Woolly Mammoth Fossils Raise Red Flags on the Road to Extinction
A surprising discovery in woolly mammoth fossils recovered from the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands suggests that inbreeding and harsh conditions plagued the ice age giants near the end of their reign on Earth.
New Research Shows Smaller Gap Between Warming and Carbon Dioxide at Ice Age’s End
"A meticulous new analysis of Antarctic ice suggests that the sharp warming that ended the last ice age occurred in lock step with increases of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the latest of many indications that the gas is a powerful influence on the earth’s climate."
This undated photo provided by the Institute of Cell Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences show a Sylene stenophylla plant regenerated from tissue of fossil fruit. (AP Photo/HO, the Institute of Cell Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences)