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  • Bones Of Contention: Dinosaur Cells Survived Millions Of Years Trapped In Bone

    08/15/2015 8:58:12 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 46 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | Mary Schwietzer
    Twenty years ago Mary Schweitzer found herself the closest that anyone has ever been to a living dinosaur. As she examined a thin slice of a T. Rex bone fragment under a microscope, she realized she was looking at what appeared to be preserved red blood cells- cells which had no place in a 65 million year old fossil. It was the first time that anyone had found evidence that biological material could survive the passage of millions of years and still retain its molecular structure, challenging one of the central beliefs of paleontologists. Proving that what she was seeing...
  • The Anti-Science Left

    06/17/2015 4:21:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 17, 2015 | John Stossel
    This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called "The Republican War on Science." I could just as easily write a book called "The Democratic War on Science." The conflict conservatives have with science is mostly caused by religion. Some religious conservatives reject evolution, and some oppose stem cell research. But neither belief has a big impact on our day-to-day lives. Species continue to evolve regardless of what conservatives believe, and if conservatives ban government funding of stem cell research, private investors will continue the work. By contrast, the left's bad ideas about science do more harm. Many on...
  • 'Jurassic World' Set to Bite Off $125M-Plus in U.S. Debut

    06/12/2015 1:42:57 PM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 9, 2015 | The Hollywood Reporter - Yahoo
    The dinosaurs are back, and they're looking more bad-ass than ever. Jurassic World — opening 22 years after Steven Spielberg's first Jurassic Park stomped into theaters — is tracking to open to $125 million or higher in its three-day North American debut, one of the best showings in recent times. It begins rolling out Thursday night before landing in a total of 4,273 theaters on Friday, the widest release in Universal's history. Overseas, the tentpole opens in 66 markets, including China. And it's getting the widest-ever day-and-date release in Imax houses, or more than 800 locations. In North America, even...
  • Dinosaur-like snouts grown on chicken embryos

    05/12/2015 2:35:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Birds are thought to have evolved from dinosaurs, but have very different jaws. Bird-like dinosaurs such as the velociraptor have two bones at the tip of their upper jaws. In birds, those bones are fused to form a beak. By blocking two proteins that are activated when chicken embryos grow their beaks, U.S. researchers caused their jaws to "revert" to a velociraptor-like snout. The changes were observed in chick embryos that developed until they were close to hatching. To their surprise, the birds' palates, on the roof of their mouths, also became dinosaur-like. "This was unexpected and demonstrates the way...
  • 'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble

    11/27/2014 10:48:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 26, 2014 | Linda Qiu and Dan Vergano
    Who doesn't love a dinosaur flick? Well, paleontologists have a few fossil bones to pick with Jurassic World, the latest in a line of dinosaur movies that once bragged about its scientific credibility. The trailer for the new movie, a reboot of the popular 1990s Jurassic Park franchise, was released Tuesday and has already been viewed more than 14 million times on YouTube. Like the original movie, Jurassic World takes place in an island safari park, where tourists visit living dinosaurs cloned from ancient DNA—until one hybrid monster goes rogue. Despite global fervor among fans, dinosaur scientists are not thrilled...
  • Jurassic World (2015 Film)

    11/25/2014 7:10:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November 25, 2014
    Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series, is scheduled for release on June 12, 2015. Colin Trevorrow is the director and Steven Spielberg is one of the executive producers. The official trailer has been released and you can watch it here. More links: WikipediaIMDbWhy did Steven Spielberg invent a new dinosaur for Jurassic World?Official SiteUK SiteNewsFacebookTwitter Of course, many of the dinosaurs depicted in the Jurassic Park series lived in the Cretaceous period rather than the Jurassic period.
  • The Mammoth Cometh

    02/27/2014 11:44:06 AM PST · by Theoria · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Feb 2014 | NATHANIEL RICH
    Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad. The first time Ben Novak saw a passenger pigeon, he fell to his knees and remained in that position, speechless, for 20 minutes. He was 16. At 13, Novak vowed to devote his life to resurrecting extinct animals. At 14, he saw a photograph of a passenger pigeon in an Audubon Society book and “fell in love.” But he didn’t know that the Science Museum of Minnesota, which he was then visiting with a...
  • A Real-Life Jurassic Park

