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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 »      

Fox and Temple Hill Secure Film Rights to Ben Mezrich’s Woolly

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

For this project, Ben Mezrich wrote about a group of scientists who band together to try to resurrect a woolly mammoth from extinction.

St Paul Mammoths Went Extinct 5,600 Years ago

While the Minoan culture on Crete was just beginning, woolly mammoths were disappearing from St. Paul Island, Alaska, according to an international team of scientists who have dated this extinction to 5,600 years ago."It's amazing that...Show More Summary

Fox Is Making a Movie About the De-Extinction of the Woolly Mammoth

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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. Read more...

Alaskan woolly mammoths died of thirst: study

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

One of the world's last surviving groups of woolly mammoths likely died of thirst as the salty seas rose around these iconic Ice Age creatures 5,600 years ago, researchers say. The study also warns that a similar scenario could imperil...Show More Summary

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Thirsty Woolly Mammoths of St. Paul Island

St. Paul’s and Wrangel Island Woolly Mammoth Populations This week has seen the publication of research undertaken by an international team of scientists led by academics from the University of Pennsylvania, that explains the demise of one of the last populations of Woolly Mammoths to have lived on Earth.  Mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) survived on the […]

The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst

New research suggests that the last mammoth population in North America wasn't hunted to death and didn't die out from a lack of food.

Last Woolly Mammoths 'Died Of Thirst'

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit One of the last known groups of woolly mammoths died out because of a lack of drinking water, scientists believe. The Ice Age beasts were living on a remote island off the coast of Alaska, and scientists have dated their...Show More Summary

Some Woolly Mammoths Survived Until Just 5600 Years Ago

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A new study finds that mammoths were roaming Alaska’s St. Paul Island as recently as 5600 years ago, but even then their days were numbered.

Alaska's Woolly Mammoths Likely Died of Thirst

Some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths literally died of thirst, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The ancient animals were still living on a small island off the coast of Alaska until about 5,600 years ago—or 5,...

The very last mammoths were dying for a drink

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists used fossilized mammoth remains and spores from their poop to re-create the dying days of some of the world's last woolly mammoths.

Is This Why the Woolly Mammoth Went Extinct?

Lack of fresh water probably killed off one of the last populations of woolly mammoths living on a remote Alaskan island, new research suggests. The mammoths of St Paul Island became extinct around 5,600 years ago at about the same time...Show More Summary

Lack of water likely caused extinction of isolated Alaska mammoths

A remnant population of woolly mammoths on a remote Alaska island was likely pushed to extinction by rising sea levels and a lack of access to fresh water, according to a newly published study.

The story of woolly mammoths' last stand on an Alaskan island - CNET

Isolated in the Bering Sea, woolly mammoths outlasted their mainland counterparts for thousands of years. But their eventual demise provides a cautionary tale for today.

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