Parents Face Tough Questions When Santa's Magic Fades
...ion parents dread.
"Is Santa Claus real?"
According to experts, beginning at age 5 or 6, children begin to wonder if the Jolly Old Gent with the reindeer
isn't quite what he seems.
"They are beginning to ask a lot of questions, they start seeing the inconsistencies -- 'Hey, we don't have a chimney, h...
Come Apart and Rest Awhile – It’s Christma!
...- in a red suit, sporting a snow-white beard, with a big fat belly. In their little innocent world, children wait gleefully for Santa to arrive on his reindeer
sleigh with a red nosed-reindeer, carrying a bagful of gifts for them.
The tradition of Santa Claus appears to be a leaf out of Saint Nicholas’s...
Reindeer Provide Valuable Insights Into Sleep Disorders
...workers and astronauts // suffer from chronic sleep deprivation that is responsible for fatigue and other health disorders.
Studies conducted on reindeer
in the North Polar Region have for the first time shed light on various aspects of sleep disorders. Researchers from the University of Tromso have bee...
Boys reduced mother's life expectancy
... from Toronto looked at church records// for the Sanu people, who lived in Scandinavia between the 18th and 20th centuries.
The Sanu depended on reindeer
herding, fishing and hunting for their livelihood and lacked advanced medical care. On average, the reduction was 40 weeks per son, though it ranged f...
Satellite snow maps help reindeer herders adapt to a changing Arctic
herders are facing the challenges of adapting to climate change as a warmer Arctic climate makes it harder for herds to find food and navigate. To help them adapt, the ESA-backed Polar View initiative is providing them with satellite-based snow maps.
"Snow is of paramount import...
Male reindeer inflate a large air sac in the neck region to emit their hoarse rutting calls
A group of European scientists have determined that a male reindeer's air sac, influencing vocal sound and neck contour, may contribute to his sexual prowess and reproductive success. The results of this research have recently been published in Journal of Anatomy.
As in other species with harem-l...
The last supper of the hominids establishes the times they lived at the sites
...ave been able to analyze the last food consumed by animals such as the Eurasian wild horse ( Equus ferus ), the mouflon ( Ovis ammon antiqua ) and the reindeer
( Rangifer tarandus ). "This method allows us to confirm the seasonal nature of the occupation", Rivals added. According to the team, the microwear of...
First ever worldwide census analysis of caribou/reindeer numbers reveals dramatic decline
... Caribou and reindeer
numbers worldwide have plunged almost 60% in the last three decades.
The dramatic revelation came out of the first ever comprehensive census analys...
Rudolf's kin more than just Santa's ride
... Better known as reindeer
during the holiday season, caribou are also central to the health and vital... of holiday myths and legends," added Ray. "It's important to remember that reindeer
play an important role in the rich ecosystems of the Northern Hemisphere th...
Into the wild
... with many species of salmon wolves, arctic foxes, lynx, wolverine, sable, reindeer
and moose. Kamchatka is also the breeding ground for Steller's sea eagle, o...o have with other people are likely to be encounters with indigenous Koryak reindeer
herders. As roads are few and far between, you have to use all-terrain vehi...
Global warming linked to caribou-calf mortality
...lished in the 12 July 2008 issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.
Caribou -- which are closely related to wild reindeer
-- are dependent on plants for all their energy and nutrients. Throughout the long Arctic winter, when there is no plant growth, they dig through sno...
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
...the soil and slowly decay. The high transfer of radiocaesium from lichen to reindeer
meat to humans was seen in the Artic and sub-Arctic areas, with high contamination of reindeer
meat in Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. The concerned governments impo...
... liverworts where conditions of adequate moisture will favor the latter.
Lichens are a part of the food available for many animals, such as reindeer
, living in arctic regions. Although lichens typically grow in harsh environments in nature, many lichens are sensistive to man-made pollutants . H...
...that argued that " racism " actually exists in most mammalian species, because racial groups within mammalian species (such as moose , rats , and reindeer
) tend to compete for space and fight rather than mate and form offspring. Hence, "racism" could have an instinctive component in humans as well as o...