11 July 2007

Champagne corks are popping...

At the Russian Academy of Science's Zoological Institute.
-- MOSCOW, July 11 (Reuters) -- The discovery of a baby mammoth preserved in the Russian permafrost gives researchers their best chance yet to build a genetic map of a species extinct since the Ice Age, a Russian scientist said on Wednesday.

She had been lying in the frozen ground for up to 40,000 years, said Tikhonov.