Yesterday, an international team attempted for the second time to determine if they will be able to clone a Woolly Mammoth found with liquid blood in its remarkably preserved remains. Siberian scientists promise they won't be resurrecting the extinct species without a "scientific purpose," so don't get too excited. Yet.
Scientists remain hopeful that a woolly mammoth may someday be cloned. Photo by Flickr user Mark Ryan Woolly mammoth blood and tissue discovered in Siberia in 2013 will give scientists “a high chance” to clone the prehistoric animal,...Show More Summary
Fifth in our series of glimpses of the theater future: Round House Theatre’s 2014-15 season. (We’ve previously taken tours of the forthcoming dramatic agendas of Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Arena Stage and the...Show More Summary
Construction workers digging in Seattle's south Lake Union area have found a tusk from an Woolly Mammoth, according to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Q13 FOX reported: "Burke Museum paleontologists have examined the...Show More Summary
Fresh today in our ongoing assessment of the newly announced theater seasons in and around DC for 2014-15: Woolly Mammoth. (Previously covered: Shakespeare Theatre Company.) Company trademark: Envelope-pushing contemporary plays. The season: – “Marie Antoinette,” by David Adjmi, directed by Yury Urnov. Show More Summary
Scary as they might have looked, woolly mammoths had a decidedly non-threatening diet: They feasted on small flowers, according to a new theory. And the decline of these once-abundant plants, called forbs, may explain the disappearance of the mammoths themselves, NPR reports. Experts had believed woolly mammoths ate grass, but...
The vegan woolly mammoth met its demise when its flowery food source disappeared. Read More The post Disappearing Flower Made the Plant Loving Woolly Mammoth Extinct appeared first on Ecorazzi.
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- A recent study in the journal Nature finds that nearly 50,000 years ago during the ice age, the landscape was not as drab as once thought -- it was filled with colorful wildflowers. These wildflowers helped sustain woolly mammoths and other giant grazing animals. read more
Does a woolly mammoth need a lawyer? (Carl Zimmer). The often bizarre legal implications of the "de-extinction" movement, which aims to recreate extinct species through cloning or genetic engineering. A sample question: can you patent a mammoth? Today, I live in the book (The Magazine). Show More Summary
Woolly Mammoth Theatre is one of five recipients nationwide of a major grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation designed to help performing arts institutions navigate changes in the arts marketplace. The “change capital” pilot program will provide $800,000 to Woolly over the next several years to aid as the company sees fit in a […]
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Woolly Mammoth skeleton at Smithsonian Institution © akseabird Why go to a museum when you can make copies of pieces of its collection at home? Well, assuming that you have a 3D printer in your home. Anyway, the day when 3D printers are commonplace isn’t far off, and the day when museums make their artifacts [...]Show More Summary
The Wright Brothers’ airplane. The Cosmic Buddha. A fossilized Woolly Mammoth. For decades, the only way to see artifacts like these has been to visit the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC. And even if you have the time and money...Show More Summary
The Wright brothers' first airplane and the skeleton of a woolly mammoth are among an array of artifacts available to view in a new online 3-D archive launched Wednesday by the prestigious Smithsonian museum. The Smithsonian, the world's...Show More Summary
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Appropriate is a searingly funny, painfully accurate play about denial in white identity. [ more › ]
AP Images/REX/IBL Wednesday night, the charismatic leader of the world’s newest religious movement was bouncing manically around a rehearsal room in the basement of the Woolly Mammoth Theater in Washington, DC, herding his flock into chairs. Show More Summary
Alexandria, VA – Saber-tooth tigers, dire wolves and woolly mammoths conjure up images of a past when large beasts struggled against the elements, each other, and even against humans for survival. Thousands of these creatures met their demise in the muck of the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, where they slowly sank into the tar and were fossilized. Show More Summary
October 17, 2013—Antibiotic resistance (ABR) has been around for millennia; genes showing ABR have been found in woolly mammoth fossils. It's a natural occurrence, and scientists need to account for this when doing studies on ABR. read more
A wide-ranging probe into woolly mammoths has added to evidence that the towering tusker was wiped out by climate change, scientists said on Wednesday. British and Swedish researchers sequenced DNA from 88 samples of mammoth bone, tooth and tusk, looking for a signature in the genetic code that is handed down on the maternal line. Show More Summary