The Oldest DNA Ever Found

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Researchers mapped the mammoth family tree by extracting DNA from fossils. Also, scientists found some sessile animals living under Antarctica's ice shelf, and they're really cool.
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  1. SciShow
    9 ditë më parë


    1. Al To
      Al To
      13 orë më parë

      Lo interesante son los lobos gigantes prehistóricos, leones gigantes prehistóricos de América, junto el águila de hast, si pudiera estudiarse sus cuerpos y como funcionan, así como que tipo de mitocondrias, células madre, membranas celulares y otras cosas tenían, antes de expirar el adn pues tiene períodos de vida y conservación de 12 000 años o 10 000 años, quizás en frío, congelado y en algo como miel de abeja reina, 14 000 años, sugerencia.

    2. Steve Jenks
      Steve Jenks
      5 ditë më parë

      @David Asher All I can say is words matter. I'm sorry if you feel that's overshadowing the accomplishment. In my view, not explaining it clearly and succinctly is what is overshadowing this great accomplishment.

    3. Ms. Blackcat
      Ms. Blackcat
      6 ditë më parë

      Delete this fool.👑😁

    4. Ivar Hagen
      Ivar Hagen
      6 ditë më parë

      Also people stop saying "delete this too"

    5. Ivar Hagen
      Ivar Hagen
      6 ditë më parë

      What happened?

  2. Beats24-7
    3 ditë më parë

    Crazy vibes!👊👊

  3. Josefa Fonseca
    Josefa Fonseca
    3 ditë më parë

    idk why but "boulder community" made me giggle

  4. crazycatlady39
    3 ditë më parë

    2:54 And Mother Nature just laughs at Humanity.....

  5. Meow Meow
    Meow Meow
    4 ditë më parë

    What are you doing steppe mammoth

  6. Mirza Sefrizal 2
    Mirza Sefrizal 2
    4 ditë më parë

    Plot twist: delete this too

  7. Zach P
    Zach P
    4 ditë më parë

    Liberalism is a mental disorder

    1. John Thumble
      John Thumble
      4 ditë më parë

      Says the mouth breather screaming about politics in a science based video....

  8. Blackberry - womp
    Blackberry - womp
    5 ditë më parë

    Love these videos

  9. Saint Aqua
    Saint Aqua
    5 ditë më parë

    Remember that story where Cinderelephant wanted to go to the ball but her wicked Steppe Mammoth wouldn't let her?

  10. Michael james
    Michael james
    5 ditë më parë

    "A million years ago". Utter ROT! There's not a million years in the whole world added up together, never mind just lying around in a hole in Siberia.

    1. John Thumble
      John Thumble
      4 ditë më parë

      Prove it creatard.

  11. It Has Been Written
    It Has Been Written
    6 ditë më parë

    Come on now DNA can’t live that long. go see for yourself.

    1. It Has Been Written
      It Has Been Written
      5 ditë më parë

      @The Blazedest I already shared the link

    2. The Blazedest
      The Blazedest
      5 ditë më parë

      Oh but it can. Try and refute it 😂

  12. World Aquarium Singapore
    World Aquarium Singapore
    6 ditë më parë

    is it possible to clone these ancient mammoth using their DNA?

    6 ditë më parë


  14. Whisper XK
    Whisper XK
    7 ditë më parë

    What are you doing steppe mammoth 🦣😏

  15. Midge K-H Dahlke
    Midge K-H Dahlke
    7 ditë më parë

    Not bad , but he speak much tooooooooooooooooooo fast to understand all .

  16. flioink
    7 ditë më parë

    1 million id pretty good. Make it 65 million and then we can begin the dinosaur parks;)

  17. Talha Chauhan
    Talha Chauhan
    7 ditë më parë

    Well, I saw today only that Hank is also on Khan Academy But, just to confirm I watched this video...

  18. DONgeonMaster
    7 ditë më parë

    Could you do an episode on all the lifeforms or discoveries of them, that scientist thought were impossible. Seems to be a recurring theme.

  19. Rachel McCollough
    Rachel McCollough
    7 ditë më parë

    Nature doesn't need photosynthesis to create life...or the liquid vents and entire ecosystem on the sea floor... This research was not thoroughly acquired...

