Ben Mezrich's 'Woolly' claims that an extinct species may save us all.
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 Peter Thiel is investing $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth. Read more...
Like "Jurassic Park," what if you could use genetic engineering to resurrect long-extinct creatures that once roamed the earth?
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
Hunting for animals extinct for 4,000 years, in a land where the sun doesn’t set.
We’ve all seen Jurassic Park and its sequels. We’ve all heard about the scientists in Siberia who found a frozen woolly mammoth and are trying to find suitable cells to clone one. Given the opportunity and the right technology, have you ever thought about what dinosaur you would bring back from extinction? Triceratops? Tyrannosaurus rex?... Read more »
Sometimes, photos tell incredible stories you find hard to believe. A Radio Free Europe photographer Amos Chapple tells a story that’s exactly like this. He traveled with men who illegally mine for tusks of the long-extinct woolly mammoth. Show More Summary
"Washington theater is a city of niches, and few brands are as indelible as Woolly Mammoth's. A 'Woolly play' is new, big, wild. The acting is hyper-real. The design might blow up. The whole thing can soar or splat. Howard Shalwitz laid down those markers when he [co-]created Woolly in 1980... For 37 years, […]
In the early 20th century, seeking riches, fur and its medicinal qualities, the people of Europe hunted the Eurasian beaver to near extinction. Clever scientists, though, had an idea of how to atone for their sins. The North American beaver, at least from the outside, seemed nearly identical. Show More Summary
"In another seismic change for Washington theater, Howard Shalwitz, who in nearly 40 years at the helm has made Woolly Mammoth Theatre a national champion of the new - and frequently provocative - American play, will leave his post as artistic director in June 2018."
The show tackles contentious politics without seeming like an "issue" play. [ more › ]
Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000 B.C., a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilizations. Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols...Show More Summary
Plus, Bill O'Reilly may be making his exit, watch out for that fastball, the fate of the woolly mammoth, and much more! [ more › ]
Melting glaciers turning land to bog was behind widespread extinctions of animals like the giant sloth and woolly mammoth between 15,000 and 11,000 years ago.
In recent years, science and the media have been buzzing with the term CRISPR. From speculation around reviving the woolly mammoth to promises of distant cures for cancer, the unproven potential for this genome editing tool has been stretched far and wide.
Playwright-actor Nilaja Sun does it alone, but her characters would have benefited from a full cast. [ more › ]
The last ice age led to the rise of the woolly mammoth and the vast expansion of glaciers, but it's just one of many that has chilled Earth throughout the planet's 4.5-billion-year history.
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