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              In this image made available on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from Rossiya television a mammoth carcass lies in snow on the Arctic  Lyakhovsky Island, Russia.  Russian researchers say they hav

    In this image made available on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from Rossiya television a mammoth carcass lies in snow on the Arctic Lyakhovsky Island, Russia. Russian researchers say they hav

    Posted: 5/30/2013 2:45:19 PM EST
    In this image made available on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from Rossiya television a mammoth carcass lies in snow on the Arctic Lyakhovsky Island, Russia. Russian researchers say they have discovered a perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal. The frozen remains of a female mammoth were so well preserved that blood came running out after it was recovered from ice. (AP Photo/Rossiya Television, AP Video) TV OUT
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              A visitor looks at a small sculpture of a nude created in baked clay dates from between 31,000 and 27,000 years ago, discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic on display in

    A visitor looks at a small sculpture of a nude created in baked clay dates from between 31,000 and 27,000 years ago, discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic on display in

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:38:27 AM EST
    A visitor looks at a small sculpture of a nude created in baked clay dates from between 31,000 and 27,000 years ago, discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The sculpture The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              A visitor looks at a small male figure sculptured from a large mammoth tusk dates around 27,000 years ago, discovered at Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic next to a skeleton of a man, on di

    A visitor looks at a small male figure sculptured from a large mammoth tusk dates around 27,000 years ago, discovered at Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic next to a skeleton of a man, on di

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:38:27 AM EST
    A visitor looks at a small male figure sculptured from a large mammoth tusk dates around 27,000 years ago, discovered at Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic next to a skeleton of a man, on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              An oldest known portrait of a woman, left, a miniature sculptured from mammoth ivory dates at least 27,000 old, and a sketched human face engraved on a flake of mammoth ivory, both disc

    An oldest known portrait of a woman, left, a miniature sculptured from mammoth ivory dates at least 27,000 old, and a sketched human face engraved on a flake of mammoth ivory, both disc

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:38:27 AM EST
    An oldest known portrait of a woman, left, a miniature sculptured from mammoth ivory dates at least 27,000 old, and a sketched human face engraved on a flake of mammoth ivory, both discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic are seen on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The sculpture The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              A visitor looks at a small figure of a woman sculptured from mammoth ivory around 23,000 year ago, discovered at Lespugue cave, Haute-Garonne, France, on display in an exhibition 'Ice A

    A visitor looks at a small figure of a woman sculptured from mammoth ivory around 23,000 year ago, discovered at Lespugue cave, Haute-Garonne, France, on display in an exhibition 'Ice A

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:38:27 AM EST
    A visitor looks at a small figure of a woman sculptured from mammoth ivory around 23,000 year ago, discovered at Lespugue cave, Haute-Garonne, France, on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              Visitors look at sculptures of pregnant women on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The exhibiti

    Visitors look at sculptures of pregnant women on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The exhibiti

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:38:27 AM EST
    Visitors look at sculptures of pregnant women on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              An oldest known portrait of a woman sculptured from mammoth ivory dates at least 27,000 old, discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic is seen on display in an exhibition '

    An oldest known portrait of a woman sculptured from mammoth ivory dates at least 27,000 old, discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic is seen on display in an exhibition '

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:08:22 AM EST
    An oldest known portrait of a woman sculptured from mammoth ivory dates at least 27,000 old, discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic is seen on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The sculpture The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              A mammoth ivory sculpture depicts a man with a lion's head, discovered at Stadel Cave, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, dates to around 40,000 years ago is seen on display in an exhibition '

    A mammoth ivory sculpture depicts a man with a lion's head, discovered at Stadel Cave, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, dates to around 40,000 years ago is seen on display in an exhibition '

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:08:22 AM EST
    A mammoth ivory sculpture depicts a man with a lion's head, discovered at Stadel Cave, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, dates to around 40,000 years ago is seen on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The exhibition presents masterpieces created from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              A mammoth ivory sculpture depicts a man with a lion's head, discovered at Stadel Cave, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, dates to around 40,000 years ago is seen on display in an exhibition '

    A mammoth ivory sculpture depicts a man with a lion's head, discovered at Stadel Cave, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, dates to around 40,000 years ago is seen on display in an exhibition '

