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What DNA From Pet Foxes Teaches Us About Dogs and Humans

A Soviet-era experiment to breed tame and aggressive foxes has produced surprising revelations about social behavior and domestication. For nearly 60 years, Russian scientists have…

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Climate Change Has Fish Moving Faster Than Regulations Can Keep Up

The world’s system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a study…

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Russia’s biggest bird is released back into wild to conquer the skies again

Bambur the rare black vulture had been found wounded in the Land of the Leopard National Park in the Russian Far East. The injury may…

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Arctic tundra contaminated with high levels of mercury pollution, scientists warn

Experts fear soil run-off could poison sea life native communities rely on for survival and warn climate change could exacerbate problem. The remote Arctic tundra may seem…

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Gigantic Prehistoric Reptile’s Remains Unearthed in Russia

A team of scientists uncovered the remains of a new species of prehistoric marine reptile known as the pliosaur on the bank of Volga river…

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Russia plans to venture into mini hydro-electric power projects in India

Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is holding preliminary talks with the Indian government and private companies to expand its footprint in India by venturing…

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Black storks return to Moscow region after century-long absence

Experts from the Moscow region’s Ministry of Ecology have spotted a nest of rare black storks, listed in Russia’s Red Data Book, the ministry said…

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Scientists count Yamal marine mammals from helicopters

This May, biologists from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, researchers from Russian Arctic National Park, the Barents Sea Branch…

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