The 20,000-year-old fossil is on display in the Titan Student Union
While conducting an analysis of woolly mammoth DNA, European researchers noticed something a little strange. A disproportionate number of male mammoths were found preserved in traps, such as holes and bogs. The explanation, say the researchers, can be be tied to the behaviour of their distant relatives - the modern elephant. More »
Researchers who have sexed 98 woolly mammoth specimens collected from various parts of Siberia have discovered that the fossilized remains more often came from males of the species than females. They speculate that this skewed sex ratio—seven...Show More Summary
(Cell Press) Researchers who have sexed 98 woolly mammoth specimens collected from various parts of Siberia have discovered that the fossilized remains more often came from males of the species than females. They speculate that thisShow More Summary
When paleontologists pull woolly mammoth fossils from mud pits, sinkholes, mudflows and other ancient booby traps, odds are it was a male that fell victim to the hazard. This macabre gender bias, researchers say in a new study, serves as a window into the behavioral patterns of these hirsute beasts that died out roughly 10,000 years ago. Show More Summary
After decades of researching the impact that humans are having on animal and plant species around the world, Chris Thomas has a simple message: Cheer up. Yes, we’ve wiped out woolly mammoths and ground sloths, and are finishing off black rhinos and Siberian tigers, but the doom is not all gloom. Show More Summary
A crew spent two days this week installing a woolly mammoth skeleton about 20,000 years old in Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Student Union.
"As artistic neighbors go, Howard Shalwitz and Michael Kahn appear to be miles apart. Shalwitz runs the new-plays troupe Woolly Mammoth Theatre; Kahn heads the classical Shakespeare Theatre Company. Woolly seats 265; the STC’s two stages combined hold more than 1,200.... Swinging up and down Seventh Street between the Lansburgh and Woolly from morning […]
Unfortunately, the play lacks nuance. [ more › ]
The hunt is on for frozen tusks from the extinct woolly mammoth, and NPR reports that it's making people rich in otherwise poor regions of Siberia. But it's also taking a devastating toll on the landscape, according to a photographer who embedded with hunters for three weeks. "It should be...
Is extinction forever? Efforts are under way to use gene editing and other tools of biotechnology to "recreate" extinct species such as the woolly mammoth and the passenger pigeon. Could such "de-extinction" initiatives aid conservation...Show More Summary
WHAT COULD GO WRONG? We Could Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth. Here’s How.
It's an entrepreneurial horse race in some of the poorest villages in Siberia, as "tuskers" hope to strike it rich by selling prehistoric ivory to Chinese buyers
Ben Mezrich's 'Woolly' claims that an extinct species may save us all.
The woolly mammoth has been extinct for over 4,000 years — but some scientists think they can bring it back. Video provided by Newsy
PayPal founder Peter Thiel is investing $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth. Read more...
Like "Jurassic Park," what if you could use genetic engineering to resurrect long-extinct creatures that once roamed the earth?
Woolly mammoths could be coming to a park near you sometime before 2027, thanks to funding from PayPal founder and tech luminary Peter Thiel. That's according to a new book by Ben Mezrich called "Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to...Show More Summary