Ukraine’s new government warned Russia on Sunday that the two countries “are on the brink of disaster” after an incursion by Moscow’s forces into the Crimea peninsula that has sparked a rapidly escalating international crisis.s
Russia’s parliament has unanimously approved a request by President Vladimir Putin to authorize the intervention of Moscow’s forces in Ukraine until “the normalization of the political situation” there. In response, Ukraine put its own forces on alert and warned that a Russian invasion would spark war between the two countries.
Delta Airlines announced that the miles frequent fliers earn on travel will be based more on how much they spend than how far they travel.
The Guardian reports, “a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases.”
The space agency announced a stunning success, saying that Kepler had identified 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The discovery boosts the number of verified planets by around 70 percent.
U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn ruled on Thursday that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal.
When Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, he left a trove of documents at his estate; many were thrown into a large reservoir. Journalists called divers and spent the weekend going over soggy papers in a house they had long been forbidden from entering. With the help of volunteers, more than 20,000 pages are now online.
The scope of the collapse of what once was the world’s largest bitcoin exchange took shape Friday when MtGox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan, saying it had lost track of nearly $480 million worth of the virtual currency.
Can drones, the small unmanned aircraft that are at the forefront of fields from warfare to commercial delivery systems, fly without human intervention? A team of Hungarian researchers answers yes, having created 10 drones that self-organize as they move through the air.
An independent review of 67 cases in which Border Patrol agents used deadly force found that in some of them “agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border.”