  20. George Michael Sherry
    George Michael Sherry
    7 ditë më parë

    At 2:35, I don't understand. If Unknown Mammoth #2 interbred with Woolly Mammoth to create Columbian Mammoth, then there would be Unknown Mammoth #2 and Woolly Mammoth DNA in Columbian Mammoths. But that's not what Hank said. He said "That other separate group was a partial match for Columbian Mammoths and a partial match for Woolly Mammoths." That makes it sound like Unknown Mammoth #2 was the product of Woolly Mammoth and Columbian Mammoth interbreeding, not the other way around. A mule has DNA from a horse and donkey. A horse and donkey don't acquire common DNA because they produce a mule. You've got genes flowing backwards along the tree of life. What am I missing?

  21. metal87power
    7 ditë më parë

    Speaking about discovering new things in frozen environments... sounds like checking the fridge for fresh items.

  22. Siddakid
    7 ditë më parë

    Clone the mammoth!! Jurassic Park for real!

  23. Davien D
    Davien D
    7 ditë më parë

    I think the word evolution is being used very very loosely

  24. Julia Minaji
    Julia Minaji
    7 ditë më parë

    Steppe mammoth, what are you doing?!

  25. Nelson Mercedes
    Nelson Mercedes
    7 ditë më parë

    Sure. How about cloning it now?

  26. John Fakes
    John Fakes
    7 ditë më parë

    How do they know the age of the teeth

  27. K9TheFirst1
    7 ditë më parë

    Should've titled this "Like, I'm, uh, finds a way."

  28. Luca Freitas
    Luca Freitas
    7 ditë më parë

    we need to consider hybrids in dna evolution for every species throughout evolution on earth

  29. B
    7 ditë më parë

    For the algorithm.

  30. Juan Morales
    Juan Morales
    7 ditë më parë

    Hey aren’t you that guy from tik tok? 🤨

  31. Leo
    7 ditë më parë

    you forgot to mention that the rock under the ice sheet was found not only on accident but the one place with a giant rock that cant be drilled through. a huge inconvenience to those drilling, but a good find for other scientific communities!

  32. rafal von bur
    rafal von bur
    7 ditë më parë

    brilliant video and awesome news . thank you

  33. JellyBottomJeans
    7 ditë më parë

    This discovery in Antarctica could be pretty big news to those pondering over the possibility of life on Pluto

  34. Andris G
    Andris G
    7 ditë më parë

    Oh no, what are you doing, steppe mammoth??

  35. Adam Cox
    Adam Cox
    7 ditë më parë

    Does this mean we can now clone it?

  36. Gae Shows
    Gae Shows
    8 ditë më parë

    steppe mammoths look like asian elephants

  37. Robin The God - Fake ASMR Is Being Stupid
    Robin The God - Fake ASMR Is Being Stupid
    8 ditë më parë

    You say "The World Beneath" and I think of Dinotopia, kid.

  38. Etheral101
    8 ditë më parë

    Still no 65million + dino DNA in Amber then. John Hammond you lied to me

  39. Tech Shabby
    Tech Shabby
    8 ditë më parë

    Stop digging up Antarctica and the ice caps and shelves, please. They seem to be pretty important to keep them intact. Isn't that why we're spending a trillion dollars a week to protect earth from their destruction? Yet people are constantly over there blowing shîte up

  40. Tatsusama
    8 ditë më parë

    If they're going to make a Jurassic Park type facility please only clone herbivores. . .

  41. MotolaniBliz MilleniumBoy'sVEVO
    MotolaniBliz MilleniumBoy'sVEVO
    8 ditë më parë

    Can you help me stepmammoth im stuck. Wow what are you doing stepmammoth?

  42. Suo
    8 ditë më parë

    That DNA is older than every single Homo sapien to have ever existed

  43. jeffsiegwart
    8 ditë më parë

    You are talking too intensely to listen to comfortably.

    1. John Thumble
      John Thumble
      4 ditë më parë

      Nawww arw youw poor wittle eawes hewting?😭

  44. hkh4 follower of an0nymoose /brain damaged gamer
    hkh4 follower of an0nymoose /brain damaged gamer
    8 ditë më parë

    Life finds a way even in hostile environments

  45. Jojo oli
    Jojo oli
    8 ditë më parë

    Bla Bla Bla nothing new

  46. uglyfrog
    8 ditë më parë

    What the hell is wrong with your hands? Are they on fire ?

  47. Tremolo
    8 ditë më parë

    wooly mamoths OR elephant neanderthal

  48. robert colaluca
    robert colaluca
    8 ditë më parë

    1 billion year old dna found in fossils

  49. Threeleaves
    8 ditë më parë

    3:48 Why am I seeing a fossil here

  50. Peter Ruby
    Peter Ruby
    8 ditë më parë

    Another ridiculously edited speech. I miss the natural breathing pauses. Without them, I am unable to wrap up the sentences uttered by the speaker.

