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Russia Face Onslaught Of The Siberian Plague

As global warming melts the permafrost, anthrax and other pathogens arise from their centuries-old slumber. Russian scientists have contained an outbreak of the Siberian plague, a bacterial infection known in the West as anthrax, but they believe global warming will … Continue reading

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Goat Timur & Tiger Amur’s Friendship Hits Low

An unlikely animal friendship that inspired the world has tragically come to an end. The long companionship between a Siberian tiger named Amur and a goat named Timur dissolved in a fight Jan. 29. Their friendship began when Timur was … Continue reading

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Goat sent as live prey to Siberian tiger befriend

A goat, which was put inside a tiger’s enclosure at Seaside safari park in Primorsky, Russia, has been found to be befriending the tiger, the park officials have said. Timur the goat was put as live prey for a Siberian … Continue reading

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Frozen Virus Still Infectious After 30,000 Years

It’s 30,000 years old and still ticking. A giant virus recently discovered deep in the Siberian permafrost reveals that huge ancient viruses are much more diverse than scientists had ever known. They’re also potentially infectious if thawed from their Siberian … Continue reading

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Solving the mystery of dog domestication

A prehistoric dog is about to go to the dentist. Ardern Hulme-Beaman, a lanky 27-year-old Irish postdoc, pulls on a white facemask and lifts a small 5000-year-old jawbone from a cardboard box. He places a gloved hand over one of … Continue reading

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