VICE visits a commune in Siberia in hopes of meeting a man who claims to be Jesus and has a following of thousands.
VICE.com investigates what it suspects are North Korean labor camps operating in the forests of Siberia.
Kim Jong Il, the absolute dictator of North Korea, made a very rare trip outside the protection of his own borders this past August, albeit on a heavily armored private train. The reason for the trip was a meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to talk about forming deeper trade and labor alliances between the two countries. This would all seem quite normal and boring if it weren't for the fact that a) nothing is ever normal when it comes to North Korea and, b) Vice happened to also be in the Amur region at the exact same time as Kim Jong Il. But we were there to track down a different kind of North Korean in Siberia: slaves.
Science writer Annie Murphy Paul discusses new research that shows how much we learn in the womb.
When does learning begin? As I explain in the talk I gave at TED, learning starts much earlier than many of us would have imagined: in the womb.
They don't call it being "sent to Siberia" for nothing.
An unmanned Russian rocket successfully lifted off with a cargo of supplies for the crew of the International Space Station on Sunday, two months after a similar rocket crashed in Siberia.
Satellite failures could become more commonplace, scientists have warned, as the amount of space debris reaches a "tipping point."
A Russian space freighter carrying cargo to the International Space Station has crashed in a remote area of Siberia, Russian emergency officials said Wednesday.
The Apache chief Geronimo was still alive, as were the outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, not to mention the former slave Harriet Tubman, and the first nurse, Florence Nightingale, and the writers Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy. Every one of them was drawing breath on October 14, 1908, and thus capable of seeing the Chicago Cubs win the World Series that afternoon, something they rather famously haven't done again in 103 years.
A cargo plane crashed in the Russia's East Siberia, apparently killing all eleven people on board, Russian transport officials reported Tuesday.
A Russian plane carrying 46 passengers and crew made an emergency landing in Siberia after a technical fault was discovered in one of its engines, a Russian official said Saturday.
At least six people were killed and another three were seriously injured in a plane crash in western Siberia, a Russian Emergency Situations Ministry official told CNN Monday.
Russia sent emergency fire-fighting aircraft over Siberia's Taiga forests and residential areas to battle 200 new wildfires raging over the past 24 hours, the Emergency Ministry said Saturday.
An overlooked female pinkie bone put in storage after it was discovered in a Siberian cave two years ago points to the existence of a previously unknown prehistoric human species, anthropologists say.
A driverless van has completed the longest-ever trip by an unmanned vehicle, beginning in Italy and arriving in China, covering 13,000 kilometers (8,077 miles), researchers said.
An entire village in southern Siberia was burned to ashes by a new wave of wildfires Wednesday, leaving more than a thousand homeless, authorities said.
The search resumed Saturday for six sailors missing after their tugboat sank in the Laptev Sea off Siberia's northern coast, Russian news agencies reported.
A passenger plane crashed Monday night near the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia in southeastern Russia, killing all 15 people aboard, the Ministry of Emergencies said, according to Interfax.
The death toll from explosions at a Russian mine climbed to 30 on Monday as rescue efforts resumed in western Siberia, the nation's Emergency Situations Ministry said.
Bugsy Siegel, in the 1991 film "Bugsy," walked into the desert and envisioned a glittering gambling palace.
As many as 62 workers are still missing Tuesday, a day after an explosion at Russia's largest hydroelectric plant killed 12 people, a government official said.
Water pipes burst during repair work Monday at Russia's largest hydroelectric plant, causing an explosion that killed at least 10 workers and left 68 missing, Russian Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu told reporters.
He has been caught on camera firing a tranquilizer dart into a Siberian tiger and has co-piloted a fighter jet. Now Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has added to his action-man credentials with a series of photographs showing a recent adventure vacation to Siberia.
Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's largest and most biologically diverse lake, faces the prospect of severe ecological disruption as a result of climate change, according to team of U.S. and Russian scientists.
Bidding failed to meet expectations Saturday on a uniquely complete skeleton of a Jurassic-era dryosaurus -- a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur -- so it was no-sale for the centerpiece at an auction of rare skeletons, fossils and other prehistoric memorabilia.
A 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton is on the auction block in New York.
Two satellites, one Russian and one American, have collided some 800 kilometers (500 miles) above Siberia, the Russian and U.S. space agencies, said Thursday.
On Scene: At a Russian recruitment center in North Ossetia, soldiers of all ages are eager to join the cause
It produced a blast hundreds of times stronger than the Hiroshima bomb, was seen hundreds of miles away and narrowly missed obliterating an entire city -- but 100 years to the week after the mysterious explosion in Siberia, no one is any closer to understanding what caused it.
