How did life survive the most severe ice age? A team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth, when the oceans were cut off from life-giving oxygen, answering a question puzzling scientists for years.
Source: Mystery of how early animals survived ice age: New findings further our understanding of extreme climate change and evolution — ScienceDaily
Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age. The finding was part of a wider study which also discovered 10,000 year-old human remains in another site in Siberia are genetically related to Native Americans — the first time such close genetic links have been discovered outside of the US.
Source: DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians — ScienceDaily