Melting Siberian permafrost threatens major methane release

It could take as little as a 1.5 degree rise in global temperature to thaw Siberia permanently, potentially releasing catastrophic levels of cartbon dioxide and methane from the soil.

Spearheads cast light on earliest American culture

Hot on the heels of yesterday's news about the arrival of the first people in the Americas, an international team has revealed a previously-unknown culture that was flourishing just a thousand or so years later.

First Americans arrived in three waves from Siberia

A detailed genetic analysis has settled the question of how and when the first Americans arrived in the continent.

Native Americans traced to Siberian mountains

Native Americans can trace their origins to a remote mountainous region of Siberia, new genetic research has shown.

Russian comm satellite crashes in Siberia

A communications satellite plummeted to the Earth after its Soyuz-2 carrier rocket failed to reach orbit shortly after lifting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. 



Mammoth find raises hopes of successful cloning

A Japanese team which has been hoping to clone a mammoth says that a specimen discovered this summer looks likely to yield up the necessary DNA.

Siberian officials claim Yeti Snow Man is real

The local administration of the Kemerovo region in the south of Siberia claims evidence of the elusive and mythical Yeti has been found deep in the mountains.

Russian space freighter disintegrates over Siberia

A Russian freighter bound for the International Space Station (ISS) disintegrated over Siberia after failing to separate from the third stage of its Soyuz-U carrier rocket.

Massive methane release sparks global warming fears

Vast amounts of methane are bubbling up from the East Siberian sea, raising fears of a massive hike in global warming.

Scientists sketch modern portrait of ancient human

A team of intrepid scientists has successfully concluded a DNA analysis of human hair found preserved in Greenland’s permafrost.