Russia may introduce online voting as early as in 2021 – official

Russia may introduce online voting as early as in 2021 – official

A member of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has told reporters that the country might introduce online voting, similar to systems used in Switzerland and Estonia, for the 2021 parliamentary elections. “Considering the scale of the Russian Federation’s territory we have to start using internet voting. I think that we will possibly do something already in […]

Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

The Russian Upper House Committee for Constitutional Law has approved a bill that aims to simplify the procedure for the early release of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses. Once the new bill is passed into law, the Russian government will specify the formal procedure under which convicts should apply for the cancellation of their punishment […]

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Top Story Humans use an ability known as theory of mind every time they make inferences about someone else’s mental state — what the other person believes, what they want, or why they are feeling happy, angry or scared. Behavioral studies have suggested that children begin succeeding at a key measure of this ability, known […]

Early pebble paintings rewrites the natural history of Arabia

Early pebble paintings rewrites the natural history of Arabia

Maria Guagnin By Jake Buehler Art carved into rock by prehistoric people can tell us a lot about the places they lived. Now rock engravings in north-west Saudi Arabia suggest that the region was once home to a host of unexpected animals. Skeletal remains are the best record of wildlife in prehistoric ecosystems. However, very few of […]