Wintering of a team of Dutch sailors on the eastern coast of Novaya Zemlya by Eugène Lepoittevin (1839) Musée départemental de l'Oise. (Public Domain)

Ancient Cult of the Brave Bear, Feared and Revered

All across the far northern hemisphere bear folklore is widespread, and as far back as the Paleolithic period around 50,000 years ago archaeologists have discovered evidence of bear cults where the...
'We managed to take some samples of skin along with the muscle tissue, and we hope that we will find what we want in these samples.'

South Koreans Kick Off Efforts to Clone Extinct Siberian Cave Lions

By: The Siberian Times reporter Samples taken from cubs frozen in permafrost for at least 12,000 years. Two infant prehistoric big cats - dating from Pleistocene times - were found in a 'sensational...