Stunning photos taken by the two Russian daredevils atop Shanghai Tower

Check out these incredible photos taken by Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, the two Russian daredevils who climbed the second tallest building in the world—the 2132-foot Shanghai Tower. The contrast of the lighted clouds and the sleek towers make it look like a snap from a futuristic Earth. I guess we are living in … » 2/14/14 11:25pm 2/14/14 11:25pm

Watch Two Crazy People Climb the World's Second Tallest Building

At this point, we've all seen the insane Russian dudes who dangle off of tall things. But that looks like child's play when you see these Ukrainian guys scale the second tallest building in the world. Like, they literally go to the very top. » 2/12/14 11:15am 2/12/14 11:15am

10% of U.S. Electricity Comes From Old Russian Nuclear Warheads

This is basically the least worst thing that can happen with Russian nuclear bombs! For the past twenty years, the Russians have been turning 500 tons of uranium from decommissioned nuclear weapons into nuclear fuel for the United States. It's called the Megatons to Megawatts program. The last shipment from that 1993… » 12/11/13 5:23pm 12/11/13 5:23pm

This Colossal Dam Keeps Russia's Capital City Above Water

When Tsar Peter the Great founded the former Russian capital city of Saint Petersburg more than 300 years ago, he intended it to provide a "window on the Baltic." Turns out, that window was more of a screen door. To protect itself, the city built a dam that took almost 300 years and $3.85 billion to complete. » 9/09/13 2:00pm 9/09/13 2:00pm

These Guys Are Now the Craziest Climbing Russians of All Craziest…

What the goddamn hell is wrong with these Russians? First some mad ones climbed some towers. Then a crazy dude climbed up a skyscraper. Then some other nutcases spidermanned a bridge. And now these ones, who are just completely out of their mind. » 6/03/12 7:45pm 6/03/12 7:45pm

This Avatar Android Will Perform Life-Threatening Work on the ISS

There are certain areas of the International Space Station that most astronauts would rather not visit—like the exterior. But sometimes, somebody has to clamber around out there, looking for hull cracks. That's when the ISS calls on Russia's SAR-400 telepresence assist-droid. » 4/25/12 11:30am 4/25/12 11:30am

The Tragic Story of a Russian Cosmonaut Who Was Sent into Space…

Vladimir Komarov, a cosmonaut, knew he was going to die when he left Earth for space on the Soyuz 1. His friend Yuri Gagarin, the first human to reach outer space, knew Komarov would too. But Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union, wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Communist Revolution with a… » 3/20/11 8:00pm 3/20/11 8:00pm