  51. Nils Pochat
    Nils Pochat
    8 ditë më parë

    Yep, it's definitely hard to know about the Boulder community

  52. Joe C
    Joe C
    8 ditë më parë

    The angsty teenage mammoth yells at the steppe mammoth his mom is dating ....."YOUR NOT MY REAL DAD! YOUR JUST A STEPPE MAMMOTH!"

  53. Mary Day
    Mary Day
    8 ditë më parë

    How do boy mammoths find girl elephants in the tall, tall elephant grass? . . . . . . . Enchanting!!!

  54. Alex Reid
    Alex Reid
    8 ditë më parë

    This comment section is lowkey ruined. This is a really cool discovery!!

  55. George Anderson
    George Anderson
    8 ditë më parë

    I wonder if a large chunk of that glacial shelf melts if we will have an event similar to an algae bloom, but instead of algae, it is those creatures on the rock.

  56. Kim Lowe
    Kim Lowe
    8 ditë më parë

    I love fossils!

  57. General Leigh
    General Leigh
    8 ditë më parë

    As soon as you see or hear the word “million” years, be prepared to suspend your disbelief. Unless you just do so because you don’t understand something yourself. I’m at :12 seconds. Now I hit play to learn exactly this videos defense of “a million years.”

    1. John Thumble
      John Thumble
      4 ditë më parë

      Lol silly creatard

    2. General Leigh
      General Leigh
      8 ditë më parë

      Nothing. Learned NOTHING. Mammoths are elephants. Mammoths are NOT extinct. Mammoth DNA is PRESENTLY RETRIEVABLE IN MODERN ELEPHANTS.

    3. General Leigh
      General Leigh
      8 ditë më parë

      Ok. I predicted this would happen based on YEARS direct observation. All of a sudden we are at l.2 MILLION years. Because a paper said so. The FED pulls the same thing. No explanation for the audience. “Move on son don’t ask any questions we don’t want any trouble here....”

    4. General Leigh
      General Leigh
      8 ditë më parë

      Now we’re at hundreds of thousands of years......but no argument for THAT yet. Must be building up to that million years mark magically. Hitting play......

  58. Roger Wilco
    Roger Wilco
    8 ditë më parë

    lets try to clone it, it works in all the movies

  59. Alejandro Santos
    Alejandro Santos
    8 ditë më parë

    This is big news

  60. Palermo Trapani
    Palermo Trapani
    8 ditë më parë

    I think they are going to be able to sequence Some later Homo Erectus DNA. Recently, they used teeth protein to sequence Homo Antecessor from Spain (Dated 800k years ago) and found that Homo Antecessor is a close Sister Lineage to the one that Homo Sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans split from. My guess is if they sequence Erectus they are going to find lots of DNA that was found in the Modern Human Genome, Neanderthal Genome and Denisovan Genome that goes back to Erectus. In fact, there is already some evidence for that already with respect to Skin pigment alleles, both lighter and darker, dating back > 1 million years. See Crawford et al 2017 " Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations".

  61. waf
    8 ditë më parë

    What are you doing, Steppe Mammoth? 1:03

  62. Adorimable 9
    Adorimable 9
    8 ditë më parë

    Anyone up to creating Ingen?

  63. Rae Noonie
    Rae Noonie
    8 ditë më parë

    Me *extremely '🍃elevated🍃'* Thinking I'm an intellectual for watching scishow. Then me also realizing this content is used in grade schools to help educate our children 😳☺

  64. Harmony V
    Harmony V
    8 ditë më parë

    Do desktop air conditioners really work or do they produce more heat than they mitigate?

    1. Mark Wallace
      Mark Wallace
      8 ditë më parë

      Technology Connections has done an episode on just that. Or for the larger portable air conditioners, he's done them too. I have a feeling that you are already thinking pretty much along the lines of the answer.

  65. Matt D
    Matt D
    8 ditë më parë

    I never knew my real Mammoth. This is my Steppe Mammoth.

  66. Devin M.
    Devin M.
    8 ditë më parë

    I recall another video talking about creatures that photosynthesize geothermal heat rather than sunlight.

  67. Blayde
    8 ditë më parë

    steppe mamoth : help me bro am stuck in an ice shard

  68. Google made me do it
    Google made me do it
    8 ditë më parë

    Maybe the sessiles are feeding on the poop of all the scientists present on Antarctica?

  69. Elite Beast5252
    Elite Beast5252
    8 ditë më parë

    What are you doing step mammoth?

