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The secrets of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk – nearly 500 species discovered 

By Svetlana Arkhangelskaya, Special to RBTH | November 30, 2015 In the summer of 2015 almost 500 previously unknown ocean species were discovered in the Kuril Basin that is part of the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Scientists from Russia, Germany, Japan, Spain, and other countries took part in the SokhoBio expedition that made these sensational discoveries. In an exclusive, RBTH reports the preliminary results. Scientists previously thought that deep-water life in the Sea of …

Earth’s magnetic fields headed towards switch: Rare event believed to have caused extinction of Neanderthal species

… believes Mars lost its once thick atmosphere, and consequently, its ability to sustain life. Jakoksy warned that once the Earth’s magnetic fields switch, the planet will somewhat lose its protection against the Sun’s dangerous radiation. “When the polar shift happens the Earth will have no magnetic field for about 200 years,” he explained. The researcher added that the Earth will be more vulnerable to solar flares, which cause interruptions to communication devices and …

Chernobyl’s lesson: Tell it to the birds

… “western science” gains, since greater knowledge about the “poorly known” bird will assist conservation efforts. You can’t miss the cruel joke. Human colonisation of the planet, fuelled by scientific and technological overreach, has driven countless species to extinction and near-extinction. Animals are hunted for everything from food and fashion to human settlement and entertainment. Funnily enough, just when some life-form eludes grasp or is endangered, its rarity or engineered …

Woolly mammoth skin’s living cells could help bring the beast back to life 

By Will Stewart in Moscow for Mail Online | October 9, 2015 Woolly mammoth skin could finally help bring the beasts back to life: Scientists attempt to extract living cells from 10,000-year-old frozen tissue The woolly mammoth skin was discovered on the Lyakhovsky Islands Researchers are examining it for signs of living cells in cloning laboratory They hope it may help them in a project to resurrect the extinct animals The skin of a woolly mammoth preserved in the Siberian permafrost for …