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Who Was the Wealthy-Looking 'Phantom Girl' in These 110-Year-Old Siberian Photographs?
Offbeat  (tags: photos, interesting, unusual )

- 9 days ago -
Serious and immaculate, her haunting image is barely visible on tsarist-era Krasnoyarsk pictures, only spotted now, with new technology.
Weed Blasting Offers New Control Method for Organic Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: environment, interesting, technology )

- 14 days ago -
Weeds are a major scourge for organic growers, who often must invest in multiple control methods to protect crop yields. A relatively new weed control method known as abrasive weeding, or 'weed blasting,' could give organic growers another tool
Washing Day in Siberia - Video
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, world )

- 15 days ago -
It may not seem obvious to hang out your washing in the harsh winter, but for many Siberians this is the perfect solution. The clothes can be frozen solid within minutes and later they are brought inside where they rapidly dry. The secret is
Another Emaciated Siberian Tiger Cub Saved 'After Poachers Killed Mother'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, ethics, wildlife, interesting )

- 33 days ago -
The latest cub is believed to be the sister of another tigress of a similar age found last week, which is now recovering and is expected to survive. A third sibling is believed to be missing
Rare Tiger Cub Rescued After Mother Feared Killed By Poachers
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, animals )

- 38 days ago -
The emaciated cub is now in the care of veterinary specialists in the Far East of Russia. It was found in a village of Khasansky district in Primorsky region. Only around 500 of the Amur - or Siberian - tigers exist in the wild, and there are fears
Wild Bee Decline Threatens US Crop Production
Offbeat  (tags: environment, wildlife, protection )

- 38 days ago -
The first national study to map US wild bees suggests they're disappearing in many of the country's most important farmlands. If losses of these pollinators continue, the new nationwide assessment indicates that farmers will face increasing costs
Vegetarian and 'Healthy' Diets Could Be More Harmful to the Environment, Researchers Say
Offbeat  (tags: eco-friendly, CO2emissions, sustainable, interesting, environment )

- 38 days ago -
eating the recommended "healthier" foods -- a mix of fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood -- increased the environmental impact in all three categories: Energy use went up by 38 percent, water use by 10 percent and GHG emissions by 6 percent
New Patrols to Give Cinderella Special Security Protection
Offbeat  (tags: animals, goodnews, wildlife )

- 39 days ago -
there is concern of history repeating itself and the Center Amur Tiger and WWF Russia have teamed up with nature reserve Bastak in the Jewish Autonomous Region to offer 'individual protection' to the big cat and her cubs.
No Way Out: The Forbidden Himalayan Escape Route for Tibetan Refugees From China
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, world, humans )

- 40 days ago -
NAMCHE BAZAR, NepalâEUR"There are a lot of ways to die on the Nangpa La. For one, the altitude can kill you
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