There is such a thing as being out of time: of looking at a map in your bedroom and realizing the most intriguing bits of the world have already been explored, that many indigenous groups had already been ruined by modern life, that vast tracts of rainforests or deserts or seas had also been spoiled by progress, that climbing Everest has become just another sport.
Election authorities placed some of the ballot booths for Khotkovo in a psychiatric hospital. At least it insured a turnout
Astronomers are hoping for a spectacular high-impact collision as asteroid 2007 WD5 zooms toward Mars
Floods and droughts have pushed world wheat prices to record levels, and the problem threatens to get a lot worse
An 88-year-old Estonian man has been charged with genocide for helping deport hundreds of his countrymen to Soviet camps in 1949, the Estonian prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
A controversial list comes out with few surprises at the top but with one dramatic shift among elite colleges
It's an irony that even Al Gore might appreciate. As global warming causes the polar icecaps to recede, potentially oil-rich seabeds are being uncovered beneath the Arctic Circle in the suddenly navigable -- and drillable -- territory.
At least 35 miners were dead and three missing after a methane gas explosion Thursday at a coal mine in southwestern Siberia, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said, Russia's Interfax news agency reported. Officials said 179 miners were rescued -- seven of them were injured.
Time passes slowly in Novosibirsk. In front of the opera house on Red Prospect, skateboard kids skid off the plinth of the Lenin statue. The tilting chimneys of roadside hovels, rusted auto husks, ...
I'm standing on the corner of 52nd Street and Sixth Avenue in New York City. At this time, the thermometer is grazing 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Factoring in the effect of the wind, which is blowing do...
Time passes slowly in Novosibirsk. In front of the opera house on Red Prospect, skateboard kids skid off the plinth of the Lenin statue, chewing on Afghan nuswar, which calibrates the brain to a low buzz. Rusted auto husks and the tilting chimneys of roadside hovels appear to have slouched into poses over many decades. At the boat hotel on the Ob River, the cook does not hurry with the kasha. The capital of Siberia, Russia's thirdlargest city, Novosibirsk in winter offers few explicit charms.
Hopes of saving three missing men faded on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach them in a Russian coal mine where 107 died in one of the the country's worst mine disasters.
Hopes dimmed, as rescue teams searched for survivors, a day after an explosion ripped through a coal mine in southwestern Siberia, killing 107 people, officials said.
At least 75 miners are dead, a number that could rise, and at least 43 are missing after a methane gas explosion Monday at a coal mine in southwestern Siberia, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said.
With all the preseason hype following a certain Colombian driver from Formula One, it's easy to fall into the trap of believing Juan Pablo Montoya is the only driver running for rookie of the year in NASCAR's top series.
Russian oil is again flowing through Belarus, but the three-day shutdown has raised yet more concerns about how reliable the world's second-largest oil exporter really is.
A fire at a mental health hospital in Siberia killed eight people a day after a fire at a Moscow drug treatment facility killed 45 women, Russian media reported.
My style is to macromanage, except that I will always, at some point, go deep into whatever my team is working on. If we are launching a new magazine, I'll spend a few days giving them feedback. I ...
Relatives have been struggling to come to terms with the loss of all 170 people aboard an airliner that crashed in Ukraine, as investigators combed the wreckage for bodies and clues to the disaster.
A Sibir Airlines passenger jet with 200 people on board veered off the runway early Sunday while landing at Irkutsk Airport in eastern Siberia, crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames, killing at least 124 people, according to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.
An Airbus A-310 passenger jet with 200 people on board left the runway early Sunday while landing at Irkutsk Airport in eastern Siberia, crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames, killing 150 people, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
Dr. David Olson has had patients in a remote region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He has treated people in the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia near the Black Sea and in a gulag prison hospital in Siberia. He has had patients in a northwest Uganda town called Arua.
Scientists with NASA's Stardust mission said they have found "fire and ice" in dust from the tail of Comet Wild-2, findings they called surprising on Monday.
Judging by the $23 billion it earned last year, these should be the best of times for Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant that ranks third among the top five Western oil companies. But Wall Street isn't celebrating. Instead, analysts are worried that buried beneath the record profit figures are worrying signs of a business in decline.
Judging by the $23 billion it earned last year, these should be the best of times for Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant that ranks third among the top five Western oil companies. But Wall Street ...
Oil prices turned down Wednesday on a government report that showed both crude and gasoline inventories climbed last week.
