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Why Did Male Mammoths Get Stuck In Traps More Often Than Female Mammoths?

While conducting an analysis of woolly mammoth DNA, European researchers noticed something a little strange. A disproportionate number of male mammoths were found preserved in traps, such as holes and bogs. The explanation, say the researchers, can be be tied to the behaviour of their distant relatives - the modern elephant. More »      

Male mammoths more often fell into 'natural traps' and died, DNA evidence suggests

Researchers who have sexed 98 woolly mammoth specimens collected from various parts of Siberia have discovered that the fossilized remains more often came from males of the species than females. They speculate that this skewed sex ratio—seven...Show More Summary

Male mammoths more often fell into 'natural traps' and died, DNA evidence suggests

(Cell Press) Researchers who have sexed 98 woolly mammoth specimens collected from various parts of Siberia have discovered that the fossilized remains more often came from males of the species than females. They speculate that thisShow More Summary

Woolly Mammoth Bachelors Skew the Fossil Record

When paleontologists pull woolly mammoth fossils from mud pits, sinkholes, mudflows and other ancient booby traps, odds are it was a male that fell victim to the hazard. This macabre gender bias, researchers say in a new study, serves as a window into the behavioral patterns of these hirsute beasts that died out roughly 10,000 years ago. Show More Summary

Are Humans Increasing the Number of Species?

After decades of researching the impact that humans are having on animal and plant species around the world, Chris Thomas has a simple message: Cheer up. Yes, we’ve wiped out woolly mammoths and ground sloths, and are finishing off black rhinos and Siberian tigers, but the doom is not all gloom. Show More Summary

In a mammoth undertaking at Cal State Fullerton, an ancient skeleton is assembled

A crew spent two days this week installing a woolly mammoth skeleton about 20,000 years old in Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Student Union.

Watching Two DC Theater Giants At Work

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"As artistic neighbors go, Howard Shalwitz and Michael Kahn appear to be miles apart. Shalwitz runs the new-plays troupe Woolly Mammoth Theatre; Kahn heads the classical Shakespeare Theatre Company. Woolly seats 265; the STC’s two stages combined hold more than 1,200.... Swinging up and down Seventh Street between the Lansburgh and Woolly from morning […]

People Now Getting Ivory Fix From Woolly Mammoths

The hunt is on for frozen tusks from the extinct woolly mammoth, and NPR reports that it's making people rich in otherwise poor regions of Siberia. But it's also taking a devastating toll on the landscape, according to a photographer who embedded with hunters for three weeks. "It should be...

Recreating the wild: De-extinction, technology, and the ethics of conservation

Is extinction forever? Efforts are under way to use gene editing and other tools of biotechnology to "recreate" extinct species such as the woolly mammoth and the passenger pigeon. Could such "de-extinction" initiatives aid conservation...Show More Summary

See the ‘tuskers’ hunting woolly mammoths in Siberian permafrost

It's an entrepreneurial horse race in some of the poorest villages in Siberia, as "tuskers" hope to strike it rich by selling prehistoric ivory to Chinese buyers

New book: Will the woolly mammoth roam the earth again?

Ben Mezrich's 'Woolly' claims that an extinct species may save us all.        

PayPal founder invests $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth

The woolly mammoth has been extinct for over 4,000 years — but some scientists think they can bring it back. Video provided by Newsy        

PayPal founder invests $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

PayPal founder Peter Thiel is investing $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth. Read more...

The race to revive woolly mammoths using ancient DNA

5 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Like "Jurassic Park," what if you could use genetic engineering to resurrect long-extinct creatures that once roamed the earth?

Peter Thiel gave $100,000 to the scientists trying to resurrect the woolly mammoth

Woolly mammoths could be coming to a park near you sometime before 2027, thanks to funding from PayPal founder and tech luminary Peter Thiel. That's according to a new book by Ben Mezrich called "Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to...Show More Summary

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