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‘Reliving Icarus’ dream’: Solar-powered mission to edge of space is on
A project aiming to build a solar-powered plane, capable of climbing to a record-breaking 24,000 meters into the stratosphere, has found sponsors. The race to the edge of space is on, with a maiden flight just powered by the sun scheduled for 2017.

24.11.2014 07:11

The quick way down: Russian basejumper flies off a 3,200m peak (VIDEO)
It took him hours to get to the top, but just a matter of minutes to get back down. Russian thrill-seeker Ratmir Nagimyanov recorded his stunning decent from a 3,200-meter-high mountain in the Republic of Ingushetia, which he calls just a warm-up.

20.11.2014 15:03

Nessie a fake?? Spoilsport conservationists say Loch Ness Monster just a log all along
In a world teaming with lore and unexplained phenomena, the Loch Ness Monster has stood at the top of the paranormal pantheon for decades. Now, a woodland conservation group says the world’s most renowned monster may in fact be…a log?

22.11.2014 11:04

​Badass motion: Russia’s ‘BatTram’ explored (VIDEO)
The futuristic-looking glossy black streetcar produced by a leading tank factory in Russia has been touring the country in a bid to attract future buyers. A new video featuring the R1 at a Moscow industry expo has been released.

21.11.2014 14:01

Chelyabinsk meteor #2? Massive flash over Russia’s Urals stuns locals & scientists
An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. While locals captured the massive ‘blast’ on numerous cameras, both scientists and emergency services still struggle to explain the unusual event.

18.11.2014 20:44

'Crazy science': Russians use liquid nitrogen to reinvent #IceBucketChallenge
People around the globe oohed and aahed after freezing themselves with buckets of ice water, but for the sake of 'crazy Russian science' some went further, pouring almost 300 degrees Fahrenheit colder liquid over their heads.

18.11.2014 18:56

‘I like having my life in my own hands’: Victoria Falls highwire-walker to RT
Daredevil highwire-walker and Austrian crime author Reinhard Kleindl has shot to fame after crossing the 108 meter Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. He spoke to RT about his motivations and safety precautions.

15.11.2014 11:45

​‘No pork or alcohol’: Top London hotel being run under Sharia law?
London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel has suddenly banned the sale of alcohol, and reportedly pork, “in accordance with Sharia law” under the orders of its new Middle-Eastern owner.

15.11.2014 15:07

Burger Kings: ‘Disputin Putin’, ‘Big Obama’ on G20 menu (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Hankering for a burger of presidential proportions? Well food lovers Down Under have paid tribute to this year’s G20 summit in Australia with a range of gourmet burgers and drinks, which send up Obama and Putin (but go down so well.)

15.11.2014 14:13

Play it by ear: Obama stuns Aung San Suu Kyi with kiss
President Barack Obama gave long-suffering Burmese opposition politician, Aung San Suu Kyi, a stir by greeting his much lauded Nobel Prize winning counterpart with a big kiss on the ear during a stopover visit in Myanmar.

14.11.2014 13:03

‘Gay’ bull gets #SaveBenjy campaign for slaughterhouse reprieve
Gay rights advocates have teamed up with animal lovers in Ireland to save Benjy the ‘gay’ bull from the slaughterhouse. Activists say the badgered bovine’s only crime is his lack of libido with the cows.

14.11.2014 10:12

Drinkers of the world unite! New alcohol lovers’ app labeled Facebook for boozehounds
From premium hops, corvina grapes and single malt heaven in port pipe casks, the life of a drinker is brimming with options. Dubbed the Facebook for imbibers, a rebranded app hopes to bring carousers of every kind together no matter what their poison.

13.11.2014 12:22