Facebook unblocks account of Russian embassy in Slovakia
Apr20

Facebook unblocks account of Russian embassy in Slovakia

Facebook has unblocked the official account of the Russian embassy in Slovakia, the embassy’s spokesperson Nikolai Levshunov told TASS. “The page is available again,” he said. “Unlike the fake account, this page contains truthful information.” According to Levshunov, Facebook unblocked the embassy’s account after sorting the situation out and ensuring that the account actually belonged to the Russian embassy....

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Planet-sized ‘waves’ spotted in the Sun’s atmosphere
Mar30

Planet-sized ‘waves’ spotted in the Sun’s atmosphere

Huge ripples in Earth’s atmosphere called Rossby waves help to steer the planet’s jet streams and weather patterns. Now, a study in Nature Astronomy offers the best evidence yet  that similar large-scale features also exist on the Sun1. Rossby waves were  discovered in Earth’s atmosphere in the late 1930s. Driven by a planet’s rotation, they’ve been seen in the atmospheres of other planets, as well as in Earth’s oceans. In...

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Solar system’s weirdest moon: Seas of methane & ‘electric sands’
Mar30

Solar system’s weirdest moon: Seas of methane & ‘electric sands’

While Saturn’s largest moon Titan may appear Earth-like at first glance, with liquid oceans, mild breezes, and sandy beaches, new research by scientists at Georgia Tech shows it truly is an alien world unlike anything we know here on Earth. “If you grabbed piles of grains and built a sand castle on Titan, it would perhaps stay together for weeks due to their electrostatic properties,” Josef Dufek, the Georgia Tech professor who co-led...

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‘Go back to Moscow’: Kuznetsova tennis fans distastefully jeered at Miami Open
Mar29

‘Go back to Moscow’: Kuznetsova tennis fans distastefully jeered at Miami Open

Fans of double Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova were subjected to jibes during the Russian’s Miami Open round of 16 match versus American Venus Williams on Tuesday. As Williams was serving for match point, Kuznetsova fans cheered “Sveta,” a diminutive of her given name, only to be met with “go back to Moscow” by one member of the crowd....

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Taboos KO’d by Pakistan’s mother-daughter boxing duo
Oct31

Taboos KO’d by Pakistan’s mother-daughter boxing duo

Slim, powerful, and with an unwavering gaze, 19-year-old Razia Banu jabs at the face of her opponent — her own mother, a widow inspired to join her daughter in smashing taboos in Pakistan’s sultry port city Karachi. Mother and daughter are both dressed in loose athletic gear, with scarfs wrapped around their heads instead of helmets, as they punch one another in an exhibition bout at the Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Lyari,...

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