Those Siberian holes might as well be the eye sockets of giant monsters

When I saw its thumbnail I thought this was an aerial photo of someone descending into one of those bloody Siberian holes at sunset. Then I zoomed in and saw it was a monster appearing throught the ice, created by concept designer Pierre-Etienne Travers. Which is cool because the rest of his artwork is phenomenal. » 7/29/14 11:27pm 7/29/14 11:27pm

Two new mysterious giant holes found in Siberia, scientists puzzled

Scientists have found two new mysterious giant holes in Siberia, like the one that appeared in Siberia two weeks ago. The new craters are smaller than the first but they share a similar structure. Scientists are still puzzled by the origin of these formations. Here are all the details: » 7/28/14 8:48pm 7/28/14 8:48pm

How That Giant Hole in Sibera Could Have Formed

By now, you've likely seen the mysterious, yawning hole that appeared in Russia's remote Yamal peninsula, a place whose name literally means "the end of the world." How perfectly spooky! But now that scientists made it out to investigate the hole, let's sort out the facts, conjectures, and conspiracy theories about… » 7/18/14 2:42pm 7/18/14 2:42pm

New video of mysterious giant Siberian hole filmed by investigation team

Watch new footage of the mysterious giant hole that opened up in Siberia as a scientific expedition—with the country's Emergencies Ministry represented—reaches the remote site and looks inside. An explosion below the ground is currently thought to be the most probable explanation—but the date and cause remain unknown. » 7/17/14 9:41am 7/17/14 9:41am

Mysterious giant hole suddenly appears in Siberia [Updated]

A mysterious giant hole and crater have suddenly appeared in Siberia, Russia. There are not many details right now, but the video captured from a helicopter shows a weird configuration with debris and signs of combustion around it. What the hell is this? Update: New pictures and video show the interior of the hole in… » 7/16/14 9:48am 7/16/14 9:48am

Amazing hail storm on a beach looks like the beginning of the Apocalypse

This video captured on a beach in Novosibirsk, Siberia, looks like a scene from a movie about the end of the world. People were enjoying a perfect sunny day—with temperatures of 99F (37C)—when bullet-sized hail started strafing the beach while everyone were running for their lives in panic. » 7/14/14 12:45am 7/14/14 12:45am

The Nearly Mile-Wide Diamond Mine That Helped Build the Soviet Union

Building empires takes money. And building industrial empires takes diamonds, not just for cash, but for the machines and tools that need them to operate. In a remote corner of Siberia, the Mir diamond mine was responsible for funneling diamonds into building the USSR—and it left behind a pit that stretches almost a… » 6/20/14 12:13pm 6/20/14 12:13pm

Will Smallpox Reemerge in Siberia as Corpses Thaw from Climate Change?

In an article primarily about the potential folly of holding onto stockpiles of smallpox virus for research purposes—a now-eradicated plague that humans no longer have natural immunity to and that would very likely cause a worldwide catastrophe should it escape from the lab—the BBC includes one awesomely horrible… » 2/03/14 3:10pm 2/03/14 3:10pm

DIY Siberian Astronomy Observatory Cured Alcoholics, Will Get Back…

DIY builder Mikhail Levchenko's homemade backyard observatory once made a drunken Russian give up the sauce for good after revealing Saturn's rings to him one fateful night. Now, the telescope, which has been dormant for years, is getting a push to be restored and brought back online in time for a full solar eclipse… » 7/31/08 8:45am 7/31/08 8:45am