Russian researchers in Antarctica say they have successfully drilled through more than two miles of ice to reach a vast lake that has been sealed off from light or air for at least 14 million years. If living organisms are found in the lake, it would greatly boost hopes of finding life on other worlds.
The head of Russia's space agency said it is 'suspicious' that most of the program's accidents occur in places that Russian radars can't reach.
North Korea's propaganda machine gave Kim Jong-il supernatural powers, creating a mystique around the leader. Next up: his son Kim Jong-un.
An international trio of astronauts blasted off in a Russian Soyuz rocket Wednesday, and are en route to the International Space Station.
After decades in Afghanistan, a Monitor journalist offers a memoir and field report.
A protest vote against Putin's United Russia party in parliament is being followed by sustained protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Putin is still headed for the presidency, but if he doesn't fix corruption, Russia risks the stagnation of the Brezhnev years.