Scientists discovered well-preserved, flowing Wooly Mammoth blood in Siberia

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Russian scientists announced this week that they have found the body of a well-preserved fully-grown female mammoth trapped in the ice in Siberia. The creature has extremely well-preserved muscle tissue (colored a natural, fresh meat color) and shockingly, well-preserved, flowing blood. The pools of blood were found in cavities underneath the belly of the beast.…

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Russian daredevil sets world record base jumping off Mount Everest

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Valery Rozov, a Russian daredevil, claimed a world base jumping record this month in a leap off the north face of Mount Everest using a special wingsuit built for the occasion. The jump was from 23,687 feet (7,220 meters) to a glacier below at 19,521 feet (5,950 meters). Rozov glided for over a minute reaching…

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Believe it or not – this intricate rose flower is thinner than a strand of human hair

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Harvard engineers created this tiny flower using a technique called “hierarchical microarchitectures”. The tiny but intricate plant shapes, such as vases, flowers, and leaves, begin with a glass plate dipped into a mixture of silicon and minerals (most importantly, barium chloride salts). As the solution solidifies, engineers make minor adjustments to the environment in order…

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Irish potato famine mystery finally solved, 168 years later

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Scientists believe that they have finally solved the question of what caused the Irish potato famine which destroyed potato crops in Ireland causing the deaths of millions of people. A research team from Norwich, England, used dried leaf cuttings, some of which were nearly 170 years old, to reconstruct the spread of the HERB-1 strain…

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