Scientists find oil fissure in Lake Baikal's bedrock

Scientists have located a crack in the bedrock of Siberia's Lake Baikal from which crude oil seeps into the lake, and have discovered a range of organisms living in the oil, an expedition member said on Thursday.

// Aug. 07, 2008 - 14:41 GMT


Martian soil may contain toxic compounds harmful to life - NASA

// Aug. 05, 2008 - 17:44 GMT


Scientists examine how Lake Baikal 'eats' oil

Russian scientists exploring the depths of Siberia's Lake Baikal are studying the processes through which the lake's organisms digest crude oil that seeps from cracks in the bedrock, an expedition member said.

// Aug. 05, 2008 - 15:29 GMT


Russia puts off launch of Inmarsat satellite until Aug. 19

The launch of a Proton-M rocket carrying an Inmarsat communications satellite has been postponed from August 14 to 19, a Russian space agency spokesperson said on Tuesday.

// Aug. 05, 2008 - 14:38 GMT


Rare full solar eclipse to be broadcast live at www.en.rian.ru

A rare full solar eclipse will be broadcast live at http://www.en.rian.ru/ on Friday.

// Aug. 01, 2008 - 14:46 GMT


NASA mission finds conclusive proof of water on Mars

The Phoenix Mars lander mission has found the first clear sample of water ice, confirming the possibility that life may have formed on the Red Planet, NASA said.

// Aug. 01, 2008 - 14:36 GMT


August 1, 2008 - Full solar eclipse Live broadcast on www.rian.ru

// Jul. 30, 2008 - 18:52 GMT


Soyuz-ST to be launched from French Guiana in 1st half of 2009

The first Soyuz-ST carrier rocket will be launched from French Guiana in the first half of 2009, the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said on Wednesday, citing the French satellite launch firm Arianespace CEO.

// Jul. 23, 2008 - 20:06 GMT


Russian polar station SP-36 to start work in September

Russian drifting station North Pole-36 (SP-36) will start operating in early September, the hydrometeorology service's Arctic and Antarctic research institute said Tuesday.

// Jul. 22, 2008 - 18:53 GMT


Russia to offer nanotechnology for blood plasma cleaning

Nanotechnology will soon allow people to have their blood plasma cleaned relatively inexpensively, the head of Russia's Nanotechnology Corporation told his American partners during a visit to the United States.

// Jul. 22, 2008 - 15:05 GMT