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The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst

The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst New research on the last-surviving mammoth population in North America has shown that this particular group probably didn’t die as the result of human hunting or a loss of food.One possible explanation for the Saint Paul mammoths’ eventual extinction would be the glacial melt that created the island in the first place.

Chill out, woolly mammoths aren't coming back just yet

Chill out, woolly mammoths aren't coming back just yet Woolly mammoths won't be trouncing through the Arctic tundra anytime soon.Woolly mammoths roamed the planet for hundreds of thousands of years before they vanished about 4,000 years ago.

Hybrid woolly mammoths could soon walk the Earth, thanks to Harvard scientists

Hybrid woolly mammoths could soon walk the Earth, thanks to Harvard scientists Well, scientists at Harvard University have a not dissimilar scheme to bring back another long-extinct creature in the form of the woolly mammoth.” This “mammophant” would be part elephant, but with various mammoth genes spliced in using gene editing to give it shaggy hair, smaller ears, cold-adapted blood, and other woolly mammoth characteristics.

Elephants finally catch a break as ivory prices plunge in China

Elephants finally catch a break as ivory prices plunge in China Despite the devastating toll on elephants, China's ivory market — the world's largest — has long been legal.Lucy Vigne, a researcher from Save the Elephants, said findings from 2015 and 2016 show that China's legal ivory trade "has been severely diminished.

Early Human History Gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Early Human History Gets Curiouser and Curiouser For some time, experts have thought people first arrived in the Americas from the so-called “Old World” around 15,000 years ago.Researchers now believe that they’ve found evidence of humans in the Americas that dates back over 130,000 years.