Mankind may be on the verge of actually making a species go de-extinct. If a research team's plans go the way they intended, man may be able to meet the woolly mammoth. Well, not entirely a woolly mammoth, but a genetic cousin.
A team of scientists from Harvard claim that there are just two years away from resurrecting the woolly mammoth with the help of cutting-edge genetic engineering.
Scientists have discovered that the Earth's last living woolly mammoths went extinct on St. Paul Island in Alaska due to scarce fresh water sources caused by drastic environmental changes.
Iberian lynx fossils dating to 1.6 million years ago were recently recovered from a cave in Barcelona, Spain. It's the oldest lynx specimen ever found, suggesting the species arrived in the area 500,000 years earlier than originally estimated.
An isotopic analysis of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoth tusks suggests that the prehistoric mammals went extinct as a result of excess hunting, not climate change.
Paleontologists from the University of Michigan recently excavated almost 20 percent of a complete woolly mammoth skeleton from a local wheat field. The discovery was made by farmer and landowner who was digging to install a drainage pipe.
Scientists have successfully mapped the first ever nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths, shedding light on their evolutionary history and what led to the mass extinction of this iconic species at the end of the Ice Age.
Scientists may be able to bring back the long extinct woolly mammoth after pasting its DNA into the elephant's genetic code.
You definitely heard of the woolly mammoth, but did you know that 10,000 years ago, some particularly hairy rhinoceros were stomping around the Sleeping Lands as well? Researchers recently got their hands on an incredibly well-preserved carcass of a baby woolly rhino - one that had been trapped in ice for thousands upon thousands of years.
Scientists are attempting to bring a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth back to life, so to speak, by cloning one of these massive, long-extinct beasts discovered recently in Siberia.
She may have perished some 39,000 years ago, but Yuka the baby woolly mammoth is still teaching us about this behemoth species, and our own ancestors, as the subject of a new public display in Moscow.
Computerized tomography (CT) scans have revealed clues of the terrifying last moments of two baby mammoths' deaths. The conclusions that can be drawn from these scans are detailed in a recent study.
Fossil remains of a teenage woolly mammoth discovered in Siberia.