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Caves point to thawing of Siberia

Evidence from Siberian caves suggests that a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius could see permanently frozen ground thaw over a large area of Siberia, threatening release of carbon from soils, ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Dinosaur-bird connection

The return of the American robin to back yards across the country is a lovely sign of coming spring. But the little songbird with the orange-red breast and bright blue eggs has some not-so-lovely relatives: ...

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China

South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world. Within this area are thousands of caves and gorges. It is only recently that botanists ...

dateDec 28, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Philippines puts 158 caves under protection

The Philippine government has put 158 caves under the protection of the environment department to safeguard them from treasure-hunters, vandals and looters, it was announced on Saturday.

dateNov 03, 2012 in Ecology
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Cavenauts return to Earth

The international team of astronauts taking part in ESA's caving adventure have returned to Earth after spending six days underground. The voyage to the surface of our planet took them five hours from basecamp.

dateSep 21, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Astronauts going underground

ESA's CAVES training programme began its second phase last Friday as six astronauts ventured into the Sardinian caves in Italy that are their home this week. CAVES mimics elements of spaceflight to prepare ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Space Exploration
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