Eric Shogren storms the food counter at MyMy, a cafeteria in downtown Moscow. He's a big train wreck of a man: wild hair, half-tucked red polo shirt, blue blazer straining to contain his burly chest. Shogren reaches over the loaded trays of two tiny Russian women in line and starts criticizing the food. Can you believe this? he barks, stabbing an accusatory finger at the desiccated chicken and lamb entrees that sit baking under a heat lamp. And look at the potatoes--and the cake! the American businessman bellows. It's slop! Tasteless mediocrity!
rint) or the fact that haggling is expected--even at department stores and websites. Then there's the huge range in prices: If you have a $2,900 budget and want a queen-size innerspring bed, you could purchase the high-end hotel mattress beloved by seasoned travelers, along with the best linens a lot of money can buy. Or you could deck out aSn entire bedroom. Whatever makes you most comfortable. --JULIE MIHALY ...
Eric Shogren storms the food counter at MyMy, a cafeteria in downtown Moscow, reaches over the loaded trays of two tiny Russian women in line and starts criticizing the food.
One of Asia's busiest borders might be sealed if the deadly H5N1 bird flu starts spreading from human to human, according to a media report.
Europe's top health officials met Thursday to discuss ways to thwart the spread of bird flu as the deadly H5N1 virus that has now hit the continent reared its head again in east and Southeast Asia.
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When was the last time you heard about a bold CEO who has bet the company on some big, hairy project that may never pay off? Has the age of compliance turned executives into wimps with a calculator...
A Russian plane crashed as it tried to make an emergency landing in Russia's far north, killing 28 of the 52 people aboard, officials say.
The space rock that carved Meteor Crater in Arizona hit the planet much more slowly than astronomers once figured, but still 10 times faster than a rifle bullet.
Volatility always spells investment opportunity, and the global oil market still offers plenty of both. Most energy stocks have already enjoyed a good run, but the risks to the global oil supply, r...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in China to mark 55 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations and to seek a further boost in bilateral trade.
Chechen never has been an easy territory for Russia -- or for its current President, Vladimir Putin.
Sen. Zell Miller, of Georgia, was the keynote speaker Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. Miller, a Democrat, has broken with his party and sided with President Bush on such issues his handling of the war against terror. Here is a transcript of his remarks:
Here are details of some of the most serious crashes involving Russian planes in recent years, as reported by Reuters news agency:
Agent 47, the ultimate assassin in "Hitman: Contracts," has never looked better. And the gameplay is intense.
A total eclipse of the moon will occur on Tuesday, May 4, which is the third such event in less than a year's time.
The death toll from a gas blast at a Siberian colliery rose to 40 on Sunday as hopes dimmed of finding any more survivors despite rescuers digging with their bare hands to reach them.
A gas explosion at a Siberian colliery has killed at least 36 miners and rescue teams are combing a vast shaft for about 11 others missing underground, officials in the region told reporters.
Three people have been killed and 12 others injured in a coal mine explosion in Siberia, according to Russian emergency officials.
Even for seasoned denizens of the snowbelt, white stuff on the ground can mean white knuckles on the steering wheel. But while no one would dream of donning flip-flops to shovel the driveway, many ...
Randy Robarge, a nuclear power plant supervisor, never intended to be a whistleblower. To Robarge, raising concerns about the improper storage of radioactive material at ComEd's Zion power plant on...
As business startup tales go, they don't get much more improbable: A young American basketball player from Chicago's South Side strikes up a conversation with an older gentleman, a Swiss financier,...
THE HUMAN SPIRIT knows few bounds, and no place proves that right now more than Russia. Western investment keeps rising, almost in step with the growing chaos. Foreign managers and advisers have ha...
That yard sale that used to be the Soviet Union keeps on offering Westerners some great buys in high technology. But Thermoplane, pictured above in its hangar outside Moscow, still sits waiting for...
EUROPE is starting 1993 in a sour mood. The march toward economic and political unity has begun to look more like a parade of stragglers. With recession deepening and widening, big layoffs seem imm...
THE OLD SOVIET UNION is still a potential superpower -- in oil. The independent republics, particularly Russia, may well have up to a quarter of the world's undiscovered oil, about equal to what's ...
Jim Rogers usually gets what he wants. This boyish, blue-eyed Alabamian, 49, wanted to get rich, which he did in the 1970s managing the Quantum Fund with renowned investor George Soros. They stunne...
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More than 150,000 striking miners paralyzed the coal industry in Siberia and parts of the Ukraine. They wanted better wages and working conditions and more say in running the pits. Their boss, the ...
The arresting new idea out there is something called ''cultural literacy,'' and it is all spelled out in a best-selling book by E. D. Hirsch Jr. bearing that title and subtitled What Every American...
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