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2009-10-04 14:04:07

An infant woolly mammoth that has been frozen for 40,000 years in the Siberian permafrost is so well preserved that there are still traces of her mother's milk in her stomach. Three years after reindeer herders dug up the fossil, Lyuba is going to Chicago to star in a mammoth and mastodons display at the Field Museum. The exhibition debuts March 5 and will be open to the public until September 6. "There's a visceral awe that takes hold of you in looking at a specimen like Lyuba, and the...

2009-04-21 16:36:01

Scientists say the remains of a 40,000-year-old baby mammoth found in Siberia two years ago validate techniques created by U.S. paleontologist Daniel Fisher. Fisher, a University of Michigan professor, developed the technique of extracting information about prehistoric pachyderms' lives from their teeth and tusks. Although other mammoth specimens have been found with soft tissues preserved, Fisher said the baby mammoth, known as Lyuba, is unique. What makes Lyuba different is the quality and...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'