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2008-12-15 14:33:55

As polar bears adapt to a warming Arctic - frozen seascape that cleaves earlier each spring - they may find relief in an unlikely source: snow goose eggs.

2008-10-21 18:00:14

A Facebook group of northern Norwegians unhappy about losing the Winter Olympics has ballooned into a new political party in less than two weeks.

2008-09-16 03:00:21

By Brekke, Pal Space exploration is more than daring astronauts and thrilling astronomy. It has practical applications that are becoming increasingly apparent. Norway is a small but important space nation that envisions playing a larger role in this exploration than do most countries.

2008-07-12 09:00:31

By Simon Calder Karen Carpenter, get out of my head. Right now, I am aboard a polar expedition vessel just 10 degrees from the North Pole. I'm on top of the world, looking down on creation, and the only tune that's whizzing around my brain is The Carpenters' 1973 hit, "Top of the World".

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2008-03-07 12:20:00

The campaign to broadcast the first ever advertisement into space was launched today. The transmission is being directed at a solar system just 42 light years away from Earth with planets that orbit its star, '47 Ursae Majoris'.

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2008-02-27 00:05:00

Scientists from the University of Oslo announced their discovery of a fossilized, 150 million-year-old sea monster on Spitspergen, in the Arctic island chain of Svalbard. The 50 ft. sea reptile, nicknamed "The Monster", is the biggest on record.

2008-02-26 13:10:00

A vault designed to house more than 4 million seed samples from crops around the world drew attention from the global community yesterday.

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2008-02-26 08:55:00

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened today on a remote island in the Arctic Circle, receiving inaugural shipments of 100 million seeds that originated in over 100 countries. It is the most comprehensive and diverse collection of food crop seeds in the world.

2008-02-07 09:25:31

If much of civilization is ever wiped out, at least our seeds will survive.

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2008-01-23 09:35:00

Seeds Contributed by Global Network of Agricultural Research Centers Considered “Crown Jewels” of Crop Diversity


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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