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The Altitude Gene, A Denisovan Gift

Jan. 23, 2015

By Medical Discovery News

Those traveling to the Himalayas have a tough time adjusting to the harsh altitude. But for those native to Tibet, called the Roof of the World due its location 14,700 feet up, it’s not a problem. 425 more words


Алкыш сöс

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О, öрö турган кудайым!
Айлу кӱндӱ Теҥерим,
Агаш ташту Алтайым,
Аргала мениҥ тынымды.

Ак кубарлу ОТ-ЭНЕ
Ажыра баспай јӱрели.
Айылда отурган јаандардыҥ,
Адын адабай байлайлы.
Кӧк јалбышту От-ЭНЕ
Кӧмирин баспай јӱрели.
Тӧрдӧ отурган јаaндардыҥ

Алдыла баспай байлайлы.

Photo of the week: Russian Altai, July 2013

We left Kazakhstan and crossed into the Russian Altai region on our way to Mongolia. Rather than head north to Barnaul and following the main road, we decided to cut east across the mountains by Sentelek and join the road south of Gorno-Altaysk.  236 more words

Photo Of The Week

Altai Mountains, Flooding, Snow, Rock Slides

Our last night in Mongolia was spent in the town of Olgii. For my last Mongolian meal, I had the traditional dish of horsemeat. As far as I know, it’s the first time that I’ve eaten horse and, I must say, it was rather tasty. 1,224 more words

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