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Microbes Found Speciating In Russian Hot Spring
2012-02-22 09:04:50

Despite still being in close proximity to one another in an acidic, boiling habitat of a hot spring in Kamchatka, Russia, two groups of genetically indistinguishable microbes parted ways and began evolving into different species and even exchanged genes from time to time.

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2010-10-29 06:03:26

Twin volcanoes on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula erupted on Thursday, pumping massive ash clouds miles into the air, diverting flights and covering nearby towns in thick, heavy ash.

2008-09-26 15:00:33

The Russian Kamchatka Peninsula contains major gold and silver reserves, a Institute of Volcanology and Seismology scientist said Friday.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]