former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page presented a lecture in Moscow at the state-run news agency Rossiya S...

Russia Media Engage in Disinformation Outside the Country, But Can't Fool Their Own People

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: The Kremlin. Everybody knows that Russia has mounted a wide-ranging disinformation campaign against the West, using propaganda veh...

Sputnik, The Ugly American, and the Push to Improve FSI Language Training

ADST | Posted 08.03.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

A Chimera is haunting the World--the Chimera of the Mysterious Russian Soul...

Lena Hades | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Lena Hades

Russians are fond of asking two vitally important questions about life: "Who is to blame?" and "What is to be done?"

Chimera of the Mysterious Russian Soul: "Who is to blame?" and "What is to be done?"

Lena Hades | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

Russians are fond of asking two vitally important questions about life: "Who is to blame?" and "What is to be done?"

Friday Talking Points -- The Knives Come Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.15.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The winner of the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award was none other than Chelsea Clinton. There's a word for what she is doing, and it is called "fearmongering."

What Sputnik Taught Us

John Ewing | Posted 05.07.2016 | Education
John Ewing

First, while it's important to acknowledge education's shortcomings, hand-wringing doesn't solve problems. Solutions come by focusing on strength rather than dwelling on weakness.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Will Be a President Who Believes in Science

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

With the outbreak of measles in the United States, we once again see a divide on how basic science and research are viewed by the leading members of the Republican and Democratic Parties.

Russia Launches Media Organization To Help Fight 'Propaganda War'

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Media

* New media outlet will operate in dozens of countries * Putin sees media as vital to his grip on power * Russia locked ...

Why Today's Biomedical Revolution is The 'Sputnik Moment 2.0'

Jay S. Walker | Posted 04.25.2014 | Science
Jay S. Walker

This time, the future isn't above us -- it's inside us.

"ART GIRLS" (R)evolution in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Even as it creates a fantastical story bringing art into everyday life via a quantum human evolutionary leap, ART GIRLS memorializes the vast raw urban spaces that made Berlin the destination for artists the world over.

Space Is Our Future

Franklin Chang Díaz | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
Franklin Chang Díaz

If you shop or make your bank transactions online, use your GPS to find where you are going, check the weather on your cell phone, then you are using these satellites.

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

PHOTOS: Sputnik Anniversary Spotlights 25 Spaceflight Firsts

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2013 | Science

The Space Age has been filled with exciting firsts. The one that started it all came 56 years ago today, when on Oct. 4, 1957 an antenna-studded satel...

World Space Week To Feature Hundreds Of Events | Mike Wall | Posted 10.03.2013 | Science

A seven-day celebration of spaceflight and exploration kicks off Friday (Oct. 4), with hundreds of events scheduled in scores of countries around the ...

To Ignite Interest In STEM, Remember Our 'Sputnik Moment'

Mary Anne Petrillo | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Mary Anne Petrillo

As I watch the unfolding story of cyber outlaw Edward Snowden skipping around the globe, I'm struck by the talented young man who employers "fought over," despite the fact that he had no formal STEM education. While many young people today are brought up with some innate sense of these skills, as Snowden was, the National STEM Conference in Austin last week dared us to imagine the innovation and creativity that could come from this future generation if they were provided the formal education to reach their full potential in these fields.

Did U.S. Have Plans To Nuke The Moon?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

A story that surfaced over a decade ago is making the rounds again this week, as some media outlets are reporting that the U.S. considered detonating ...

NASA Simply Stopped Being a Priority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Will we look back and ask ourselves whether the decision to abandon space was a wise decision? Or will historians look back and identify this decision as a textbook example of when America sacrificed long-term strategic goals for short-term interests.

First Man In Space Celebrated 51 Years After Historic Mission

Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/12/2012 12:51 AM EDT on For more than five decades, humans have been suiting up and riding rockets t...

Helping The Next Generation Find Their 'Sputnik Moment'

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's imperative that parents, teachers, government and business leaders forge public-private partnerships to help young girls and boys find their competitive streak, patriotism, personal pride, and desire to think creatively.

PHOTOS: John Glenn's Historic Space Mission, 50 Years Later

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.17.2012 | Science

Orbiting Earth seems ho-hum today, in an era when the ISS is ever-present in our skies and space tourism is a growth industry. Things were differe...

Seeing the Space Station Before Dawn

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.16.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

It may LOOK like just a dot from my backyard, but I know it's an orbital complex the size of a jumbo jet, built by 16 countries working together, and a house in space that's been inhabited continuously for more than half my life.

Area 51: What REALLY Goes On At This Top Secret Military Base? (PHOTOS)

Annie Jacobsen | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books
Annie Jacobsen

AREA 51 sits inside of the largest government-controlled land parcel in the United States, the Nevada Test and Training Range. It's a little smaller than Connecticut, three times the size of Rhode Island, and more than twice the size of Delaware.

Obama Aims To Transform America's "Rust-Belt" Into A "Tech-Belt"

John Dearborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Dearborn

President Obama and his administration are doing what they need to do: shining the brightest spotlight possible on entrepreneurship as a solution to our nation's job crisis.

Obama's "Clean Energy" Pump Fake

Tom Weis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Weis

Obama's State of the Union appeased the American public by calling for a modern day, green energy moon shot, then undercut any hope for real change by reassuring powerful, polluting corporations.