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Lyuba

Shoo fly…no wait, come back!
May 13, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

I recently had the good fortune to find myself chatting with our Curator of Anthropology, Dirk Van Tuerenhout, about everything from the baby woolly mammoth mummy to why flies are used in genetic research. The latter of these two really got me off on an overly-excited tangent as genetics is the subject in which I hold […]

Woolly mammoths to walk the earth again?
April 23, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Thats right. Those giant, tusked behemoths could one day soon walk among us again. Maybe I should start at the beginning. © Photo credit: Florent Herry In 2007, a reindeer breeder in the Yamal Peninsula of Siberia named Yuri Khudi discovered a one month old baby woolly mammoth. The baby mammoth, dubbed Lyuba, is roughly […]



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