Kamchatka Peninsula not on U.S. mainland

SEATTLE, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. research has rejected the belief held by scientists that the Kamchatka Peninsula on Russia's east coast is part of the U.S. mainland.

Russia interrupts 'round-the-world walk

LAVRENTIYA, Russia, April 14 (UPI) -- A British explorer and former paratrooper on a 12-year mission to walk around the world is about to be expelled from Russia.

Two arrested after crossing Bering Strait

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 5 (UPI) -- Two trekkers made a rare crossing on foot from Alaska to Russia but instead of getting a hero's welcome, they were arrested.

Global trekking Briton arrested in Russia

MOSCOW, April 5 (UPI) -- Russian authorities have detained a former British paratrooper who crossed into Russia from Alaska while on a global trekking journey.

Two men cross Bering Strait on foot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 4 (UPI) -- A British adventurer on a round-the-world trek and his French companion have crossed the dangerous Bering Strait from Alaska to Siberia.

Bering Sea getting warmer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 12 (UPI) -- The Bering Sea, which separates Alaska from Siberia, is undergoing profound changes from global warming, a group of scientists reports.

Blue Planet: Humans bad for ecosystems

BOULDER, Colo., May 10 (UPI) -- One can fret about global warming, nuclear proliferation, asteroid impacts or tsunamis, but for an ecosystem the worst thing that can happen is to have human beings move to the neighborhood.

Islanders share in whale catch

DIOMEDE ISLAND, Alaska, April 21 (UPI) -- The townspeople of Alaska's Little Diomede Island turned out this week to help haul in their first whale catch since 1999.

Kansas archaeological dig among the oldest

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- An archaeological site in Kansas may be among the oldest in the New World, and might provide evidence humans inhabited North America earlier than thought.

Delaware, Alaska get federal aid

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- President George Bush declared major weather-related disasters in Delaware and Alaska Tuesday, freeing up federal aid to supplement recovery efforts.

Kazakhs build new dike in Aral Sea

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan is building a dike in the Aral Sea in an effort to help promote the ecological recovery of the region, local scientists told United Press International.

MIT team finds common ancestor in 3,500 BC

BOSTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist has concluded the most recent common ancestor of all humanity lived 3,500 years ago.

Deep Arctic Ocean species to be recorded

FAIRBANKS, Ala., June 24 (UPI) -- An international team, based at the University of Alaska, will explore the depths of the Arctic Ocean to record the species living there.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Men are paying thousands of dollars to shoot naked women with paint ball guns near Las Vegas.
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Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- There was one failed record deal after another, and the disappointments built almost daily in a place halfway across the world from their homes. For the six members of Bering Strait, the discipline of growing up and training in Russia from a young age mig
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Country Music News

Elvis Presley born in Tupelo, Miss., 1935. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane born in Peoria, Ill., 1940.
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Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Country music fans can get ready for new music from the likes of veterans George Strait, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Terri Clark, Steve Wariner, Jessica Andrews and a host of new artists yearning to be household names, with a year of fresh listening canvas sp
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

There is a Sweet Undies booth at Flea World in Sanford, Fla., and while that's entertaining word play, what's even more interesting is a recent X-rated heist at the booth that netted thieves 800 pairs of panties, G-strings and thongs.
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Stories of modern science ... from UPI

Scrap metal as a cheap and ready source of nano-crystals, a unique genetic marking technique helps locate the pancreas gene, and other news from the frontiers of scientific research.

Blue Planet: A mammoth dilemma

Thomas Jefferson thought mammoths might still be at large in the unexplored vastness of the American continent. But the mammoth was -- and is -- extinct and the reasons for its disappearance may contain lessons for today's extinction crises.

Feature: Name game - 'Inuit' or 'Eskimo'?

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- As you may have heard, the highly acclaimed new movie "The Fast Runner," which is slowly rolling out nationally, is the first major film made by the Inuit peopl
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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Afghanistan's fundamentalist religious Taliban have amassed a list of human rights misdeeds that have overshadowed the destruction of the country's culture.
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