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Woolly Mammoth

'Buttercup' Blood Brings Cloning Effort One Step Closer

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.24.2014 | Science

Scientists are one step closer to cloning a woolly mammoth, thanks to the results of a new autopsy conducted on a remarkably preserved specimen of the...

Man Finds Tusk Decades After Mom Found One In Same Place

AP | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tus...

Emily Thomas

Scientists Are Going Gaga Over This Baby Woolly Mammoth

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.11.2014 | Science

Scientists studying two mummified baby woolly mammoths found in the Siberian Arctic have announced new details about the animals' short lives -- and g...

Climate Probably Didn't Cause Extinctions, Researchers Say

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

The latest volley in a long-running debate over why woolly mammoths, giant sloths, mastodons and cave lions died out worldwide suggests that humans a...

Higher Education, South Carolina Style

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The woolly mammoth has company. It went extinct some time back. Higher education in South Carolina is hot on its tail.

Mammoth Discovery Is On The Move

AP | MARKO DROBNJAKOVIC | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science

KOSTOLAC, Serbia (AP) — Serbian archaeologists on Friday used heavy machinery to move a female mammoth skeleton — believed to be one million years...

Creationists Block Girl's Quest To Name An Official State Fossil

Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion

Olivia McConnell is only eight years old, but she's already helped introduce a bill to the legislature of her home state of South Carolina, which will...

Devastating Defect May Have Contributed To Mammoths' Extinction

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science

The last of the woolly mammoths may have suffered from high rates of devastating birth defects, new research suggests. Fossils of mammoths found ne...

WATCH: Construction Workers Unearth Mammoth Tusk

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle museum official says construction workers have found a tusk from an ice age mammoth. KIRO-TV reports (http://is.gd/GFoLe1)...

Fossilized Poop Paints Surprising New Picture Of Ancient 'Mega-Beasts'

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

Woolly mammoths, rhinos and other ice age beasts may have munched on high-protein wildflowers called forbs, new research suggests. And far from livin...

LOOK: Mammoth With Fur Still Intact Goes On Display

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science

An extraordinarily well-preserved woolly mammoth uncovered in Siberia was revealed to the public for the first time this week in Japan. While the b...

POLL: Should Scientists Revive Extinct Creatures?

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 03/15/2013 05:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Biologists briefly brought the extinct Pyrenean ibex back to life i...

Russian Boy Makes Discovery Of The Century

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

Though he's only 11, Evgeny Salinder has an impressive claim to fame -- especially if he ever wants to become a paleontologist. While traipsing abo...

WOW: SF Construction Crew Unearths Woolly Mammoth Bones

| Posted 11.12.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert San Francisco construction crews dug up an 11,000-year-old woolly ...

PHOTOS: Rare Mammoth 'Graveyard' Found In Pit Mine

AP | MARKO DROBNJAKOVIC | Posted 06.20.2012 | Science

KOSTOLAC, Serbia -- First there was one. Then another. And another. Archaeologists in Serbia say they have discovered a rare mammoth field containing...

WATCH: Family Shocked To Find Prehistoric Bones In Backyard

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

When an Iowa family first stumbled across the strange object in their backyard, it looked like an old bowling ball. But imagine the surprise when the ...

Breast Cancer Survivor Storytelling At Woolly Mammoth: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 5

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.05.2012 | DC

Top 5 For Tuesday, June 5 1. Getting It Off Our Chests: Stories from Breast Cancer Survivors At Woolly Mammoth The worthy cause is reason enough ...

Ancient Beast Unearthed On Island Was Smallest Of Its Type

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/08/2012 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The smallest dwarf mammoth, standing at under 4 feet...

'The Agony And The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs' Coming To Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Washington theater is apologizing for calling a one-man show that purported to show horrific working conditions at Chinese factories t...

Scientists Team Up To Clone Woolly Mammoth

Newser.com | Posted 03.13.2012 | Weird News

The woolly mammoth may be on the comeback trail, thanks to a deal signed today between prominent Russian and South Korean scientists to collaborate on...

Woolly Mammoth Extinction Gets Surprising New Explanation

| Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

The past few tens of millennia were hard times for the "megafauna" of the world. Hundreds of big-bodied species—from the mammoths of North America t...

Lee Speigel

Tusk, Tusk: Woolly Mammoth Video A Big, Hairy Hoax (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Weird News

It's not exactly the boy who cried wolf - it might be more correct to call it the man who hollered woolly mammoth. It appears that a story last wee...

Woolly Mammoth Allegedly Caught On Video In Siberia

Posted 02.09.2012 | Weird News

A woolly mammoth has reportedly been seen and videotaped in Siberia, offering irrefutable proof that the giant hairy prehistoric elephants -- believed...

Should Scientists Recreate Extinct Species?

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

In light of the current global mass extinction crisis, should we try to bring back extinct species such as the quagga or the woolly mammoth?

Woolly Mammoth Could Be Reborn In 4 Years

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Researchers will attempt resurrecting the mammoth, a species believed extinct for over 5,000 years, after finally obtaining tissue last summer from a ...