Imagine getting in your car and being able to drive to London. The head of Russian Railways is trying to make this possible with a major highway project that would connect New York all the way to Europe.
The incredible meteor strike in Russia's Ural Mountains might make you wonder, has anything like this ever happened before? We know that in prehistory we have evidence of large objects striking the earth. Since 1900, the largest and best known meteor strike is the 1908 Tanguska Event.
So much for South Africa, Northern Russia is now the home to the planet's largest cache of diamonds. The Russian government releaved publicly recently something they've kept under wraps for decades: an asteroid impact crater near the Arctic Ocean contains 100 times more diamonds than the rest of the known world's reserves.