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We're not really sure whether there is currently, or has ever been, life on Mars. Russia is taking a proactive approach to that whole situation and sending a spacecraft 140 million miles or so to visit the red planet with a cargo of microbial sightseers.
 
Okay, so in Russia he's called the Siberian Snowman. He's also known as Yeti, Sasquatch or the Abominable Snowman. It's a creature of legend — allegedly spotted countless times — but never actually confirmed as real for hundreds of years. With sightings of this tall, hairy and human-like beast on the rise in recent years, this might be about to change.
 
When a Russian Progress resupply capsule crashed on the way to the ISS last month, the worry was that a design flaw could mean the grounding of the only way to get astronauts to the station. Russia has now identified the cause of the crash, and while it's not a flaw in the design, it's something almost as bad.
 
The desire to build a bridge or tunnel between far Eastern Russia and Alaska across the Bering Strait has been around for at least a century, but Russia has apparently decided that now is the time to make it happen. Within 10 years, they say, you'll be able to take a train from the western hemisphere to the eastern hemisphere in under an hour.
 
Yesterday, Russia's stealthy new fifth-generation jet fighter, the Sukhoi T-50, made its public debut at an air show near Moscow. The T-50 is billed as being more agile than the F-22, which is slightly worrisome for America's new fighters. Or, it would be worrisome, if every last F-22 hadn't been grounded since May due to mechanical problems. USA!

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