Tag: Woolly Mammoth

You Are What You Eat: Neanderthals, Woolly Mammoths Apparently Shared Genetic Traits

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 Revive Ancients Cells From 28,000-year-old Woolly Mammoth Yuka

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

Puppy Unearths 13,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Tooth In Family Backyard

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

Man Finds Woolly Mammoth Bone While Strolling On A Beach

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

Lone Male Mammoths More Risk-Taking, Fell Into More Traps Than Females

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

Stone Carvings Suggest Earth Was Hit By Comet 13,000 Years Ago

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

Resurrecting Extinct Woolly Mammoth May Help Mitigate Climate Change: Scientists

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

Extinct Woolly Mammoth Can Be Brought Back To Life, Scientists Reveal

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

Extinct Woolly Mammoth Could Become Protected Species In Crackdown On Ivory Smuggling

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

Lonely Woolly Mammoths On Alaskan Island Died Of Thirst

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

14,000-Year-Old Mammoth Skeleton Discovered In Mexico City During A Drain Installation

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

40000-Year-Old Juvenile Mammoth Named Lyuba Gets Featured In Canadian Museum

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 Unearth Bones Of Mammoth, Other Ice Age Animals At OSU Football Stadium

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

An Unearthed Woolly Mammoth Places Humans In The Arctic 45,000 Years Ago

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

Human Hunting Or Climate Change? New Study Reveals Secret To Woolly Mammoth's Extinction

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

Woolly Mammoth Remains Discovered In Siberia Set To Be Cloned

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

Butchered Remains Of Woolly Mammoth Unearthed From Farmer's Soy Field In Michigan

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

Woolly Mammoth Extinction: Humans And Not Climate Change To Blame

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

Woolly Mammoth Genome Study Brings Us A Step Closer To Cloning Ice Age Giants

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

Genetic Analysis Helps Explain How Woolly Mammoth Could Bear The Cold

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

Woolly Mammoth Genome Sequencing Complete - Is De-Extinction Next?

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

Woolly Mammoth DNA Spliced Into Cells Of Living Elephant:

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 May Be Inching Closer And Closer To Resurrecting Woolly Mammoth

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

Woolly Mammoth: To Clone or Not to Clone, That is the Question?

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

Is Cloning A Woolly Mammoth Ethical?

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

Woolly Mammoth Inches to De-Extinction: Cloning Potential Sparks Debate

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

Woolly mammoth Yuka goes to Moscow: Meet the 39,000-year-old baby

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

Baby mammoth deaths revealed with 3D scanner

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

Dogs assisted humans in driving woolly mammoths to extinction

Woolly mammoths may have been driven to extinction by human hunters using a powerful new weapon - the first dogs.

Animals June 1, 2014

Why woolly mammoths became extinct? Cervical ribs may hold the answer

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

Abnormal neck bones suggest inbreeding spelled extinction of woolly mammoths

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

South Lake Mammoth needs a name - Here's how to help

A Columbian Mammoth was unearthed near Seatlle in February. Here's how to give it a name!

Animals March 11, 2014

Woolly mammoth was a vegan, munched on flowers

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

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