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Build it and they will come

(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Migration, both domestic and abroad, is playing a major role in transforming the world’s largest cities, and Moscow is no exception. Researchers at HSE University, the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IGRAN) and Strelka KB identified which cities’ residents are buying newly built apartments in the capital and how economic inequality between Russia’s regions is changing the face of the city.

9 interesting facts about the Nile River

The Nile is one of the most famous rivers anywhere on our planet, and rightfully so. While all rivers are important for people and wildlife who live nearby, the Nile looms especially large, both literally and figuratively. Here are a…

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Lethal algae blooms – an ecosystem out of balance

On 3 August 2014, residents of Toledo, Ohio, woke to the news that overnight their water supply had become toxic. They were advised not only to avoid drinking the water, but also touching it – no showers, no baths, not…

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Unearthing the mystery of the meaning of Easter Island’s Moai

Based on a 5-year excavation of two Moai found within the Easter Island quarry called Rano Raraku, the Easter Island Statue Project released the first definitive study to reveal the quarry as a complex landscape and link soil fertility, agriculture, quarrying and the sacred nature of the Moai. Chemistry testing suggests the soil in the quarry itself was made more fertile by the act of quarrying, with traces of taro, banana and sweet potato in the area.

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Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction

By measuring the chemistry of fossilized seashells collected in Antarctica, researchers discovered that Earth was already experiencing carbon cycle instability before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction

By measuring the chemistry of fossilized seashells collected in Antarctica, researchers discovered that Earth was already experiencing carbon cycle instability before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Greenland's ice sheet briefly hosted the world's tallest waterfall

For a brief moment last year, Angel Falls — looming 979 meters (3,212 feet) over Canaima National Park in Venezuela — was likely dethroned as the world’s tallest waterfall. The usurper, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge, was…

When you give cash to those in need, you're giving the whole community a boost

On the surface, it seems simple: When you give cash to someone in need, that person or family benefits the most. But a new study finds the true impact is much broader. When poor families receive financial aid, they also…