Siberia's 'doorway to the underworld' is getting so big it's uncovering ancient forests
It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost has been on thin ice lately. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing out of nowhere , and, in some places, tundra is quite literally bubbl...
DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth
A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia. The find underscores that our Homo sapiens ancestors shared the Eurasian continent with other hu...
Frozen Cave Lion Cubs From The Ice Age Found In Siberia
Russian researchers have announced the discovery of cave lion cubs found in the Ice Age permafrost of Yakutia, Siberia. The frozen cats are the first of their kind ever found in such a well-preserved ...
This is Not Burning Man, These are the Soviet Bus Stops of Siberia
At first glance, I thought I was looking at one of this year’s fantastical desert sculptures debuted at the Burning Man Festival, but these oddball structures, seemingly plonked in the middle of nowhe...
Scientists Are Reawakening A ‘Giant Virus’ Frozen In The Siberian Wilderness
French researchers have announced that they will be reanimating a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus, having discovered it deep underground in the frozen wilderness of north-eastern Siberia. Mollivirus...
Researchers discover a 40.000 year old bracelet made by an extinct human species
Researchers have confirmed the discovery of a 40.000 year old bracelet made by an extinct human species in Siberia, Russia. It is one of the most incredible discoveries in recent years, confirming th...
In Japan, hell is due north
Best known for beer in Sapporo and skiing in Niseko, Hokkaido is also home to the belching and bubbling Valley of Hell, where you’ll find the country’s most primordial onsen. Japan’s northernmost isla...
Newly Found Megalithic Ruins In Siberia Contain The Largest Blocks OfStone Ever Discovered
An ancient Super Megalith has been found in the Siberian Mountains. How where they made? Some are questioning if they were just naturally made. Of course this idea fly’s in the face of conventional wi...
New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia
Scientists say melting pingos, and not methane hydrates, are likely to blame for the dramatic craters.
A 7,700-year-old case of death during childbirth is uncovered in Siberia
If childbirth is still today one of the most dangerous things a woman can do, imagine how dangerous it was 7,700 years ago, before modern medicine. The remains of a Stone Age Siberian mother and her n
Geography of Korea
Korea is located on the Korean Peninsula in North-East Asia. To the northwest, the Amnok River (Yalu River) separates Korea from China and to the northeast, the Duman River (Tumen River) separates Kor...
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Siberia
105°0′E / 60.000°N 105.000°E / 60.000; 105.000Siberia (/saɪˈbɪəriə/; Russian: Сиби́рь, Sibir'; [sʲɪˈbʲirʲ]) is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest d...
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Geography of Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia comprising a stratovolcanic archipelago extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. It lies between 24° to 46° north latitude and from 123° to 146° east longitude...
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Kamchatka Peninsula
160°E / 57°N 160°E / 57; 160The Kamchatka Peninsula (Russian: полуо́стров Камча́тка, poluostrov Kamchatka) is a 1,250-kilometre-long (780 mi) peninsula in the Russian...
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Sea of Japan
The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, between the Asian mainland, the Japanese archipelago and Sakhalin. It is bordered by Japan, North Korea, Russia and South Korea. Like t...
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Sea of Okhotsk
150°E / 55°N 150°E / 55; 150The Sea of Okhotsk (Russian: Охо́тское мо́ре, Okhotskoye More; [ɐˈxotskəɪ ˈmorʲɪ]) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, lying betwe...
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Vladivostok
Vladivostok (Russian: Владивосток; [vlədʲɪvɐˈstok], lit. ruler of the East) is a city and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, located at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, not far f...
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Siberia's 'doorway to the underworld' is getting so big it's uncovering ancient forests
It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost has been on thin ice lately. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing out of nowhere , and, in some places, tundra is quite literally bubbl...
In Japan, hell is due north
Best known for beer in Sapporo and skiing in Niseko, Hokkaido is also home to the belching and bubbling Valley of Hell, where you’ll find the country’s most primordial onsen. Japan’s northernmost isla...
Telan Island
Telan Island, also Ostrov Telan, is an island in the Sea of Okhotsk, roughly 1 miles south-south-west of Mys Vnutrenniy. It is described as "a very conspicuous island resembling a castle."
The isl...
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russian: Ю́жно-Сахали́нск) is a city and the administrative center of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. It was called Vladimirovka (Влади́мировка) from 1882 to 1905, then Toyohara (J...
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - Wikipedia
1995 Neftegorsk earthquake
The 1995 Neftegorsk earthquake occurred on May 27 at 23:03 local time with a moment magnitude of 7.1 that devastated the settlement of Neftegorsk on northern Sakhalin Island in Russia. Neftegorsk was ...
1995 Neftegorsk earthquake - Wikipedia
Elkon mine
The Elkon mine is a large open pit mine located in the eastern part of Russia in Sakha Republic. Elkon represents one of the largest uranium reserves in Russia having estimated reserves of 219.2 milli...