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Scientists one step closer to resurrecting the woolly mammoth

Scientists may finally have what they need in order to resurrect a woolly mammoth, but there's one really big if: They need to find the mammoth's complete DNA, and with a mammoth named Buttercup, they may have it.

Did a birth defect kill the Mammoths?

Leiden - The woolly mammoths may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct, according to a new study.

Op-Ed: Mammoth Cloning maybe possible

For many years, the woolly mammoths have vanished from the Earth, while remnants of theses beast are preserved in Siberian glaciers. Recently, the blood of an extinct Siberian mammoth was found and scientists believe they can resurrect these beasts.

TopFinds: Monsanto protests go global, mammoth found in Siberia

Advocates for GMO-free food protested against Monsanto this week. An off-Broadway show about scientist Nikolas Tesla electrifies the audience. Researchers uncover a preserved wooly mammoth in Siberia. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Preserved mammoth found in Siberia, blood intact

Apparently the first adult female to be found, the fully-grown, one-ton mammoth had blood and well-preserved muscle tissue when found in the Siberian ice. This discovery comes amidst debates on whether extinct species should be resurrected using DNA.

10,000-year-old Mammoth skeleton unearthed in Mexico City

Mexico - An excavation process initiated last March by Mexico's National Institute for Anthropology and History is beginning to show some astonishing results.

Blandings star The Empress dies

The Empress, one of the stars of the popular television comedy drama series, Blandings, has died, the BBC has confirmed.

Mammoth tooth fossil found by New Hampshire fisherman

A New Hampshire fisherman recently made an unusual catch when his trawler pulled up a bona fide mammoth tooth fossil. Scientists have reportedly confirmed its authenticity.

11-year-old boy finds 30,000-year-old mammoth in northern Russia

A child has made a unique find on Cape Sopochnaya Kagra in northern Russia. Not just a skeleton, but a complete and well-preserved mammoth.

Video: Man digs up mammoth in his yard, keeps it in living room

Oskaloosa - An Iowa farmer found woolly mammoth fossils in his backyard in Oskaloosa. According to experts, the farmer may have an entire skeleton of a mammoth that died 14,000 years ago. He insists he is keeping his fossil treasure in his living room.

Video: Frozen mammoth shows signs of ancient human butchering

An extremely well preserved juvenile woolly mammoth, with its striking strawberry-blonde hair, has been discovered in a frozen ice cliff in Siberia. Analysis done on the mammoth shows signs of a lion attack, followed by early human scavengers.

Scientists could resurrect mammoths in five years

Kyoto - A team of scientists say they now have developed a process that will enable them to clone the mammoth and that the creature which has been extinct for 10,000 years may well walk the earth again in five years.

Baby Mammoth Could One Day Headline 'Pleistocene Park'

In May of 2007, Siberian reindeer farmer Yuri Khudi was tending to his herd when he noticed something on a sandbank in the Yuribei River.

Perfect mammoth skeleton found in US

An interesting find was made by scientists in the United States. Remains of an American mammoth have been found near the city of Los Angeles it was reported.

Prehistoric Baby Mammoth Found in Siberia

A group of Russians have discovered a fully preserved body of a baby mammoth in the Yamalo-Nenets region in the Urals. They plan to extricate DNA from the body and possibly clone the animal.

Mammoth Carcass Found in Siberia: What Secrets Will Unfold?

How can the discovery of a baby mammoth help scientists study climate changes? What other things can we learn from this long extinct giant creature that is the precursor to the modern elephant? Read on and learn.

Baby mammoth discovered

A baby mammoth unearthed in the permafrost of north-west Siberia could be the best preserved specimen of its type, scientists have said. The frozen carcass is to be sent to Japan for detailed study.

Farmer wants to sell mammoth skeleton

A 76-year-old Kenosha County man in whose cornfield the skeleton of a mammoth believed to be about 12,500 years old was dug up in 1994 is interested in selling it, and officials of the Milwaukee Public Museum are interested in it.

Florida teen stumbles upon mammoth tooth

A 16-year-old high school student stumbled upon what archaeologists say could be the biggest fossil find in Pinellas County in nearly a century. A shiny black rock caught Sierra Sarti-Sweeney's eye as she was taking pictures last month in Boca Ciega Mille

Mammoth comeback is possible say experts

THE woolly mammoth could be brought back from extinction using sperm extracted from animals encased in ice.

New Evidence Suggests Giant Mammoths Not Killed By Man, But Moose and Climate Change

For as long as science has studied woolly mammoths, it was believed humans led the furry giants to extinction. However, new evidence found in the Yukon suggests that is not the case.

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Scientists have pieced together how the creatures would have looked. Now they have to decide how the...
Scientists have pieced together how the creatures would have looked. Now they have to decide how they lived and migrated.
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Woolly Mammoth
Woolly Mammoth
Mammoth on display at Neuchâtel natural history museum (Switzerland). Work by Rama.
Mammoth on display at Neuchâtel natural history museum (Switzerland). Work by Rama.
Mammoth on display at Neuchâtel natural history museum (Switzerland). Work by Rama
Mammoth on display at Neuchâtel natural history museum (Switzerland). Work by Rama
Wrangel Island  last home of the mammoth
Wrangel Island, last home of the mammoth
Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius).
Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius).
Mauricio Antón
Skeleton of Columbian mammoth  Mammuthus columbi  in the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pi...
Skeleton of Columbian mammoth, Mammuthus columbi, in the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California
Yuka  a remarkably well preserved mammoth  shows signs of lion attacks and human scavenging.
Yuka, a remarkably well preserved mammoth, shows signs of lion attacks and human scavenging.
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