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  • Spunky, the husky dog, is dying but gets to play in the snow one last time

    09/23/2016 9:00:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | wowk
    When you think of huskies, you probably picture cold weather… dog sledding… and romping in snow drifts, right? That’s why, for one husky owner, it meant the world to be able to give her beloved pet, Spunky, the experience of snow one last time. Ashley Niels first met Spunky in 2004, when she was 19 years old and still in college. In her free time, Niels volunteered at an animal shelter in northern Wisconsin. One day, they asked her to pitch in by swinging by the pound and selecting a dog to bring to an adoption event. “At first I...
  • Ancient DNA Links Native Americans to Europe

    11/07/2013 8:52:57 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 45 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11/5/13 | Michael Balter
    SANTA FE—Where did the first Americans come from? Most researchers agree that Paleoamericans moved across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia sometime before 15,000 years ago, suggesting roots in East Asia. But just where the source populations arose has long been a mystery. Now comes a surprising twist, from the complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years ago—the oldest complete genome of a modern human sequenced to date. His DNA shows close ties to those of today's Native Americans. Yet he apparently descended not from East Asians, but from people who had lived in Europe or...
  • Frozen Siberian Mummies Reveal A Lost Civilization

    06/25/2008 5:16:28 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,787+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 6-25-2008 | Andrew Curry
    Frozen Siberian Mummies Reveal a Lost CivilizationGlobal warming may finally do in the bodies of the ancient Scythians. by Andrew Curry That the warrior survived the arrow’s strike for even a short time was remarkable. The triple-barbed arrowhead, probably launched by an opponent on horseback, shattered bone below his right eye and lodged firmly in his flesh. The injury wasn’t the man’s first brush with death. In his youth he had survived a glancing sword blow that fractured the back of his skull. This injury was different. The man was probably begging for death, says Michael Schultz, a paleopathologist at...
  • Siberian, Native American Languages Linked -- A First

    03/28/2008 7:53:49 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 812+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 3-26-2008 | John Roach
    Siberian, Native American Languages Linked -- A First John Roach for National Geographic NewsMarch 26, 2008 A fast-dying language in remote central Siberia shares a mother tongue with dozens of Native American languages spoken thousands of miles away, new research confirms. The finding may allow linguists to weigh in on how the Americas were first settled, according to Edward Vajda, director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Since at least 1923 researchers have suggested a connection exists between Asian and North American languages—but this is the first time a link has been demonstrated...
  • St Pete Researchers Find Tattoos On Ancient Siberian Mummies

    03/29/2005 11:19:11 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 947+ views
    Itar - Tass ^ | 3-28-2005
    St Pete researchers find tattoos on ancient Siberian mummies St PETERSBURG, March 28 (Itar-Tass) - Infrared photography methods, used for the first time by researchers at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, have made it possible to discover tattoos in ancient mummies excavated in the Pazyryk mounds in the south Siberian Altai Mountains. The mounds date back to the 8th to 5th centuries BC. The discovery was made on three mummies – two that used to be female bodies and one male body -- that were produced by special treatment for burial ceremonies. One more male mummy was found in...
  • New 'El Niño' can bring Siberian winters

    10/21/2004 5:15:54 PM PDT · by NCjim · 56 replies · 1,096+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | October 22, 2004 | Cato Guhnfeldt & Nina Berglund
    Climate researchers are warning that wide areas of Northern Europe can get much colder winters if a strong, new 'El Niño' effect takes root in the Pacific Ocean. Norway can end up with Siberian conditions. Swiss researchers, backed by Norwegian colleagues, were due to unveil their findings this week. They based their work on research done on the period 1940-42, when Northern Europe experienced bitterly cold winters. During those winters, snow fell heavily in England, ships froze in ice along the usually ice-free coast of Norway and it was so cold in Oslo that schools were forced to close. "The...
  • Relics Of Ancient Burial Rites Reveal Siberian Trade Route

    01/16/2004 12:12:25 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 2,537+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 1-16-2004 | Charles Q. Choi
    Friday, Jan. 16, 2004. Relics of Ancient Burial Rites Reveal Siberian Trade Route By Charles Q. Choi New York Times Service YEKATERINBURG, Russia -- In a medieval Siberian graveyard a few miles south of the Arctic Circle, Russian scientists have unearthed mummies roughly 1,000 years old, clad in copper masks, hoops and plates -- burial rites that archaeologists say they have never seen before. Among 34 shallow graves were five mummies shrouded in copper and blankets of reindeer, beaver, wolverine or bear fur. Unlike the remains of Egyptian pharaohs, the scientists say, the Siberian bodies were mummified by accident. The...
  • Siberian Graveyard's Secret (More Redheads)

    01/08/2004 9:41:32 AM PST · by blam · 102 replies · 4,042+ views
    Siberian Graveyard's Secrets YEKATERINBURG, Russia In a medieval Siberian graveyard a few miles south of the Arctic Circle, Russian scientists have unearthed mummies roughly 1,000 years old, clad in copper masks, hoops and plates - burial rites that archaeologists say they have never seen before. . Among 34 shallow graves were five mummies shrouded in copper and blankets of reindeer, beaver, wolverine or bear fur. Unlike the remains of Egyptian pharaohs, the scientists say, the Siberian bodies were mummified by accident. The cold, dry permafrost preserved the remains, and the copper may have helped prevent oxidation. . The discovery adds...
  • Siberian Potter fans drink poisonous potion

    04/20/2002 4:55:49 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 193+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/20/02
    Harry Potter fans in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk are believed to have been poisoned after drinking a "magic potion" inspired by the series of books about a boy wizard. Local police suspect that older children stole copper sulphate from a school laboratory and fed it to younger children in a Potteresque initiation ceremony. The 23 children taken to hospital are out of danger, but the police have launched a criminal investigation, accusing the school of not storing its chemicals properly. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the bestselling series by JK Rowling, went on...