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2008-02-22 19:04:35

A theory has long existed that native groups of people in the Americas found their way onto the continents by crossing the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska on a land bridge. A study in Thursday's Science revealed that there is further evidence that this actually occurred, and that people from Siberia are genetically linked to these natives. Genes of 938 people from 51 places were studied by scientists at Stanford University in California. In each subject, 650,000 DNA locations were...

2008-02-13 09:03:44

The epic journey by which the Americas were first settled has been a great mystery for centuries. Did it happen by land or by sea? Did it happen one dozen or so millennia ago or three dozen? The answer might be "yes." New findings reveal the settling of the New World did not come in a single burst, as is suggested by most theories, but was, in a way, a play with three acts, each separated by thousands of generations. The first stage of this voyage involved a gradual migration...

2008-02-13 03:50:00

The epic journey by which the Americas were first settled has been a great mystery for centuries. Did it happen by land or by sea? Did it happen one dozen or so millennia ago or three dozen? The answer might be "yes." New findings reveal the settling of the New World did not come in a single burst, as is suggested by most theories, but was, in a way, a play with three acts, each separated by thousands of generations. The first stage of this voyage involved a gradual migration of people...

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2008-01-04 09:50:00

TOKYO -- Frozen in much the state it died some 37,500 years ago, a Siberian mammoth undergoing tests in Japan could finally explain why the beasts were driven to extinction - and shed light on climate change, scientists said Friday. The calf, unearthed in May by a reindeer herder in northern Siberia's remote Yamal-Nenets autonomous region, is virtually intact and even has some fur, though the tail and ear of the animal dubbed "Lyuba" were apparently bitten off. "Lyuba's discovery is an...

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2006-07-21 11:35:00

Scientists worldwide are watching temperatures rise, the land turn dry and vast forests go up in flames. In the Siberian taiga and Canadian Rockies, in southern California and Australia, researchers find growing evidence tying an upsurge in wildfires to climate change, an impact long predicted by global-warming forecasters. A team at California's Scripps Institution, in a headline-making report this month, found that warmer temperatures, causing earlier snow runoff and consequently drier...

2006-07-09 17:08:30

By Ivan Stoyanov IRKUTSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian investigators begin piecing together the last moments of Sibir airlines flight 778 on Monday and passengers' relatives will learn if their loved ones were among at least 122 people who died. The Russian Airbus A-310, on a domestic flight from Moscow, failed to stop when it touched down in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday and veered off the runway, crashing into a building and bursting into flames. Investigators hope the...

2006-06-15 13:40:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tons of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said on Thursday. This vast carbon reservoir, contained in permafrost soil in northeastern Siberia, contains about 75 times more carbon than the amount released into the atmosphere each year by the burning of fossil fuels, the researchers said in a statement....

2006-03-19 13:35:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - French adventurer Nicolas Vanier drove his team of dogs on to Moscow's Red Square on Sunday at the end of an 5,000-mile odyssey through the world's biggest country. He said the hardest part was not the freezing Siberian wilderness, but early spring weather in the last few days, which melted the snow and forced him to fit wheels to his sled to reach Moscow. Vanier's journey, from Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia to Moscow, was the equivalent of traveling just under a quarter...

2006-01-20 01:56:59

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's coldest winter in a generation killed another seven people overnight on Friday as forecasters said the Arctic spell that has brought temperatures of down to minus 30 Celsius in Moscow would continue. The morning temperature in Moscow rose slightly, with a bitter northern wind. But Russia's weather center said on its Web site that daytime temperatures would stay well below minus 20 Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) for at least another five days. Emergency...

2005-08-15 09:30:00

MOSCOW -- Russia, which is scrambling to contain a bird flu outbreak in Siberia, warned the world on Monday that migrating birds may export the deadly virus to Europe and the Middle East in coming months. The outbreak, previously confined to five remote areas of Siberia, appeared to be moving westward on Monday after the virus hit a major industrial region -- Chelyabinsk in the Ural mountains which sever Asia from Europe. And officials said the virus, which can kill humans, was likely to...


Latest Siberia Reference Libraries

Baikal Seal
2013-05-01 12:55:55

The Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica), also known as the nerpa or the Lake Baikal seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family that is native to Lake Baikal located in Siberia. This species is one of three seals that reside solely in fresh water areas. It is not known exactly how these seals came to inhabit such an isolated area, but some experts assert that a sea-passage was formed that linked the Arctic Ocean and Lake Baikal. The Baikal seal is one of the smallest of all true seal species,...

Asia
2013-02-19 13:06:23

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It is located mainly in the eastern and northern hemispheres covering 8.7 percent of the Earth’s whole surface area and making up 30 percent of its land area. With about 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60 percent of the world’s current human population. This continent has a high growth rate in the modern era. For example, during the 20th century, Asia’s population almost quadrupled. This continent is defined as making up the...

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2007-08-23 05:39:49

The Siberian Mountain Weasel (Mustela sibirica), is also known as the Siberian Weasel, Kolinsky or Himalayan Weasel. It is a rust colored relative of the weasel family. Siberian weasel fur makes the finest water color or oil paint brushes and is especially sought after by artists. The so-called kolinsky sable-hair brush is produced using the winter fur of the male Siberian weasel, not sable.

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2005-06-09 08:35:22

The Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) is an auk, similar in appearance to the Atlantic Puffin; this bird's bill is yellow at the base and red at the tip. It is a pelagic seabird that feeds primarily by diving for fish. They nest in colonies, often with other auks. The yellow bill plate grows before the breeding season and is shed later. They have a small fleshy black "horn" above their eyes. They have a white face with a dark line extending from the back of the eye and red feet....

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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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