Thursday 13 September 2012

mammoth clone hope, new monkey discovery and fossils in London

Mammoth find in eastern Siberia raises 'clone hope'
The discovery of well-preserved woolly mammoth remains in eastern Siberia has raised distant hopes that the animal could be cloned. A Russian-led team of international scientists found intact cells among remains including hair and bone marrow. In theory, the animal - which died out between 10,000 and 4,000 years ago - could be recreated if living cells are discovered among the remains. But one of the team members told Reuters news agency that was unlikely. The remains were discovered in August, metres underground in the permafrost of the vast north-eastern Siberian province of Yakutia, reports said. read rest see pics here :

New monkey identified in Africa
By Ella Davies Reporter, BBC Nature
The primate was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo where it is known locally as a "lesula". The species is separated from its nearest cousins by two rivers: the Congo and the Lomami. Conservationists say the discovery highlights the need to protect the diverse wildlife of the Congo basin. The discovery was published in the online journal Public Library of Science.The first contact scientists had with the monkey was when they encountered a juvenile female, kept in a cage by a primary school director in the town of Opala.
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London's fossils: An ancient world hidden in the city
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