Last August, a group of mammoth tusk hunters unearthed the nearly intact remains of a 42,000-year-old foal during an expedition to Siberia’s Batagaika crater. Preserved by the region’s permafrost, or permanently frozen ground, the young horse showed no signs of external damage, instead retaining its skin, tail and hooves, as well as the hair on its legs, head and other body parts. Continue reading Scientists Extracted Liquid Blood From 42,000-Year-Old Foal Found in Siberian Permafrost
YOU SHOULD NEVER look a gift horse in the mouth, but you just might want to look in its genes.
THERE ARE SPRINTERS and there are distance runners, but the thoroughbreds charging down the track this month at the Kentucky Derby (sometimes called the fastest two minutes in sport) need to be both. The race stretches a grueling mile and a quarter, so those horses have to be machines that convert air into speed.