Hope this find isn’t another rat on Mars. Naw:
The frozen body of a 10,000 to 15,000 year old mammoth found on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean has yielded a stunning find: blood so well preserved that it flowed freely from the ancient mammal, according to Russian scientists.
The muscle tissue of the frozen carcass was also stunning — the color of fresh meat, Grigoriev said, totally unlike meat that is centuries old.
If this find holds up, watch for people reopening the recent debate about bringing recently extinct creatures back to life by cloning them:
Within five years, a woolly mammoth will likely be cloned, according to scientists who have just recovered well-preserved bone marrow in a mammoth thigh bone. Japan’s Kyodo News first reported the find. – From Discover, 2011
Within five years is 2016, so most of us will get a chance to see if that happens. More important perhaps, some theories will be tested with evidence.