World Aug 22, 2019

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change. The announced reason ...

Putin says 'we are not hiding' deadly test of nuclear-powered cruise missile

World Aug 22, 2019

Putin says 'we are not hiding' deadly test of nuclear-powered cruise missile

Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that a recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northwestern Russia hasn't posed any radiation threat but he remained coy about the circumstances of the mysterious incident. Speaking after talks in Helsinki with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, ...

Russian nuclear test sensors mysteriously go offline

World / Science & Health Aug 20, 2019

Russian nuclear test sensors mysteriously go offline

The operator of a global network of radioactivity sensors said Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion on Aug. 8 went offline two days after the blast, raising concern about possible tampering by Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry, which operates the two ...