The international media project National Geographic posted on the official website material about thermokarst basin Batagayka in Verkhoyansky region in Yakutia. Since 2011, research staff of NEFU Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North conduct research there.
According to participants of expeditions, the oldest earth formations were formed 200,000 years ago. "Its composition suggests that the climate in Verkhoyansk was the same as now - and even warmer thousands years ago. The ancient tree remmants, well-preserved in the permafrost is the proof", said the publication.
Material about the success of the game The Wild Eight of the Yakut studio Fntastic about survival in the snowy taiga was released in VC.RU. The head of the studio is NEFU graduate Eduard Gotovtsev. The publication writes, it was sold about 12 thousand copies in the first day, The Wild Eight was at the Steam Top Sellers in the first and second places the first 12 hours after the start. "Currently, over 50 million copies were sold. In Russia, the game is worth RUR 429, in other countries for $20", the publication announces.