Female Woolly Mammoth Discovered With Perfectly Preserved Blood Tissue Intact | Russian Scientists May Clone


Published on May 31, 2013

Female Woolly Mammoth Perfectly Preserved Blood Tissue Intact Russian Scientists will Clone.

MOSCOW – Russian researchers say they have discovered a perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal.

They say the frozen remains of a female mammoth were so well-preserved that blood was found in ice cavities when they were broken up. Semyon Grigoryev, the head of the Mammoth Museum who led the expedition, said Thursday the carcass was preserved because its lower part was stuck in pure ice. He said the find could provide scientific material for cloning a mammoth. Wooly mammoths are thought to have died out about 10,000 years ago. Scientists have deciphered much of the animals’ genetic code from their hair, and some believe it’s possible to clone them if living cells are found.


Expedition 36/37 Crew Takes Questions from Media | Scheduled Flight May 29th 12:31 AM Moscow Time


Published on May 8, 2013

Members of Expedition 36/37 take questions from the news media at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow on May 8 as part of traditional pre-launch activities. After the news conference, six crew members participate in traditional ceremonies at Red Square in Moscow, laying flowers at the Kremlin Wall and touring the Kremlin as they paid tribute to iconic Russian space heroes.

Next ISS Crew Checks Out Its Ride to Space


Published on Apr 30, 2013

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NASA U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg (L), Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (C) and European Space Agency (ESA) Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano (R) j(Photo credit:  YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)