Gagarin's background made him stand out from his cosmonaut class of brilliant and talented pilots, and helped him become the first human in space.
It's absolutely worth a trip all the way to Yekaterinburg, Russia just to visit this stone keyboard installation. Or maybe not.
A group of Russian robot enthusiasts builds their own walking robot on a shoestring budget.
If you're planning to drive in Russia, you better get yourself a good dashboard camera, and not just for the occasional meteor.
Just a few hours ago, a very large meteor passed over Russia. Details are still sparse, but there are reports of a massive shock wave shattering windows, and videos showing a blinding flash as the object passed overhead.
Advanced Intelsat-IS27 communications satellite lost in the Pacific Ocean
The late Steve Jobs was one of the leading innovators of the last 20 years. International tributes began just after his death, and a new monument continues that effort.
When the Space Shuttle retired last year, it wasn't the last old-school spacecraft. That would be Russia's Soyuz, which had its first mission in 1967.
Russia has been sending Soyuz capsules into space since the late 1960s. As spaceships go, they're simple, cheap, and dead nuts reliable, but the design is old enough that taking a Soyuz capsule much beyond Earth orbit isn't really an option. We've just heard that Russia has finalized the design for a new spacecraft that will be able to take humans all the way to the Moon.
Trampolines can be tons of fun, but with most of them there isn't enough room to try out anything truly spectacular.