Scientists poke frozen mammoth, liquid blood squirts out

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    May 29, 2013 6:54 PM GMT
    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/29/mammoth-blood
  • popobtc

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    May 29, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
    ^^No, Blood that's refrigerated for longer than 10 day begins to break down and can no longer serve its function properly
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    May 29, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    Many organisms have a can suffer really bad conditions. E.g., frogs that get frozen solid annually, and, then, poof, wake up where they left off, or, organisms that live in light-less environments, underwater, are great pressures.
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    May 30, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    Wow, if this is true, the sections in which the meat was still red must have literally been flash-frozen. Given that DNA is extremely stable, I present you:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/stewart_brand_the_dawn_of_de_extinction_are_you_ready.html

    As to whether the mammoth was partially alive i.e. whether the cells were still viable- I'm pretty certain they weren't. In order for cryopreservation to work, you have to freeze the cells below -80 degrees C to completely stop any biochemical activity within them.
  • TannerMasseur

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    May 30, 2013 6:27 PM GMT
    Cool icon_smile.gif Does that mean they can clone it & have mammoths roam Earth again?! ......
  • thatirishbast...

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    May 30, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    What sort of incompetent paleontologists were excavating the corpse of a frozen mammoth and fucking poked it?!
  • KZNindian

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    May 30, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    Regarding mammoths alive now...are their any ecosystems that will be able to support their preferred diet, or the quantity of food they will need.
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    May 30, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    KZNindian saidRegarding mammoths alive now...are their any ecosystems that will be able to support their preferred diet, or the quantity of food they will need.


    Canada.
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    May 30, 2013 9:08 PM GMT
    Note to self: "Don't poke frozen mammoths."
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    May 30, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    Why do I keep thinking BBQ?
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    May 30, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
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    May 31, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    In other news, unfrozen mammoth pokes scientists...and drinks the liquid blood that squirts out.
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    May 31, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
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    May 31, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    GaysGeneration said
    thatirishbastard said
    KZNindian saidRegarding mammoths alive now...are their any ecosystems that will be able to support their preferred diet, or the quantity of food they will need.


    Canada.


    ?



    It's kind of a country (Canada)
    If you see the dots, that's where the people live. Everywhere else, mammoths can live and nobody would notice, unless they really looked.


    The actual clone will be a billion dollar zoo exhibit though...wild ones would come later.

    Like the ren and stimpy song says..."our country reeks of trees)


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  • Rhi_Bran

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    May 31, 2013 11:36 AM GMT
    GaysGeneration said
    QSHLTABABUFONTONQUANDRALA saidplease don't clone this.


    Already have.
    I already got rid of my tusks, now can't be treated like a normal member of society because Im over a million years old?


    200,000 years old actually.

    Also, my response to the topic:

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