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Woolly Mammoth Skeleton May Revise Experts' Timeline of Early America

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The mammal appears to have been butchered 15,000 years ago, long before humans were thought to arrive in the region it was found.

What Really Killed Off the Woolly Mammoth?

What caused woolly mammoths to die-off so quickly? New evidence suggests an unfavorable climate may have drove them to extinction

Chiefs, Broncos Need QBs to Thrive If They're Going to Catch Raiders

There are moments when the offense of the Kansas City Chiefs runs with the fluidity and sexiness of a woolly mammoth stuck knee deep in a tarpit. Baseball bats to the crotch provide more sensory enjoyment. Plodding, boring, unimaginative, check-down-happy, stuffed-screen-pass, matriculating down the field between naps...this at times is that offense. Show More Summary

Go Tusking With the Woolly Mammoth Hunters of Siberia

Hunting for animals extinct for 4,000 years, in a land where the sun doesn't set. The post Go Tusking With the Woolly Mammoth Hunters of Siberia appeared first on WIRED.

Watch Mike Daisey’s Acclaimed Theatrical Monologue The Trump Card Live from New York

All summer and into fall, monologuist Mike Daisey has been performing his show The Trump Card to sold-out crowds at some of the top theaters in the country: New York’s Public Theater, Washington’s Woolly Mammoth; Minneapolis’ Guthrie. Show More Summary

Facts About Mastodons

Mastodons were prehistoric relatives of today's elephants. They were related to — and not the same animals as — woolly mammoths.

Facts About Woolly Mammoths

The woolly mammoth, a cousin of today's elephants, died out about 10,000 years ago. It may be possible to bring them back by cloning, but should we?

Milk Carton Woolly Mammoth

Milk Carton Woolly Mammoth Here’s a simple craft idea for teachers, home educationalists and museum staff who want to teach about Ice Age prehistoric animals.  A plastic milk carton can be turned into a Woolly Mammoth model. A Milk Carton Woolly Mammoth Model Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur This is a simple and fun to make […]

Five Betty Boops Play In Woolly Mammoth's Funny 'Collective Rage'

A lot of things that seem like art are actually about sex, the play suggests, if not in so many words. [ more › ]

Photographer places life size animal prints in what used to be their natural habitats

Growing up in England, home to brown bears, wolves, wolverines and woolly mammoths, photographer Nick Brandt noticed something. Like most of us, he spotted that they weren’t around any more. Mankind had encroached upon their territory and essentially wiped them out. Or at least, led to the cause of their demise long before any of us were ever [...]Show More Summary

How Should DeExtinction be Used? Zoos or Ecological Restoration?

Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from the dead? Scientists say it's only a matter of time.In fact this year, the International Union for Conservation of Nature issued its first official set of guidelines on resurrecting extinct species. Show More Summary

Merchandise made from woolly mammoth remains

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Woolly mammoths became extinct (from hunting and/or habitat shrinkage) 4,000 years ago. But you can buy remains for a reasonable price. This hair sample, for instance, is $15 on Amazon. You can also purchase pocket knives with handles made from Siberian Woolly Mammoth teeth for a couple of hundred bucks. A full skeleton runs about $400,000.

10 Long Lost Beasts Of The Old World

3 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Some 80,000 years ago, our planet began to cool, heralding the dawn of the last ice age. This was a land of giants like the Woolly Mammoths, Saber-Toothed Cats, Dire Wolves, Giant Ground Sloths, and Glyptodonts.In the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, however, the story was quite different. Show More Summary

A mammoth undertaking: Can de-extinction be ecologically responsible?

Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from the dead? Scientists say it's only a matter of time. A conservation ecologist and colleagues have examined ecologically responsible de-extinction, and what it means for science.

A mammoth undertaking

Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from the dead? Scientists say it's only a matter of time. In fact this year, the International Union for Conservation of Nature issued its first official set of guidelines on resurrecting extinct species. Show More Summary

Scientists Hoped to Have Cloned a Living Woolly Mammoth by Now — Why Haven’t We?

Five years ago, we wrote about a team of Japanese scientists who predicted they would successfully clone a woolly mammoth within five years. So, why don't we have a living mammoth yet? Even though the project has not been successfulShow More Summary

A Movie Is Being Made About The De-Extinction Of The Woolly Mammoth

Author Ben Mezrich is no stranger to finding a cool story and seeing it become a movie. He wrote the books that got turned into The Social Network and 21 and now his upcoming work has already been picked up by Hollywood. It’s about the potential return of the woolly mammoth. More »      

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