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Pro-Russians storm Ukrainian navy base in Crimea - CNN.com

<b>Simferopol, Crimea (CNN)</b> -- A deadline Ukraine's acting President gave Crimea's separatist leaders to release hostages came and went without apparent incident Wednesday, after pro-Russian activists stormed the former Soviet state's navy headquarters in the region.<p>Amid signs the uneasy standoff …

‘Stop GMOs’: Russian scientists urge 10-year ban on genetically modified products

Russian scientists are calling for a 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study their influence on human health, stressing that such examinations …

Beyond Sochi: Photos Of Russia By Russians

The gap between how foreigners view Russia and how Russians view themselves is wide and as old as the country itself.<p>Russian photographer Valeriy Klamm felt that foreign photojournalists who came to work in his country arrive with the pictures they want to send back home already in their head: …

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution against Crimea referendum | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Saturday vetoed a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that declared a planned referendum on the status of Ukraine’s Crimea region “can have no validity” and urged nations and international organizations not to recognize it.<p>A vote regarding the Ukrainian …

Polls open in Crimea as residents vote on joining Russia

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Residents of Ukraine's<p>Crimearegion voted Sunday in a contentious referendum on whether to split off and seek annexation by Russia.<p>The vote is regarded as illegitimate both by the acting Ukrainian government and by the West, but is widely expected to pass. Crimea is …

Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine in 'illegal' poll

Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine in a referendum that most of the world has condemned as illegal. Early results – when 50% of the votes were counted – showed that 95.5% of ballots were in favour of joining Russia.<p>Russia's lower house of parliament will pass legislation allowing Ukraine's …

John McCain: U.S. Should Provide Long-Term Military Assistance to Help Ukraine Resist Russia

(TheBlaze/AP) — Sen. John McCain called Saturday for the United States to provide long-term military assistance to Ukraine in the face of Russian hostilities, noting that such action is “the right and decent thing to do,” CNN reported.<p>U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks during a news conference …

The Crimea Exodus Has Begun

As pro-Moscow squads are intimidating locals to vote ‘yes’ to join Russia, many Ukraine nationalists and ethnic Tatars are trying to make …

Hillary Deploys Iowa Army

Details on a pro-Clinton super PAC’s push last week show she’s miles ahead of any potential challenger for 2016.<p>The Iowa caucuses are still nearly …

Ron Paul Is Supporting Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea

The libertarian godfather has become one of the biggest cheerleaders for the "referendum" that will lead to Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian …

Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn't Near - MIT Technology Review

Futurists like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have argued that the world is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where the accelerating pace of …

Singularity

Paving the future: Ukraine’s Crimea goes to independence poll

A crucial referendum on either becoming an integral part of Russia or staying within Ukraine on conditions of wide autonomy has kicked off in the …

Crimea Voters Overwhelmingly Favor Joining Russia

Voters in Crimea overwhelmingly supported leaving Ukraine and joining Russia, officials said today, as more than 95 percent of referendum ballots …

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Want to speed-read? Soon, there may be an app for that

Boston-based start-up Spritz hopes you’ll never revert to your average human reading speed again<p>In the despair-inducing young adult novel <i>Flowers for Algernon</i>, a man named Charlie with a low IQ receives an experimental treatment that makes him temporarily way smarter than he normally is. Then he …

Scores killed in central Nigeria attacks

Gunmen have killed at least 100 people in attacks on three villages in central Nigeria, an area where long-standing disputes over land, religion and ethnicity often erupt into violence, two local government officials have said.<p>Police confirmed on Sunday the raids by Fulani herdsman late on Friday …