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The other fossils found with ‘missing link’ Ida

Ida, the 47 million year-old 'missing link' was found in a veritable treasure chest of other fossils. But Ida is just one of thousands of fossils recovered from the Messel pit. It is a disused quarry near the village of Messel, about 20 miles south-east of Frankfurt. Bituminous shale was mined

The baby mammoth who went back to the deep freeze to stop her thawing out

Remember that amazing perfectly preserved baby mammoth that was found frozen in 2007? Apparently it started to thaw out. The solution? Carry it back out into the snow. Although her woolly coat and toenails have disintegrated, her skin and internal organs are intact. There were even traces of her mother's milk in

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