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Scientists are breeding foxes to study the effects of domestication on their brains

Scientists are studying the effects of domestication on foxes’ brains and in particular their levels of oxytocin. Studies have shown that oxytocin nurtures protective behaviour, empathy and feelings of love, and it could play a key role in rendering foxes better pets. But the experiment might also offer a window into human evolution — in […]

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Man who ran a cult and claimed to be reincarnation of Jesus arrested in Russia

Russian officials arrested a former traffic police officer who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus and has run a cult based in the depths of Siberia for the past three decades. Helicopters and armed officers stormed communities run by Sergei Torop, known to his followers as Vissarion, and arrested him and two of his […]

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Climate change has increased chances of prolonged heat in Siberia by at least 600 times

The heat wave in Siberia between January and June this year pushed overall temperatures 5°C higher than normal, would have been “almost impossible” if not for human-caused climate change, a new study has found. Temperatures in Siberia have been above average since the beginning of the year, with the Russian town of Verkhoyansk recording a […]

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Temperature in a frosty Siberian town soars record-breaking 100 degrees

The horrors of climate change are turning out to be true with each passing day. In the latest, the Arctic is facing a scathing heatwave for weeks now. In fact, the temperature in a town in frigid Siberia hit 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. According to CBS meteorologist Jeff Berardelli, this is the probably the highest temperature […]

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Riots break out at a high-security prison in Russia’s Siberian region

A fire has engulfed large parts of a prison in Russia’s Siberia region following a riot by inmates who accused guards of mistreating them. Authorities say inmates at the high-security Penal Colony No 15 attacked a guard who had tried to help a prisoner bleeding from a self-inflicted wound. Several prisoners slashed their own arms […]

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Puppy from 18,000 years back discovered in near-perfect condition

A two-month-old canine from 18,000 years back has been discovered in the near-perfect preserved condition in the Siberian permafrost. The canine has its whiskers, eyelashes, nose, and milk teeth intact. While researchers are not sure if it is an Ice Age dog or wolf, they opine it could be a species, which is an intermediate […]

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Customs find two kilogram gold taped within shoes

Russian customs officers detained a woman at the Chinese border with nearly two kilogrammes of gold in her shoes after she appeared to be walking strangely. The Russian was detained at a customs post in eastern Siberia after officials noticed that she “was nervous and acted in a suspicious manner”. A search led to the […]