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Woolly mammoth skin’s living cells could help bring the beast back to life 

By Will Stewart in Moscow for Mail Online | October 9, 2015 Woolly mammoth skin could finally help bring the beasts back to life: Scientists attempt to extract living cells from 10,000-year-old frozen tissue The woolly mammoth skin was discovered on the Lyakhovsky Islands Researchers are examining it for signs of living cells in cloning laboratory They hope it may help them in a project to resurrect the extinct animals The skin of a woolly mammoth preserved in the Siberian permafrost for …

Seal pups recognise their mothers’ voices and differentiate in Antarctic colonies | Daily Mail Online

By Victoria Woollaston for MailOnline | September 3, 2015 Seal pups recognise their mothers’ voices: Infants can differentiate between hundreds of other adult females in Antarctic colonies During lactation seals alternate their time feeding with foraging for food On their return, the mothers need to find their lone pups on the shoreline Seal pups listen out and identify their mother’s vocal pitch from a distance They then use other components of the vocal signature to confirm …

Fossils suggest animals and not a meteorite wiped out planet’s first ‘Ediacarans’ microbes | Daily Mail Online

By Ellie Zolfagharifard for DailyMail.com | September 3, 2015 Did critters cause Earth’s first mass extinction? Fossils suggest animals and not a meteorite wiped out planet’s first microbes Earth’s first ever mass extinction event took place 540 million years ago This is when Ediacarans – immobile, tube-like creatures – were wiped out Some evolved into animals such as, mollusks, anthropoids and jellyfish It was these hungry creatures that killed off early Ediacarans, …

Neanderthals and humans DID interbreed: 40,000-year-old jawbone found in Romania suggests species mingled in Europe | Daily Mail Online

By Sarah Griffiths for MailOnLine | May 15, 2015 Experts studied a 40,000-year-old fossilied human jawbone from Romania Suggests Neanderthals and humans continued breeding in Europe DNA tests revealed genome with 4.8 to 11.3 per cent Neanderthal DNA Hints human had Neanderthal in their family tree from four generations ago Anthropologists have long puzzled over how much contact Neanderthals had with modern humans and when this may have occurred. Now a 40,000-year-old fossilied human jawbone …

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