Russia is planning to blast two robot astronauts into space to work on the international space station. Scientists have developed the advanced machines, named FEDOR, to conduct rescues - even though they have recently been recently trained to use firearms. According to RIA Novosti, the robots could be blasted into space as soon as August 2019.
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Holocaust denial should not be banned on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has said. Although he described such posts as "deeply offensive", the social network chief executive said that he does not think users sharing Holocaust denial material are "intentionally getting it wrong". Following outcry from groups including the Anti-Defamation League, Mr Zuckerberg subsequently clarified that he "absolutely didn't intend to defend the intent of people who deny [the Holocaust]".
Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human populations of fishers foraged for food alongside the lakeshores.