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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, September 7, 2014

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by AGENCIES

    ... CSI Arctic takes DNA from footprints Trace DNA samples recovered from footprints in the Arctic snow have been used to reveal the bloody killing of a seal by a polar bear, which was joined by seagulls in devouring the corpse. It is the first time that genetic material has been recovered from footprints, and the CSI-style technique is expected to prove a valuable tool in tracking ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - CENTRAL ASIA

    Book review: Siberia, by Janet M. Hartley

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... The book contains a mother lode of intriguing details for anyone interested in northern and Arctic culture, and although Hartley rarely draws the comparison, her research reveals many parallels between the Russian domination of Siberia and Britain's exploration of Canada's Arctic region. While readers of Canadian Arctic history will remember notable characters such as British ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 31, 2014

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by AGENCIES

    ... and socially linked emotions. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, was led by Robin Wilkins at the University of North Carolina. AFP   Ancient Arctic people lived in isolation A long-gone group of people known as Paleo-Eskimos lived in isolation in the North American Arctic for more than 4,000 years. A study published in the US journal Science said they had trekked from ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Arctic Sea ice retreats to record minimum as UN climate talks stall

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:55am by Los Angeles Times, The Guardian

    ... Agencies in Los Angeles and London Experts warn of self-perpetuating momentum of warming amid anger over stalled talks on UN accord to combat greenhouse-gas emissions Arctic Sea ice retreats to reach minimum on record The fast-changing Arctic broke new records for loss of sea ice and spring snow cover this year, as well as the extent of the summertime melt of the Greenland ice ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - ART HISTORY

    Book review: Belomor, by Nicolas Rothwell

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by GDN

    ... a pilgrimage Haffner had made as a young man to a former prison archipelago in the Arctic. "As I was looking, what was before me had vanished. It melted away. It became whiteness- not waves, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - EVOLUTION

    Disappearance of wildflowers may have doomed giant animals of Ice Age

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by Reuters

    ... including the mighty woolly mammoth and woolly rhinoceros. Scientists who studied DNA preserved in Arctic permafrost sediments and in the remains of such ancient animals have concluded that these Ice Age beasts relied heavily on the protein-rich wildflowers that once blanketed the region. But dramatic Ice Age climate change caused a huge decline in these plants, leaving the Arctic ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Land of the Huldufolk

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Tim Pile

    ... in an amazing place." Dalvik is on the western shore of Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland. Greenland lurks somewhere over the horizon, as does the Arctic Circle. It's June, so the sun ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Omega-3 fatty acid heart benefits still unproven after decades of research

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Slate magazine

    ... Slate Magazine Despite numerous studies over decades, dietary benefits of omega-3 fatty acids remain unproven Getting to heart of matter in fish oil health reserach In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other marine animals protected ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 13, 2014

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AGENCIES

    ... Russia's Arctic coast line stood in marked contrast to the live broadcast of an embarrassing aborted first launch attempt, watched by President Vladimir Putin via video from the Kremlin. Reuters ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, February 16, 2014

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:51am by AGENCIES

    ... found in Arctic whales raises concerns A parasite that is found in cats and can cause brain disease, blindness and miscarriages in people has been found for the first time in Arctic beluga whales, scientists say. The emergence of parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic beluga has raised concerns about the indigenous Inuit people who eat whale meat as part of their traditional ...




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