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Scientists find extinct cave lion cubs preserved in ice.

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I stumbled upon this science news blurb this morning, and I thought it was too cool not to pass along to you fellow nerds here, especially because I checked and this doesn’t appear to have been posted anywhere on io9-Gizmodo.


Anyway, just a few weeks ago at the end of October, Russian scientists announced that they had found two cave lion cubs preserved in the ice of Siberia. The cubs are noteworthy because of how well preserved they are and also because previously scientists had only been able to study the species from fossils (and not other means). The research team that announced the find is going to have a formal press conference next week on November 17.

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