  70. MightyFinger77
    8 ditë më parë

    wyd steppe mammoth

  71. Jacob Opstad
    Jacob Opstad
    8 ditë më parë

    Could those animals be feeding on the boulder itself?

  72. J
    8 ditë më parë

    Steppe mammoth? I'm stuck!

  73. Seadalgo
    8 ditë më parë

    Unknown hybrid is a good twist, the 6 year old me from the 70s was hoping for a Steppe Mammoth - Paleoloxodon hybrid but I'll have to wait until the next Godzilla movie for that

  74. Dan
    8 ditë më parë


  75. Daniel Magnone
    Daniel Magnone
    8 ditë më parë

    WHaT ArE YoU DoInG StEppE MamMoTH!?!?

  76. Alicia Keene
    Alicia Keene
    8 ditë më parë

    What are you doing steppe-mammoth?

  77. Jtzkb
    8 ditë më parë

    What are you doing, steppe mammoth?

  78. Kelleren
    8 ditë më parë

    Evolution is awesome.

  79. Ben
    8 ditë më parë

    what are you doing step-mammoth

  80. Marko Posavec
    Marko Posavec
    8 ditë më parë

    Ice moon life is getting more likely every day!

  81. Ethan
    8 ditë më parë

    Excellent work!

  82. Colonel Banana
    Colonel Banana
    8 ditë më parë

    Class, what did we learn today?

  83. djmcdtwo
    8 ditë më parë

    hey steppe mammoth I'm stuck

  84. Danijel Stojanovic
    Danijel Stojanovic
    8 ditë më parë

    Wachu mean 1 million old DNA, world is not that old according to the Bible....

    1. The Blazedest
      The Blazedest
      8 ditë më parë

      Why should anyone care what the bible says? It just makes claims then says god did it. Try again

  85. gtracer66
    8 ditë më parë

    Finding life under the ice shows the possibility of life on other planets that currently seem uninhabitable

  86. MrEnte3000
    8 ditë më parë

    Time to go Jurassic park on them!

  87. Sharjeel
    8 ditë më parë

    Woolly Mammoth (stuck in a mud-pool): Steppe Mammoth what are you doing?

  88. _Krosis_
    8 ditë më parë

    "Help me Steppe Mammoth, I'm stuck"

  89. Richard Thomas
    Richard Thomas
    8 ditë më parë

    All thanks to real_hackman on Instagram for helping me recover my hacked Gmail account

  90. Apophis392
    8 ditë më parë

    Natural selection created an arm from a nose 🤯

  91. Eduardo Muñoz
    Eduardo Muñoz
    8 ditë më parë

    Nice shirt bro

  92. Magnus Hultgren
    Magnus Hultgren
    8 ditë më parë

    Teenage mammoth: "I'm sorry I said you're not my real mammoth." Stepmammoth: nods forgivingly

    1. Felix Wankel
      Felix Wankel
      8 ditë më parë

      Ma'am-oth to you, cretin!

  93. Adam Wishneusky
    Adam Wishneusky
    9 ditë më parë

    Wait are you saying Jurassic Park is impossible?? 😜

  94. Saiyanbob
    9 ditë më parë

    I think it is more likely that those lifeforms attached to the boulder get their nutrients from an outside source other than from their environment

  95. Jeff McCrea
    Jeff McCrea
    9 ditë më parë

    Could the sea life be slowly digesting the rock for nutrients?

  96. ohnowendigo
    9 ditë më parë

    every time we find life in a weird place, i get more convinced that it's probably all over the universe and solar system.

  97. Felipe Carvalho
    Felipe Carvalho
    9 ditë më parë

    Hmmmm... This cold community should and must be treated with all the biosecurity protocols we would use if it were an alien species. Ots such a novelty that it basically is alien to normal biology. Could bring lots of technological improvements (through it's biochemistry) but also could be dangerous to the normal biosphere (or, more probably, the normal biosphere could be dangerous to it)

  98. Felipe Carvalho
    Felipe Carvalho
    9 ditë më parë

    Both these news are just how sci fi horror starts kkkkk Jokes aside, that camera could have just killed (contaminated) those creatures

  99. Raymond L
    Raymond L
    9 ditë më parë

    Sessile 1. attached directly by the base : not raised upon a stalk or peduncle a sessile leaf sessile bubbles. 2 : permanently attached or established : not free to move about sessile sponges and coral polyps.

  100. Hanten Fox
    Hanten Fox
    9 ditë më parë

    Boulder community. Boulder City origins!