mammoth

tech-science

This 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Head Was Found in Siberian Permafrost

Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.
Becky Ferreira
6.13.19
Unicorns

Climate Change Killed the ‘Siberian Unicorn,’ Study Says

This Eurasian giant weighed 7,700 pounds and likely had the largest horn of any rhino, extinct or living.
Becky Ferreira
11.28.18
craters

Scientists Discover Hidden Asteroid Crater Under a Mile of Greenland Ice

Research partially funded by Carlsberg beer company found an asteroid impact underneath Greenland’s Hiawatha Glacier.
Becky Ferreira
11.14.18
history

The 65-Year-Old Tale of Mystery Meat Believed to Come From a Woolly Mammoth

A 65-year-old mystery surrounding the origin of some meat—believed to be the flesh of a mammoth or giant sloth—has once and for all been solved.
Alex Swerdloff
2.5.16
earth

Humans Were Living in the Arctic 15,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought

Woolly mammoth bones peg our arrival at about 45,000 years ago.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.17.16
DNA

DNA Analysis Reveals the Role of Climate Change in Mammoth Extinction

Pleistocene megafauna could handle cooling periods, but global warming was another story.
Becky Ferreira
7.26.15
Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

The Mission to Clone the Woolly Mammoth

Whether or not we can clone a mammoth is the simpler question. The big one is: should we?
Ben Makuch and Xavier Aaronson
4.8.15
Motherboard Blog

Mammoths, Mastodons, and a Giant Armadillo Dug Out of a Venezuelan Oil Field

Giant Armadillos, early spearheads, and a brand new species are just some of the insane specimens recently dug up in Venezuela.
Becky Ferreira
9.5.13
Motherboard

Is It a Good Idea to Revive Extinct Species, Jurassic Park-Style?

Some scientists say no, others say yes. The 10 year-old in all of us wants to see a live wooly mammoth.
Austin Considine
3.16.13
tech

Seminal Tusks

An 11-year-old kid from Siberia just discovered the best-preserved woolly mammoth in over a century. Spoiler: It was killed by humans.
Adam Clark Estes
10.5.12
Motherboard Blog

An 11-Year Old Discovered the Best-Preserved Wooly Mammoth in a Century, and It Was Killed by Humans

Jenya must be the luckiest boy in all of Siberia. The 11-year old was walking around on the tundra, probably listening to some Skrillex on his 2nd-generation iPod, when he stumbled upon some strange appendages jutting out of the permafrost. These weren...
Adam Clark Estes
10.5.12