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Woolly Mammoth Will Slow Global Warming

Mammoth, the ancestral cousin of the elephant that walked the Earth thousands of years ago and now exists only in our imaginations — and in natural history museum dioramas. Scientists want to bring it back. Will mammoths be real? World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA...

Date of New Global Mass Extinction on Earth

The scientists are convinced that Earth will face the new wave of the extinction event. Already now, many species populations are declining. The experts analyzed and compared how this situation changed during the last century. Thus, in 1950 there were circa 400 thousand lions, nowadays there are no more than 25 thousand these predators. The lions live on the territory...

Solved the Mystery of Permian–Triassic Extinction Event

American geologists found the sediments of the volcanic rocks in the Tunguska River. These volcanic rocks caused the Permian–Triassic extinction event, also known as the Great Dying. It was considered the most mysterious event on the planet. As a result, almost all animals died 252 million years ago. “Heat from sills exposed untapped, gas-rich sediments to contact metamorphism [the process...

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