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2006-05-30 10:52:37

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A frozen "Noah's Ark" to safeguard the world's crop seeds from cataclysms will be built on a remote Arctic island off Norway, the Norwegian government said on Tuesday.

2006-05-30 10:50:00

A frozen "Noah's Ark" to safeguard the world's crop seeds from cataclysms will be built on a remote Arctic island off Norway, the Norwegian government said on Tuesday.

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2005-12-22 08:11:45

A study released just in time for Santa's nocturnal sleigh ride suggests his reindeer, at least, won't be tired. That's because the day/night cycle at Arctic latitudes is so irregular that reindeer have long ago disposed of all but the faintest of the circadian clocks that humans and other animals are saddled with.

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2005-10-05 07:15:08

Living microbes found in what could be 1 million-year-old ice on a remote Arctic island support the theory that the frozen planet Mars could also sustain life, researchers said Tuesday.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.