Returning to Earth Has Never Been So Beautiful

The three crew members of International Space Station Expedition 42 returned safely to Earth early in the morning of Thursday March 12th after a 167-day mission. Their journey was stunning. » 3/12/15 4:45am 3/12/15 4:45am

This thunderstorm might be crazy but Kazakhstan looks beautiful

Kazakhstan looks nothing like what Borat showed me! All jokes aside, the nature in the country looks amazing. Wanho Lim put together some timelapse footage for the Kazakhstan National Museum of his month in the country and came away with some stunning shots. That thunderstorm, especially. » 9/25/14 11:05pm 9/25/14 11:05pm

What could Apple possibly want with a dam in Oregon? Is raising condors with hand puppets going just a bit too far? Why should we all start eating prickly pears? Hey, it's time for this week's Landscape Reads. » 4/16/14 3:20pm 4/16/14 3:20pm

10 Decaying Giants That Still Guard the Spirit of the Soviet Union

When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ceased to exist in 1991, propaganda art began to disappear, and once-grand social realist murals, reliefs and all manner of mosaics have dwindled. But in the Republic of Kazakhstan, locals still walk the streets under the watchful eyes of five-story tall cosmonauts,… » 11/07/13 9:20am 11/07/13 9:20am

A Children's Treasury of Insane Designs for Kazakhstan's World Expo

The architectural rendering is a subtle knife. It can be used to convince, intimidate, and generate laffs—or all three at once, if you’re really good. Such is the case with this collection of renderings, which show proposed designs for the upcoming 2017 World Expo in Kazakhstan. » 8/28/13 10:32am 8/28/13 10:32am

A Russian Rocket Just Exploded Over Kazakhstan as It Launched

A Russian rocket just crashed seconds after it was launched from a spaceport in Kazakhstan. Footage from local news channels shows how the rocket wobbled through the sky as it rose into the air, before disintegrating and falling back to Earth. » 7/02/13 3:43am 7/02/13 3:43am

Are Spacecraft Killing Thousands of Antelopes In Kazakhstan?

Three years ago, 12,000 rare and endangered antelope carcasses were mysteriously found in Kazakhstan. Nobody knew what happened to them. Exactly one year later, people found 450 new dead bodies. No causes were found. Now, they have found another 1,000 corpses and nobody knows what is killing them yet. » 6/04/12 9:21am 6/04/12 9:21am

Kuwait Played Borat's Hilariously Obscene Fake Anthem as the Real…

Winning a sporting event while representing your country is supposed to be a moment of pride—standing atop the medal podium, hearing your national anthem, feeling all your hard work pay off. Not for this Kazakhstan athlete in Kuwait. Kuwait accidentally blared Borat's obscene parody anthem thinking it was… » 3/23/12 11:40am 3/23/12 11:40am

Kazakhstan's Glorious Brand New Metro Is the Only Clean Subway You'll…

Kazakhstan isn't the first country I'd associate with modernism and gleaming infrastructure, but according to photos from English Russia, I'm dead wrong: the Almaty Metro is gorgeous. And, shocking to any urbanite, gorgeously clean, like Star Trek with more maids. » 1/24/12 1:00pm 1/24/12 1:00pm

Google Cuts Off Kazakhstan Search as They Don't Wish to "Create Borders…

The country Kazakhstan has changed the way it allows websites to be accessed, with all websites with a .kz domain now required to have their hosting within the country. After the whole China debacle, Google's not au fait with that at all. » 6/08/11 7:30am 6/08/11 7:30am

Industry in Kazakhstan Looks Like Armageddon

In the city of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, hellfire begets progress. What you're looking at is metallurgical grade silicon, or raw molten silicon ready to be used in the auto industry for things like electrical steel. Or, you know, Terminators. [English Russia] » 4/09/11 7:00pm 4/09/11 7:00pm

Kazakhstan Getting Futuristic Architectural Overhaul

Jak sie masz! My name-a Borat. You see building on top? That is where I pick up many prostitute in Kazakhstan. Building maker Eric Owen Moss take down this special place to put up his crazy space building. Now where do the prostitutes go? How my sister find job? What they think this is? Dubai » 11/06/08 7:40pm 11/06/08 7:40pm? [ via via ]

Soviet Outpost In Kazakhstan Slated To Be America's Spaceport For Four…

Baikonur is the former Soviet spaceport that put Yuri Gagarin into space and—despite regime change and an uncomfortable proximity to Borat—is still active. This year it provided the launch pad for American billionaire Charles Simonyi and the first Malaysian cosmonaut, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. According to the AP, once… » 10/22/07 3:00pm 10/22/07 3:00pm

FYI: Kazakhstani Internet Starting At The Low, Low Price Of…

Yes, you read that right. In Borat's beloved homeland of Kazakhstan, the national internet service provider is charging $3,350 per month for DSL service. If you're ever in Kazakhstan and that seems a little pricey, dial-up is availible for $111 per month. If you need more speed, you can go all out and pay $22,032 for… » 7/27/07 3:59pm 7/27/07 3:59pm

Capital of Kazakhstan to be Covered in Gigantic Tent; Gizmodo HQ Moving…

Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, will soon become one of the coolest cities in the world. Why, you ask? Because they're planning to build a 500-foot-high "tent" over the entire metropolis to keep it warm in the winter. It'll be made from a special material that absorbs sunlight to give the effect of summer… » 12/11/06 12:37pm 12/11/06 12:37pm