A genetic analysis of modern and ancient Yakutian horses revealed the cold-weather animals rapidly evolved to survive extreme temperatures of eastern Siberia.
These days the biggest mysteries that people are talking about seem to be bright spots, woolly rhinos, Martian "blobs," and yes, even blue-and-black dresses... or is it gold and white?! However, last summer, the world was transfixed by massive holes that had mysteriously appeared in Siberia seemingly overnight. Now, upon the arrival of even more holes, experts have come up with a promising theory about their origins.
You definitely heard of the woolly mammoth, but did you know that 10,000 years ago, some particularly hairy rhinoceros were stomping around the Sleeping Lands as well? Researchers recently got their hands on an incredibly well-preserved carcass of a baby woolly rhino - one that had been trapped in ice for thousands upon thousands of years.
The "End of the World" in the Sleeping Land: that's what people have called the Yamal Peninsula, a relatively desolate region of Siberia, for decades. This region has gained a lot of fame recently as the home of massive and semi-mysterious holes in the ground. Now it will gain some infamy as well, as researchers are finding that more and more harmful methane gas is escaping from the region's thawing permafrost.
Scientists are attempting to bring a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth back to life, so to speak, by cloning one of these massive, long-extinct beasts discovered recently in Siberia.
A group of rappelling researchers explored a mysterious giant sinkhole in northern Siberia's Yamal Peninsula this week, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for months, revealing photos that could explain how the massive chasm formed.
As if Siberia understood that the world hasn't gotten enough of giant mysterious holes, the Sleeping Land has produced two more massive crater-like holes. In fact, one isn't even that far from the original at the "end of the world." What makes these a bit different is what the locals are saying about how they formed.
The first series of photos and video from an ongoing investigation of a massive hole in Siberia have been release, all but confirming a very boring explanation for a very exciting phenomenon.
A gigantic and crater-like hole has appeared in northern Russia in the Yamal peninsula - a region appropriately named the "end of the world."
Russian explorers claimed that they have created a record in diving to the bottom of Labynkyr - one of the world's coldest lakes.
Fossil remains of a teenage woolly mammoth discovered in Siberia.