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March 27

By Paul E. Richardson & Olga Kuzmina

A random query led us down a rabbit hole to see how online translation engines are humming these days. Won't you join us?

March 23

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Does Russian St. Patrick's Day have leprechauns? After you ponder that, there's a reindeer herder fighting big oil, humans-turned-Twitter bots, and a mysterious murder.

March 16

By Paul E. Richardson

One hundred years ago, in 1917, Russia was wracked by revolution, famine, foreign war, and domestic unrest. And yet, throughout 1917, babies were born, lives were started. 


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What do radio, television, the periodic table, and helicopters have in common? Russians were involved in developing all of them – and more!