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The carcass of a young woolly rhinoceros that died thousands of years ago was found almost perfectly preserved in the Siberia permafrost. Researchers even found the animal’s horn.

A local resident from Yakutia, Siberia found the ancient carcass of a juvenile woolly rhino in melting permafrost. Researchers said the carcass is between 20,000 and 50,000 years old, and the most complete young woolly rhino ever found. Most of the rhino’s fur coat, hooves, and internal organs are intact […]
The carcass of a young woolly rhinoceros that died thousands of years ago was found almost perfectly preserved in the Siberia permafrost. Researchers even found the animal’s horn.
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I spent 50 hours on the longest train ride in the world, surrounded by people who didn’t speak English and without WiFi. Here’s my biggest tip for anyone considering going on the trip.

In June, I rode the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway more than 2,000 miles across four time zones in Russia. For most of my 50-hour journey, I was sharing a compartment with Russians who spoke little to no English. The smartest thing I did before my trip was downloading the offline translation […]
I spent 50 hours on the longest train ride in the world, surrounded by people who didn’t speak English and without WiFi. Here’s my biggest tip for anyone considering going on the trip.
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Photos show what life is like in a Siberian diamond mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, which is home to 40,000 people and where the sun is up for 20 hours a day in the summer

Mirny is a diamond mining town in Siberia,Russia, about 280 miles (450 kilometers) from the Arctic Circle. Most of the town’s roughly 40,000 residents work for Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond miner by volume. On a trip to Russia last summer, I spent three days in Mirny with Alrosa. I […]
Photos show what life is like in a Siberian diamond mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, which is home to 40,000 people and where the sun is up for 20 hours a day in the summer