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From Russia With Questions: Distinctive Striping Pattern in Siberia Puzzles Researchers

September 15, 2016 Researchers are puzzling over a distinctive striping pattern in the Central Siberian Plateau. Earth science satellites are generally used to observe certain features of the planet—landforms, atmospheric chemistry, ocean patterns. But at the same time, they periodically show us things that few people have seen or even looked for. In February 2020, […]

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Russia reports first cases of humans catching bird flu H5N8

Russian authorities have reported the first known cases of an avian influenza virus called H5N8 passing from poultry to humans, according to news reports. Seven workers at a poultry plant became infected with the virus in December 2020, following an outbreak among the bird flocks, Anna Popova, the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance […]

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