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Giant Siberian craters mystery – News isn’t good

Researchers have long contended that the epicenter of global warming is also farthest from the reach of humanity. It’s in the barren landscapes of the frozen North, where red-cheeked children wear fur, the sun barely rises in the winter and temperatures can plunge dozens of degrees below zero. Such a place is the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, translated as “the ends of the Earth,” a desolate spit of land where a group called the Nenets live. By now, you’ve heard of the crater on the Yamal Peninsula. It’s the one that suddenly appeared, yawning nearly 100 feet in diameter, and...

Anatoli Brouchkov stands in front of Mammoth Mountain near the site of the bacteria's discovery. (Twitter) 1

‘Mad Scientist’ Injects Himself with 3.5M Year-Old Bacteria

‘Mad Scientist’ Injects Himself with 3.5M Year-Old Bacteria (Moscow) A scientist in Russia has reportedly injected himself with an ancient bacteria in hopes to find the key to ‘prolonged human life.’ In 2009, Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the department for Geocryology at Moscow State University discovered a 3.5 million year-old bacterial organism still living within layers of permafront at a site known as Mammoth Mounter located in Siberia. Brouchkov went against protocol, in what many researchers would deem ‘irresponsible’ at best, and what any fan of The X-Files might find ‘cringeworthy’. Puzzled by the organism’s longevity,  curiosity got the best of him so Brouchkov decided to go...

Mollivirus, (PNAS) 1

‘Giant’ Virus To Be Reanimated By Scientists

‘Giant’ Virus To Be Reanimated By Scientists French researchers have announced that they will be reanimating a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus found in the frozen wilderness of the Siberian tundra.  According to their published paper, “Our finding suggests that prehistory ‘live’ viruses are not a rare occurrence.” Mollivirus sibericum, translated to “soft virus from Siberia”, is the 4th ‘giant virus’ discovered this century while the same team of scientists recently discovered another one of these, Pithovirus sibericum, last year; both viruses being isolated from the same sample of permafrost. They are being called ‘giant viruses’ because they’re visible by light microscopy, with lengths greater than...

A large footprint was purportedly found in the wet clay outside of a campsite in Russia. 1

Large Footprint Found Near Campsite

(Russia) Could Footprint Belong to ‘Bigfoot’? Campers near the Kemerovo Region of Russia woke up to an astonishing sight. Denis Alexandrov and his friends were enjoying the hiking trails inside of Shorsky National Park when they noticed something unusual in the wet clay. Curious, his father Andrei decided to venture over and investigate,”We went to the place where the kids saw the footprint, and the only thing I can say was ‘I now know it exists’. “The creature must have been very tall.” According to the Siberian Times, the print measured approximately 18 inches in length. Could it be a...