THE BRITISH government is close to releasing the findings of its inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, a fugitive member of Russia’s FSB security service (formerly the KGB). Litvinenko died in 2006 at the age of 44, poisoned with radioactive polonium-210. Reports indicate that Litvinenko, who had defected to England, was killed after exposing links between the Russian mafia’s illegal drug trade and associates of Vladimir Putin.
WE’RE ALL going to live forever. Transhumanists just want to do it without dying. Today we discuss the drive for immortality through technology, which to us–living forever with unregenerate hearts–sounds like a recipe for Hell on Earth.
We also discuss several stories related to Russia: Putin’s goals in the Middle East, a possible partnership with Israel to develop the Leviathan natural gas field, the ongoing investigation into the crash of Metrojet flight 9268 in the Sinai, Russian programmers plant viruses on sensitive Pentagon computer networks, and the founder of Russia Today (RT) found dead in Washington, D.C.
AN ASTEROID will fly by Earth on Halloween at only 1.3x the distance of the Moon. If that wasn’t eerie enough, the asteroid, nicknamed “Spooky”, has been identified by astronomers as a dead comet — and it just happens to look like a human skull.