Why Bringing Back a Woolly Mammoth Is No Longer Science Fiction

Dr. George Church is a real-life Dr. Frankenstein. The inventor of CRISPR and one of the minds behind the Human Genome Project is no longer content just reading and editing DNA—now he wants to make new life. In Ben Mezrich’s latest book, Wooly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures, Church and his Harvard lab try to do the impossible, and clone an extinct Woolly mammoth back into existence. Read More >>

Why the Extinct Woolly Mammoth Could Soon Become a Protected Species

When you hear about animals being protected and put on special watch lists, you generally assume that there are some living specimens dotting around the planet. But that's not always the case, and the long-extinct woolly mammoth could be getting some extra protection. Read More >>

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Watch a 500,000-Year-Old Mammoth Get its First X-Ray

This photo shows staff members from Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and the San Diego Natural History Museum who are X-raying a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment in the NMCSD radiology department on Monday. Man, those are some pretty massive teeth. Read More >>

Russian Scientists Have Found a Frozen Woolly Mammoth With Blood That Still Flows

The woolly mammoth cloning project might have just gotten a massive boost from a brand new find on an isolated Siberian island. Scientists discovered a frozen fully-grown female mammoth carcass with parts of it in immaculate condition. Not only that, but they found its blood, preserved and still liquid despite it being -10C. Read More >>

Dwarf Mammoths Used to Inhabit the Island of Crete

The smallest mammoth ever known to have existed has been confirmed to have lived on the island of Crete—and scientists believe that it was an adult which had evolved into a dwarf species of the giant beasts. Read More >>

10,000 Year Old Frozen Mammoth Found Perfectly Preserved in Siberia

The BBC is reporting on the discovery of a mammoth carcass found preserved in Siberian ice for at least 10,000 years. The carcass is that of a juvenile mammoth, about 2 1/2 years old, that researchers have dubbed "Yuka." Its flesh, and even hair, have endured astonishingly well over millennia buried in ice. Video of the mammoth being uncovered can be seen on the BBC website. Read More >>