Read more about the article Ancient Viruses To Be Revived From Frozen Prehistoric Fossils
North-Eastern Federal University began cooperation with Research Center 'Vector' to resurrect ancient viruses by studying the soft tissue of fossil animals in Russia. (@svfu_news/Newsflash)

Ancient Viruses To Be Revived From Frozen Prehistoric Fossils

Russian scientists plan to revive ancient viruses found in millennia-old fossils to better understand their evolution. Experts at the NEFU Mammoth Museum will be studied for traces of prehistoric viruses that could survive in permafrost conditions. The fossils of over 20 species of ancient animals were found in the thawed…

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Read more about the article Incredible 47 Million Year Old Fossils Found In Germany Could Hold Clue As To How Snakes Lost Their Legs
The newly described python species Messelopython freyi is the oldest known fossil record of a python worldwide. (Senckenberg Research Institute and Nature Museum/Newsflash).

Incredible 47 Million Year Old Fossils Found In Germany Could Hold Clue As To How Snakes Lost Their Legs

German archaeologists have found these remarkably well-preserved 47-million-year-old snake fossils making them not only the oldest known snake fossils on record but also offering clues which could explain how snakes lost their legs. The fossils were found in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Messel Pit located near the village of…

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Read more about the article Turkish Villagers Find Remains Of 8-Million-Year-Old Mammoth
Bone fossils belonging to mammoths, which are determined to be 8 million years old, were found in Edirne. (Newsflash)

Turkish Villagers Find Remains Of 8-Million-Year-Old Mammoth

Turkish villagers have reportedly stumbled across the remains of an eight-million-year-old woolly mammoth in a large sand pit. The mammoth remains were at the sand pit in the village of Buyukdolluk near the north-western Turkish city of Edirne near the border with Greece. Archaeology experts from Trakya University went to…

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Read more about the article Dinosaur Skeletons, Eggs And Endangered Species Seized
The Spanish police seize 4,000 fossils in the port of the Spanish province of Valencia. (Newsflash)

Dinosaur Skeletons, Eggs And Endangered Species Seized

Some 4,000 illegally exported fossils, including five dinosaur eggs worth EUR 150,000 have been seized along with valuable rocks and minerals in a raid by Spanish police. They also reportedly found several live animals that had been also hidden with the fossils in the hope of smuggling them into Europe.…

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Read more about the article Ancient Extinct Armadillo Fossils On Brit Battleground
Giant armadillo remains found in dry river The remains of armadillo found in the river. (M.P. San Pedro/Newsflash)

Ancient Extinct Armadillo Fossils On Brit Battleground

Unusually low water levels in a South American river have uncovered remains from a 700,000-year-old extinct armadillo species on the site of a historic battle, when a British fleet attacked Argentinian forces to gain access inland via the Parana River. The fossils, which included shattered pieces from the now-extinct animal's…

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