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The return of the Woolly Mammoth

Researchers believe they can create a hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo within the next two years. The creature, sometimes referred to as a “mammophant”, would be partly elephant, but with features such as small ears, subcutaneous fat, long shaggy hair and cold-adapted blood. The mammoth genes for these traits are spliced into the

Tooth from extinct seal found at Florida site

A tooth from an extinct Caribbean monk seal has been found at a prehistoric site in Florida. Discovery of the tooth is the first evidence of the seal found in the area. Its presence is an indicator that the seal was hunted by prehistorical people. The United States’ last recorded sighting of

Last Neanderthals in Europe died 37,000 years ago

Analysis on some teeth found in Pego do Diabo, Portugal, show that the last Neanderthals in Europe died out 37,000 years ago. The paper, by Professor João Zilhão and colleagues, builds on his earlier research which proposed that, south of the Cantabro-Pyrenean mountain chain, Neanderthals survived for several millennia after being

Cave Painting Depicts Extinct Marsupial Lion

A newly discovered cave painting in northwestern Australia offers a glimpse of what an extinct marsupial lion, the thylacoleo carnifex, looked like. It shows the requisite catlike muzzle, large forelimbs, and heavily clawed front paws. And it portrays the animal with a striped back, a tufted tail, and pointed ears. Those last

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