Scientists discover that two completely different species can evolve and develop the same genetic characteristics. In a landmark study, Neanderthals and woolly mammoths are found to be very similar to each other.
Ancient April 10, 2019
Scientists from Japan and Russia successfully reactivate the ancient cells of a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth. With more advanced equipment and well-preserved samples, this could pave the way for a mammoth-elephant hybrid, researchers said.
Animals March 20, 2019
The dog named Scout was paying close attention to something that looked like a rock in the backyard. It turned out that the object was part of a tooth of an extinct woolly mammoth.
Animals November 30, 2018
A man discovered a piece of a mammoth leg bone on a shore of one of the beaches in Scotland. His discovery could be the first ever confirmed mammoth bone found in his country.
Animals June 12, 2018
Researchers find that 7 out of 10 woolly mammoth remains from Siberia were of males. This suggests a matriarchal social structure of mammoths, much like modern-day elephants.
Ancient November 3, 2017
Ancient symbols carved at the Gobekli Tepe temple in Turkey suggest that comet fragments hit Earth about 13,000 years ago. What does this tell about the mini ice age known as the Younger Dryas?
Ancient April 24, 2017
Creating a hybrid of the woolly mammoth is possible in as little as within two years. Scientists say that resurrecting the extinct Ice Age animal can help mitigate climate change. How?
Animals February 17, 2017
Using the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic engineering technology, a team from Harvard seeks to create a hybrid embryo that can potentially resurrect the woolly mammoth. The basis will be the endangered Asian elephant, the extinct creature's closest living kin.
Animals February 16, 2017
The woolly mammoth could become the first long-extinct animal to be given legal protection under conservation trade rules. How can this help in the illegal trade of ivories from endangered elephants?
Animals August 22, 2016
An isolated population of Alaskan woolly mammoths survived 5,000 years after their cousins and relatives went extinct. However, a new study revealed that it was the lack of access to freshwater that finally took them down.
Ancient August 1, 2016
Archaeologists unearth the remains of a 14,000-year-old Columbian mammoth in the Tultepec village in Mexico City. The fossilized remains were discovered during a drain installation, lying two meters underneath a village street.
Ancient June 27, 2016
The world's only fully preserved mammoth has visited Canada for a very special exhibit this June. Its appearance in the country is a triumph of Canadian scientists' diplomatic and scientific efforts.
Ancient May 31, 2016
Construction workers unearthed what looks like thousand-year-old bones of a mammoth, among other ancient animals, at Oregon State University’s football stadium. What was supposed to be a renovation project of the athletic department became a field site of the anthropology department.
Animals January 27, 2016
Remains of a woolly mammoth thousands of years old and how it was killed indicates that humans were around earlier than previously thought — and in an area that was though to be uninhabited.
Animals January 14, 2016
New chemical evidence extracted from prehistoric tusks suggests that the extinction of the woolly mammoth was likely caused by overhunting in the part of early human civilizations. This adds to the ongoing debate of whether humans actually triggered the disappearance of the giant mammals or if it was caused by climate change.
Earth/Environment October 21, 2015
Pieces of woolly mammoth skin have been discovered in the Siberian coast. Scientists are determined to make good use of this find in the hopes of reviving the extinct giant.
Animals October 12, 2015
Two farmers at the Bristle's Farm in Lima Township, Michigan stumbled upon a mammoth discovery - literally. The farmers accidentally dug up parts of a rare mammoth skeleton.
Animals October 5, 2015
Researchers found that the primary cause of woolly mammoth demise is not climate change, rather it is human colonization. The findings of a new study were not able to identify the exact circumstances of the extinction but very well showed that human activities are to blame.
Animals August 17, 2015
Scientists did a comparative experiment to identify characteristics of the long-gone woolly mammoth and current Asian elephants to figure out how the extinct creatures have been so adaptable to cold climates in the Ice Age. The experiment branched out to another study that could possibly bring the creatures back as hybrid clones.
Earth/Environment July 7, 2015
Woolly mammoths had specific genetic mutations designed to help them live in frigid environments. Could this finding be another step toward bringing back the animals?
July 2, 2015
The woolly mammoth died out thousands of years ago, but don't count it out just yet. Genetic mapping is now complete for woolly mammoths, and de-extinction could be right around the corner.
April 23, 2015
DNA from a woolly mammoth has been spliced into the genetic code of modern elephants. How could this help combat global climate change?
Earth/Environment March 26, 2015
Scientists at the Harvard Universty are a step closer in bringing back to life the woolly mammoth. The last species of the woolly mammoth is believed to have become extinct about 4,000 years ago.
Earth/Environment March 24, 2015
Scientists are debating over the question if the woolly mammoth should be brought back to life. Scientists discovered well-preserved remains that increased hopes the extinct animal can be cloned.
November 18, 2014
After a well-preserved DNA sample was recently extracted from the remains of a woolly mammoth, scientists begin the debate as to whether we should clone the great beasts or not.
Internet Culture November 18, 2014
A woolly mammoth, found in the ice of Siberia, filled with blood, may provide researchers with the ability to clone the animals, bringing them back to life. But is de-extinction really a good idea?
November 17, 2014
Yuka is a woolly mammoth who died 39,000 years ago. Discovery of her well-preserved remains could give scientists enough data to make a new generation of the extinct animals.
October 28, 2014
Mammoths who died 40,000 years ago in Siberia have been examined by a CT scanner, revealing their cause of death.
Animals July 18, 2014
Woolly mammoths may have been driven to extinction by human hunters using a powerful new weapon - the first dogs.
Animals June 1, 2014
Woolly mammoths went extinct 10,000 years ago. The last of the animals may have suffered from skeletal deformities, which could have doomed the species.
Animals March 27, 2014
Scientists have uncovered new evidence regarding the extinction of the woolly mammoth. Clues to the mystery lie hidden in ancient mammoth neck ribs.
Animals March 26, 2014
A Columbian Mammoth was unearthed near Seatlle in February. Here's how to give it a name!
Animals March 11, 2014
Conditions in the arctic just before the last ice age may have been filled with fields of flowers. One of them became vitally important to giant animals, such as the woolly mammoth, foraging for food.
Animals February 7, 2014