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Native Americans May Have Originated From Siberia
2013-11-21 04:43:08

[ Watch the Video: Bones From Siberia Share Similar DNA To Native Americans ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers sequencing the genome of the 24,000-year-old skeletal remains of a young Siberian boy have discovered that DNA from his gene pool could be responsible for over one-third of the ancestry of all modern Native Americans, according to a study appearing in the journal Nature. Investigators from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History...

2009-09-23 09:45:54

U.S. and Indian scientists say they have conducted the first genome-scale analysis of the relationship of the ancestral populations of India to modern groups. The international team was led by Associate Professor David Reich of the Broad Institute of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Lalji Singh, former director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, India. The researchers said they analyzed more than 500,000...


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Eurasian Brown Bear, Ursus arctos arctos
2012-05-07 12:39:36

The Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) can be found throughout northern Eurasia. Also known as the European brown bear and the common brown bear, this subspecies of brown bear has a conservation status of least concern. This status was given to the species as whole, but local populations are dwindling. The range of this bear includes Northern Russia, Europe, the Pyrenees which is on the border of France and Spain, Baltoscandia , and many other small populations inhabit a number of...

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2007-01-19 12:40:24

The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat of European and Siberian forests. It is one of the major predators. It has grey to reddish fur with black spots. The pattern of the fur is variable. Lynxes prey on hares, rodents, foxes, and even roe deer.

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2007-01-19 11:20:11

The Eurasian Pygmy Shrew (Sorex minutus), often shortened to Pygmy Shrew, is a widespread shrew of northern Eurasia. It is the only shrew native to Ireland. Active throughout the day and night, the Eurasian Pygmy Shrew is one of the smallest shrews. It lives up to sixteen months and never hibernates. It has grey-brown fur and measures around 1.57 to 2.36 inches (40 to 60 mm) when full grown. It has a hairy tail that may be as long. It lives in undergrowth and leaf litter.

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2006-09-04 13:14:22

The Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto, also called the Eurasian Collared-Dove, or simply the Collared Dove, is one of the great colonizers of the avian world. Its original range was warmer temperate regions from southeastern Europe to Japan. However, in the twentieth century it expanded across the rest of Europe, reaching as far west as Great Britain by 1953, and Ireland soon after. It also now breeds north of the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia. It is not migratory. It was...

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2006-08-17 16:38:18

The Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) is a tiny owl. It is found in the boreal forests of Eurasia, usually at the edges of clearings. It nests in old Woodpecker holes, often those of the Great Spotted Woodpecker. This is a sedentary species, resident throughout the year in its range. This Starling-sized bird hunts at dawn and dusk, rather than in total darkness. It preys on birds and small mammals, such as voles.

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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