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:08:22 AM EST
    A mammoth ivory sculpture depicts a man with a lion's head, discovered at Stadel Cave, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, dates to around 40,000 years ago is seen on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              Backdropped by a reflection of Henri Matisse's 1950 painting 'Grand nu', a sculpture of nude created in baked clay dates from between 31,000 and 27,000 years ago, discovered at Dolni Ve

    Backdropped by a reflection of Henri Matisse's 1950 painting 'Grand nu', a sculpture of nude created in baked clay dates from between 31,000 and 27,000 years ago, discovered at Dolni Ve

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:08:22 AM EST
    Backdropped by a reflection of Henri Matisse's 1950 painting 'Grand nu', a sculpture of nude created in baked clay dates from between 31,000 and 27,000 years ago, discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic is seen on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The sculpture The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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              A sculpture of an adult female bison worked from a large piece of mammoth tusk dates at least 21,000 years old, discovered at Zaraysk, Osetr Valley, Russia, is seen on display in an exh

    A sculpture of an adult female bison worked from a large piece of mammoth tusk dates at least 21,000 years old, discovered at Zaraysk, Osetr Valley, Russia, is seen on display in an exh

    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:08:21 AM EST
    A sculpture of an adult female bison worked from a large piece of mammoth tusk dates at least 21,000 years old, discovered at Zaraysk, Osetr Valley, Russia, is seen on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds and presented alongside modern works to illustrate the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
  •  - Handout photo of fossilised footprints dating from the Ice Age of a megatherium-type sloth is seen in Guamini

    Handout photo of fossilised footprints dating from the Ice Age of a megatherium-type sloth is seen in Guamini

    Posted: 3/4/2012 3:06:32 PM EST
    Fossilised footprints dating from the Ice Age, around 30,000 years ago, of an approximately five-ton megatherium-type sloth is seen in Guamini, about 490 kilometers (304 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires, in this handout photograph taken on February 8, 2012 and made available on March 4, 2012. The animal moved on its hind legs and became extinct 10,000 years ago. The footprints were discovered by scientists and investigators in an outcrop of clay slabs, according to a newsletter from the Felix de Azara National History Foundation and Maimonides University. REUTERS/Fundacion Felix de Azara/Handout (ARGENTINA - Tags: ANIMALS SCIENCE) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Handout photograph of fossilised footprint dating from the Ice Age of a megatherium-type sloth is seen in Guamini

    Handout photograph of fossilised footprint dating from the Ice Age of a megatherium-type sloth is seen in Guamini

    Posted: 3/4/2012 2:13:59 PM EST
    REFILE - CAPTION CLARIFICATION A fossilised footprint dating from the Ice Age, around 30,000 years ago, of an approximately five-ton megatherium-type sloth is seen in Guamini, some 490 kilometers (304 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires, in this handout photograph taken on February 8, 2012 and made available on March 4, 2012. The animal moved on its hind legs and became extinct 10,000 years ago. The footprints were discovered by scientists and investigators in an outcrop of clay slabs, according to a newsletter from the Felix de Azara National History Foundation and Maimonides University. REUTERS/Fundacion Felix de Azara/Handout (ARGENTINA - Tags: ANIMALS SCIENCE) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Researcher Yashina stands near containers with outgrowths of Silene stenophylla, oldest plant ever to be regenerated, in Pushchino

    Researcher Yashina stands near containers with outgrowths of Silene stenophylla, oldest plant ever to be regenerated, in Pushchino

    Posted: 2/24/2012 11:45:30 AM EST
    Senior research associate Svetlana Yashina stands near containers with outgrowths of the Silene stenophylla, considered as the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, at a laboratory of the Institute of Cell Biophysics under the Russian Academy Of Sciences in the town of Pushchino, some 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital Moscow February 24, 2012. The seeds of an extant species of a flowering plant, also known as the narrow-leafed campion, were found by Russian scientists on the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia in an Ice Age ground-squirrel's burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the permafrost for about 30,000 years. The permafrost, which serves as a natural depository for ancient life forms, may help researchers and scientists with their future experiments to revive other species, according to local media. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Researcher Yashina inspects a container with an outgrowth of Silene stenophylla, oldest plant ever to be regenerated, in Pushchino

