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8000-Year-Old Mutation Key To Human Life At High Altitudes

8,000-Year-Old Mutation Key To Human Life At High Altitudes

Julie Kiefer, University of Utah In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged as much on...

Latest Tibet Stories

2014-08-21 23:07:46

Ventours International, A Rebecca Recommends Endorsed Company, extends service to include Tibet Tibet (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Tibet has long been a desired destination for travelers looking to explore the mysterious mountaintop kingdom. Prayers flags whip in the wind against the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas and the low rumble of chanting monks fill the otherwise silent temples. Referred to as “The roof of the world’, access to Tibet is challenging due to high elevation and...

2014-08-15 23:05:36

Tibet Vista Tour (http://www.tibettravel.org), the top local travel agency, says that August is the best month to visit Tibet to experience exotic Tibetan culture in 2014. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 “August is a rainy season, but tourists to Tibet will increase instead of decreasing because various traditional festivals are going to be celebrated,” said Mr. Kunga, an experienced tour guide of Tibet Vista Tour. "The major festivals are Ganden Thangka Festival, Horse...

2014-07-25 23:06:12

This year 2014, a sacred year for pilgrims and a peak season for travelers will bring thousands of visitors to Mt. Everest. Tibet Vista (http://www.tibettravel.org) offers tour packages to Mt. Everest at favorable prices. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Mt. Everest (also known as Mt. Qomolangma), the world's highest mountain with an 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) height, is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, a border area between Nepal and China. With magnificent and...

2014-07-20 23:01:57

Tibet Vista (http://www.tibettravel.org) updates the latest news of Mt. Kailash travel. Travelers who are interested in visiting Mt. Kailash can follow the guidelines easily. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 Every year, thousands of people will visit Mt. Kailash owning to its special importance in both tourism and religion. As the main peak of the Gandise Mountains, Mt. Kailash is the most famous holy mountain in Asian history. With 4 distinct sides, the gigantic pyramid has a round cap...

2014-07-13 23:02:41

Tibet Vista (http://www.tibettravel.org) launches Tibet luxury tour program to meet the rapidly rising market demand. This program is expected to attract more high-end customers who are eager to experience a luxury journey in Tibet. Lhasa,Tibet (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Specialized in Tibet tour services, Tibet Vista launches Tibet luxury tour program to meet the rapidly increasing market demand. This program is expected to attract more high-end customers, who are eager to experience a luxury...

tibetans and denisovans
2014-07-03 05:17:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A gene acquired from an extinct cousin of modern humans is responsible for helping Tibetans adapt to high altitudes, according to new research published online by the weekly science journal Nature on Wednesday. Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and Chinese genomics organization BGI-Shenzen found that Tibetans acquired the ability when their ancestors mated with Denisovans or individuals related to the...

2014-06-26 23:11:27

Tibet Vista Tour (http://www.tibettravel.org), the top local tour operator, announces the top five Tibetan style hotels in Lhasa. These hotels offer travelers an authentic experience of local culture. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Over the past 1,000 years, Tibet has developed an unique culture inseparably linked to its geography and Tibetan Buddhism. Staying in a Tibetan style hotel is one of the best ways to explore local culture. Tibet Vista, which has over ten years’ experience...

2014-06-22 23:03:46

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is now promoting tailor-made tours to the region. Tibet (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is now promoting tailor-made tours to Tibet. Mount Kailash, is one of the major tourist attractions in Tibet and Himalayas that has both natural and spiritual significance attached to it. Along with Mount Olympus and Mount Fuji, it is one of the most sacred mountains in the world. The holy mountain is revered in several...

2014-06-21 23:04:31

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is now promoting tailor-made tours to the region. Tibet (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is now promoting tailor-made tours to Tibet. The significance of Yarlung Tsangpo can be understood from the very name of the ancient Tibetan civilisation—Yarlung Civilisation. Yarlung is the name of the river and Tsangpo is a Tibetan word that means “river”. In the places nearby Lhasa, Yarlung Tsangpo is simply known as...

2014-06-17 23:03:54

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is now promoting tailor-made tours to the region. Tibet (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is now promoting tailor-made tours to Tibet. Once known as the mysterious capital city of the forbidden Kingdom of Tibet, Lhasa today has became one of the top travel destinations of the world. It is like your gateway to explore Tibet, the experience so thrilling and unforgettable that you will cherish for all your...


Latest Tibet Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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2008-05-27 16:58:34

The Lhasa Apso is a hunting breed from Tibet originally bred to guard monasteries. The breed often barked a warning to its master until the master came to check on the intruder. The breed generally stands 10 to 11 inches tall and weighs 12 to 14 pounds. The breed should have muscular legs and a tail which is carried in a tight screw over the back. The Lhasa Apso has medium sized dark brown eyes and a black nose. Its coat is double layered. The coat can be nearly any color and is generally...

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2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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2007-01-01 15:43:55

The Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), also known as Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found in China, Tibet and Vietnam. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 2,625 to 6,562 feet (800 to 2000 m). The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit. It will also consume seeds, leaves,...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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