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Scientists hope to clone a 40,000-year-old extinct horse

Scientists are attempting to extract cells from a 40,000-year-old horse in hopes of using the sample to clone the extinct species back into existence. If successful, it would mark an important milestone towards the goal of resurrecting the woolly mammoth.

Looking into Earth's past — The Batagaika crater in Siberia

A crater in Siberia that began forming in 1960 has now grown to a monstrous size and shows no signs of stopping. Locals call it the "Gateway to the Underworld," but it is actually a very real example of our changing climate.
 

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Melting permafrost leads to massive collapse of ground creating a crater.
Melting permafrost leads to massive collapse of ground creating a crater.
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Batagaika Crater from the air
Batagaika Crater from the air
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The Batagaika Crater is located in northeastern Siberia.
The Batagaika Crater is located in northeastern Siberia.
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