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People Now Getting Ivory Fix From Woolly Mammoths

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...

Recreating the wild: De-extinction, technology, and the ethics of conservation

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

See the ‘tuskers’ hunting woolly mammoths in Siberian permafrost

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

New book: Will the woolly mammoth roam the earth again?

Ben Mezrich's 'Woolly' claims that an extinct species may save us all.        

PayPal founder invests $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth

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 invests $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

PayPal founder Peter Thiel is investing $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth. Read more...

The race to revive woolly mammoths using ancient DNA

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Like "Jurassic Park," what if you could use genetic engineering to resurrect long-extinct creatures that once roamed the earth?

Peter Thiel gave $100,000 to the scientists trying to resurrect the woolly mammoth

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

Go Tusking With the Woolly Mammoth Hunters of Siberia

3 months agoArts / Photography : Wired: Photo

Hunting for animals extinct for 4,000 years, in a land where the sun doesn’t set.

Let’s Bring Back the Giant Flying Turkeys!

We’ve all seen Jurassic Park and its sequels. We’ve all heard about the scientists in Siberia who found a frozen woolly mammoth and are trying to find suitable cells to clone one. Given the opportunity and the right technology, have you ever thought about what dinosaur you would bring back from extinction? Triceratops? Tyrannosaurus rex?... Read more »

Photographer captures illegal mammoth tusk hunting in a striking photo series

Sometimes, photos tell incredible stories you find hard to believe. A Radio Free Europe photographer Amos Chapple tells a story that’s exactly like this. He traveled with men who illegally mine for tusks of the long-extinct woolly mammoth. Show More Summary

How Howard Shalwitz Led DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre From Madcap Hole-In-The-Wall To New Play Powerhouse

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Washington theater is a city of niches, and few brands are as indelible as Woolly Mammoth's. A 'Woolly play' is new, big, wild. The acting is hyper-real. The design might blow up. The whole thing can soar or splat. Howard Shalwitz laid down those markers when he [co-]created Woolly in 1980... For 37 years, […]

If You Resurrect The Woolly Mammoth, Can You Still Call It A Woolly Mammoth?

In the early 20th century, seeking riches, fur and its medicinal qualities, the people of Europe hunted the Eurasian beaver to near extinction. Clever scientists, though, had an idea of how to atone for their sins. The North American beaver, at least from the outside, seemed nearly identical. Show More Summary

Founder Of DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre Stepping Down After Four Decades

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"In another seismic change for Washington theater, Howard Shalwitz, who in nearly 40 years at the helm has made Woolly Mammoth Theatre a national champion of the new - and frequently provocative - American play, will leave his post as artistic director in June 2018."

Woolly Mammoth's 'Hir' Takes On Gender Transition With Comedy And Tragedy

The show tackles contentious politics without seeming like an "issue" play. [ more › ]

Stone Carvings Show Comet Hit Earth in 10,950 B.C.

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000 B.C., a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilizations. Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols...Show More Summary

ICYMI: There's A Virtual Reality Facebook Now, Because That's Exactly What We Needed

Plus, Bill O'Reilly may be making his exit, watch out for that fastball, the fate of the woolly mammoth, and much more! [ more › ]

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