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Woolly mammoth could be cloned by South Korean scientists

Scientists are considering an attempt to ressurect the extinct woolly mammoth. But concerns have been raised about the ethics of such a project The fierce debate over whether to clone a woolly mammoth has been reignited by a fresh attempt to bring the species back from the dead. Show More Summary

Scientists are trying to bring back the woolly mammoth

Scientists found a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth, nicknamed "Buttercup," in Siberia last year, and they're on their way to cloning its DNA. The female Buttercup lived for roughly 50 years and was eight feet tall. The scientists believe it was eaten by predators. Show More Summary

Woolly mammoth mummy yields well-preserved brain

This is the first time scientists can study an intact, preserved brain in a large extinct mammal buried in the permafrost

Poor Marie Antoinette, poor us

2 months agoArts : Arts Post

After work on Friday, I wandered over to the Woolly Mammoth and bought a front-seat ticket to “Marie Antoinette” for $15 — practically peasant prices! The blindingly garish opening scene, complete with paparazzi flashes, suggests a Sofia Coppola treatment, but David Adjmi’s play soon grows much darker. Still, it’s a surprisingly staid production for the Woolly Mammoth. Even […]

Sketch of the Day: Birds and Botany

Step through the gates of the Copenhagen Botanical Garden and the city vanishes; it’s quiet, serene. A great collection of plants from around the world; a green hulk that looked like a woolly mammoth garbed in lace cap flowers was Hydrangea aspera ssp. sargentiana. The … Continue reading ?

For Sale: Prehistoric Woolly Mammoth Skeleton

Sky News; 'For Sale: Prehistoric Woolly Mammoth Skeleton', 23 September 2014 A rare woolly mammoth skeleton is being offered for sale in what could be the first auction of its kind in Britain. The specimen is expected to attract interest from museums and private collectors around the world because it is almost fully intact.[...]Show More Summary

A good NYT review can cancel out a Washington Post pan

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Emerging Arts Leaders DC The “difference between bad reviews and great reviews over the course of a season is around $50,000 in revenue for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company,” Woolly Mammoth marketing manager Steven Dawson writes. One Washington...Show More Summary

Never Sheepish: Sarah Marshall On Marie Antoinette, Woolly Mammoth's 35th Season

The longtime company member talks about her latest role, The Sheep. [ more › ]

Review: Metamorphosis @ Woolly Mammoth

A music-driven play about a man transformed into a monstrous bug. Spoiler: It's about as far from Rodgers & Hammerstein as you can possibly get. [ more › ]

Adorable Woolly Mammoth Stars in Math App

Slice Fractions is a fun, innovative way to help kids build a strong conceptual understanding of fractions.

How will U.S. react to Russian woolly mammoths?

I was reading the online version of The Moscow Times the other day, doing my part to keep an eye on our enemies, when this headline popped up: "Putin Shows Interest in Cloning Woolly Mammoths."

A Dinosaur-Bone-and-Diamond Choker Worth $57,000

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Understated but unusual, Monique Pean's collar necklace is a study in rarity — flanking either side of a 2.86-carat diamond are geometric crests made of fossilized dinosaur bone and woolly mammoth tusks, each edged with tiny diamonds. What we love the most are the graphic slices of black and white... More »

2+2=5? Why South Carolina's Creationism Compromise Doesn't Add Up

Politicians in South Carolina don't have a great track record with science. Earlier this year, creationists in the state legislature tried to derail an 8-year-old girl's request to make the woolly mammoth the state fossil. They demanded...Show More Summary

4 Modern Countries With Surprisingly Backward Technology

By C. Coville Published: August 06th, 2014 Most of us think of the world as clearly split into two parts. There are those poor, backward places where peasants still haul water in woolly mammoth skins, and then there are the fortunate modern countries that are one short step away from British-

About Tonight: July 28, 2014

Tonight: Pay-what-you-can at Woolly Mammoth, cheese with cocktails, and more. Plus our picks for later this week. [ more › ]

Short lives, violent deaths: Two CT-scanned Siberian mammoth calves yield trove of insights

CT scans of two newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric pachyderms. In addition, the X-ray images show that both creatures died from suffocation after inhaling mud.

X-rays, scans reveal lives, deaths of baby mammoths

Much of what we know about woolly mammoths has come from discoveries of skeletal remains, and even when the occasional soft tissues were discovered, scientists weren’t able to examine thoroughly and non-invasively until the advent of technologies like computer tomography. The discovery of two baby mammoths preserved virtually intact for 40,000 years by the Siberian [...]

Review: The Totalitarians @ Woolly Mammoth

Woolly Mammoth reaches across the aisle to create a maybe-evil, definitely-stupid candidate from hell in Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's hilarious political satire. [ more › ]

Bachelor Party Discovers 3-Million-Year-Old Elephant Fossil

A celebratory bro gathering casually stumbled upon the well-preserved bones of a beast that predates woolly mammoths

Can woolly mammoths be brought back from extinction?

Harvard Medical School scientists are hard at work developing a method for de-extinction

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