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Can a mammoth carcass really preserve flowing blood and possibly live cells?

Can a mammoth carcass really preserve flowing blood and possibly live cells? | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it

Yesterday brought a flurry of news stories trumpeting a mind-blowing discovery from the lost world of the last ice age: a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth carcass that preserves muscle tissue the color of fresh meat and blood in liquid form, despite the –10 degrees Celsius temperatures in the Novosibirsk Islands, where Russian researchers discovered the beast.

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Wow! I mean, there have been some spectacular mammoths to emerge from this part of the world — the baby mammoth Lubya, discovered in 2007, for example. But muscle tissue like fresh meat? Liquid blood? The possibility of live cells? Sounds amazing, right?

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Fossil Teeth Reveal Diet of Extinct Australian Marsupials

Fossil Teeth Reveal Diet of Extinct Australian Marsupials | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Chemical analysis of fossil tooth enamel from extinct marsupials that lived in what is now southeastern Queensland 5 to 2.5 million years ago has revealed their diet and habitats.
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This image shows extinct marsupials from the Pliocene of Australia: the kangaroo Protemnodon and the large marsupial herbivore Euryzygoma dunense in the background (Protemnodon by Nobu Tamura / CC BY 3.0; Euryzygoma by Anne Musser / © Australian Museum).

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