Nicki Minaj has lined up her first acting role where she's not playing a computer-animated woolly mammoth, negotiating to join Nick Cassavetes's adultery comedy The Other Woman. Minaj would play Cameron Diaz's "opinionated assistantShow More Summary
Woolly mammoths stomp through the Siberian tundra as the giant moa strides the forest floor of New Zealand and Tasmania's dog-like "tigers" stalk their prey under the cover of night. This is not a snapshot of times past, nor next year's...Show More Summary
Reverse extinction: should we redo the dodo? (via AFP) Woolly mammoths stomp through the Siberian tundra as the giant moa strides the forest floor of New Zealand and Tasmania’s dog-like “tigers” stalk their prey under the cover of night. This is not a snapshot of times past, nor next year’s sequel to Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic [...]
In "American Utopias," a one-man's musings on everything from Disney to Occupy Wall Street, Mike Daisey uses his rare talent of sculpting funny tales out of acute self-awareness and discomfort to create a work of impermanent delight. one-man musings on everything from Burning Man to the Occupy Wall Street movement, is a work of impermanent delight. [ more › ]
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Our time might be better spent saving species in the face of pre-extinction.
If scientists can use genetic engineering to bring back the woolly mammoth, should they do it? How about the passenger pigeon? Or the western black rhino? Do we humans have a responsibility to restore at least some of the species that our ancestors wiped out? And if we bring them …
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A scallop fisherman netted an ancient mammoth tooth this week in New Hampshire. On Tuesday, Mike Anderson discovered the woolly mammoth tooth in a pile of scallop shells that were caught in the nets of his fishing boat, the Rimrack. It’s not the first time Anderson and his wife Padi have come across unusual items [...]Show More Summary
Paleontologists routinely resurrect and sequence DNA from woolly mammoths and other long extinct species. Future paleontologists, or librarians, may do much the same to pull up Shakespeare's sonnets, listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, or...
Remember the "fiscal cliff" – that Armageddon of spending cuts and tax hikes that threatened the send the US economy back to the age of stone tools and woolly mammoth pelts? Well, if Washington is to be believed, that was just a warmup act.
Another reason to be thankful that the world is probably not ending today is that you have more time to go see Woolly Mammoth’s two-man sidesplitter The Pajama Men. [ more › ]
The near-complete remains of a woolly mammoth skeleton have been discovered on the banks of the river Marne near Paris, France. read more
You know what's rare? Woolly mammoth skeletons. You know what's even rarer? Beautifully preserved, near-complete, French woolly mammoth skeletons. Archaeologists just dug up the latter. More »
Aside from the woolly mammoth, no Pleistocene creature is more iconic than Smilodon. The vanished sabercat is a symbol of North America’s recently-lost megafauna, but it’s also an Ice Age mystery. While the carnivore broadly resembled other felids – a cat is a cat is a cat – the predator’s fangs have confounded paleontologists for [...]
Giant German hippopotamuses wallowing on the banks of the Elbe are not a common sight. Yet 1.8 million years ago hippos were a prominent part of European wildlife, when mega-fauna such as woolly mammoths and giant cave bears bestrode the continent. Show More Summary
Scientists are investigating a well preserved woolly mammoth carcass discovered in Siberia with the hopes of finding living cells inside and cloning one of the beasts. It's a far cry from a dinosaur, but I'd still ride one into battle...Show More Summary
Crystal ball-gazing time from Gartner... The analysts, which last night published some stats on how PCs continue to reign as the woolly mammoth of the tech world, today followed up with a list of predictions for one of the areas still...Show More Summary
An 11-year-old boy from a nomadic family in Russia's north has discovered a well-preserved woolly mammoth, in what scientists describe as the best such discovery since 1901. Yevgeny Salinder, whose family lives near a polar station in...Show More Summary