    Researcher Yashina inspects a container with an outgrowth of Silene stenophylla, oldest plant ever to be regenerated, in Pushchino

    Posted: 2/24/2012 11:44:11 AM EST
    Senior research associate Svetlana Yashina inspects a container with an outgrowth of the Silene stenophylla, considered as the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, at a laboratory of the Institute of Cell Biophysics under the Russian Academy Of Sciences in the town of Pushchino, some 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital Moscow February 24, 2012. The seeds of an extant species of a flowering plant, also known as the narrow-leafed campion, were found by Russian scientists on the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia in an Ice Age ground-squirrel's burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the permafrost for about 30,000 years. The permafrost, which serves as a natural depository for ancient life forms, may help researchers and scientists with their future experiments to revive other species, according to local media. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - The Silene stenophylla, oldest plant to be regenerated, is seen at a laboratory in Pushchino

    The Silene stenophylla, oldest plant to be regenerated, is seen at a laboratory in Pushchino

    Posted: 2/24/2012 11:42:44 AM EST
    The Silene stenophylla, considered as the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, is seen at a laboratory of the Institute of Cell Biophysics under the Russian Academy Of Sciences in the town of Pushchino, some 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital Moscow February 24, 2012. The seeds of an extant species of a flowering plant, also known as the narrow-leafed campion, were found by Russian scientists on the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia in an Ice Age ground-squirrel's burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the permafrost for about 30,000 years. The permafrost, which serves as a natural depository for ancient life forms, may help researchers and scientists with their future experiments to revive other species, according to local media. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Seeds of the Silene stenophylla, oldest plant to be regenerated, are seen in Pushchino

    Seeds of the Silene stenophylla, oldest plant to be regenerated, are seen in Pushchino

    Posted: 2/24/2012 11:40:41 AM EST
    Seeds of the Silene stenophylla, considered as the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, are seen in this picture taken by a microscope with a 16-fold zoom at a laboratory of the Institute of Cell Biophysics under the Russian Academy Of Sciences in the town of Pushchino, some 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital Moscow, February 24, 2012. The seeds of an extant species of a flowering plant, also known as the narrow-leafed campion, were found by Russian scientists on the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia in an Ice Age ground-squirrel's burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the permafrost for about 30,000 years. The permafrost, which serves as a natural depository for ancient life forms, may help researchers and scientists with their future experiments to revive other species, according to local media. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Outgrowths of the Silene stenophylla, oldest plant to be regenerated, are seen inside containers in Pushchino

    Outgrowths of the Silene stenophylla, oldest plant to be regenerated, are seen inside containers in Pushchino

    Posted: 2/24/2012 11:38:12 AM EST
    Outgrowths of the Silene stenophylla, considered as the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, are seen inside containers at a laboratory of the Institute of Cell Biophysics under the Russian Academy Of Sciences in the town of Pushchino, some 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital Moscow, February 24, 2012. The seeds of an extant species of a flowering plant, also known as the narrow-leafed campion, were found by Russian scientists on the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia in an Ice Age ground-squirrel's burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the permafrost for about 30,000 years. The permafrost, which serves as a natural depository for ancient life forms, may help researchers and scientists with their future experiments to revive other species, according to local media. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)
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    Posted: 11/7/2011 5:15:52 PM EST
    This undated photo provided by the Pech Merle Prehistory Center shows a cave painting of pair of spotted horses, found in the Pech Merle Cave in Cabrerets, southern France. Scientists estimate the drawing, measuring about 4 meters wide by 1.5 meters high, is about 25,000 years old. An ancient DNA study found that Ice Age artists drew horses based on their observations rather than imagination. (AP Photo/Center for Prehistory of Pech Merle, P. Cabrol) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES
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    Posted: 10/5/2008 8:49:57 PM EST
    Scientists learn how to put up a tent in a field at Yeld Farm in the English Midlands as part of a training course to prepare for life in Antarctica in this September 17, 2008 file photo. There hasn't been a glacier in England since the Ice Age so Antarctic scientists flock to the muddy field to learn how to survive on the world's coldest continent. Picture taken September 17, 2008. To match feature BRITAIN-ANTARCTICA/TRAINING REUTERS/Alister Doyle/Files (BRITAIN)