    01/31/2006 8:22:33 AM PST · by Calpernia · 31 replies · 1,333+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan. 30, 2006 | Mac Margolis
    (snip) Most scholars now agree that hunters—more than climate change or a mystery epidemic—are what doomed the mammoths. Whatever the cause, by 11,000 years ago the king of the Pleistocene was a goner. (snip) If a group of devotees has its way, this shaggy ice-age mascot—and a host of other bygone megafauna besides—may yet walk again. (snip) The scientists, in other words, had managed to assemble half the woolly-mammoth genome; they claimed that in three years they could finish the job. That would put scientists within striking distance of an even greater feat: repopulating the earth with creatures that vanished...
  • Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years

    08/14/2006 9:17:59 PM PDT · by peyton randolph · 129 replies · 3,440+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | 08/15/2006 | Mark Henderson
    BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday. Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out...
  • Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years

    08/15/2006 10:23:52 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 34 replies · 972+ views
    Times UK ^ | 8/15/06 | Times UK
    BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday. Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out. Several well-preserved mammoth carcasses have been found in the permafrost of Siberia, and scientists estimate that there could be millions more. Last year a Canadian team demonstrated that it was possible to...
  • DNA scholars hope to stock Siberia 'park' with mammoths

    08/22/2002 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Korth · 23 replies · 648+ views
    Japan Times ^ | August 20, 2002 | JULIAN RYALL
    "Jurassic Park" was a work of fiction. Pleistocene Park is in the process of becoming fact. A joint team of Japanese and Russian scientists arrived in the Siberian province of Yakutsk late last month to excavate a number of creatures that have been extinct for millennia -- including mammoths and woolly rhinoceroses. They plan to extract DNA from the frozen remains, cross-breed the retrieved nuclei with the creatures' modern-day counterparts and return the resurrected dinosaurs to a vast "safari park" in northern Siberia. "It probably sounds a little far-fetched, but it's absolutely possible to do this," said professor Akira Iritani,...
  • Frozen baby mammoth to be sent to Japan for research(near-perfect preservation: photo)

    07/10/2007 1:48:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 84 replies · 4,449+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 07/06/07
    Frozen baby mammoth to be sent to Japan for research (Kyodo) _ A frozen mammoth found recently in Russia in unprecedented good condition is set to be sent to a Japanese university for examination, several experts told Kyodo News on Friday. The mammoth, thought to be a six-month-old female, was found in the best state of preservation among all frozen mammoths ever recovered, said the experts. "The mammoth has no defects except that its tail was bit off," said Alexei Tikhonov, vice director of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. "In terms of its state of preservation,...
  • Woolly Mammoths Are Coming Back, Say Cloning Scientists

    03/16/2014 10:39:35 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 80 replies
    DVICE ^ | March 14, 2014 | Michael Trei
    Woolly mammoths are coming back, say cloning scientists In what sounds like it could be the plot for the next Jurassic Park movie, a team of scientists in Siberia says there's a 'high chance' that they will be able to clone a woolly mammoth. The breakthrough comes as a result of last year's discovery of an incredibly well-preserved mammoth carcass, frozen in the permafrost of Siberia's Malolyakhovskiy island. The scientists estimate that the animal is about 43,000 years old, and was 50-60 years old when it died in distress after getting stuck in the ice. In the ten months since...
  • Scientists Have Found An Ancient Fossilized Mosquito Full Of Blood (46 Million Years OLD)

    10/14/2013 8:54:39 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    BI ^ | 10-14-2013 | Jennifer Welsh
    Scientists Have Found An Ancient Fossilized Mosquito Full Of Blood Jennifer Welsh Oct. 14, 2013, 5:37 PMBlood engorged mosquito Researchers have just published an exciting find: a 46-million-year-old mosquito full of blood. Next stop "Jurassic Park"? Not so fast. The find is really interesting because it's the first example of blood-feeding in these ancient insects. We hadn't had clear evidence of when this began until now. They found the mosquito in shale sediments in Montana. They first found the presence of iron in the female mosquito's belly, then used a non-destructive technique to study the molecules inside the find. They...
  • Bloody Mosquito Fossil Supports Recent Creation (article)

    10/28/2013 8:45:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 108 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-25-2013 | Brian Thomas
    Bloody Mosquito Fossil Supports Recent Creation by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Scientists recently found blood remnants in a mosquito fossil trapped in a supposed 46-million-year-old rock.1 Could blood really last that long? Publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the researchers reported that they detected iron three times inside the fossil mosquito's abdomen, which strongly suggests the presence of still-fresh hemoglobin. They also confirmed the presence of heme groups (vitamin-like porphyrin molecules found in hemoglobin) only inside the abdomen, where living female mosquitos store the blood from their meals. The study authors wrote, "The combination of...
  • The Second Cooing: Raising Passenger Pigeons from the Dead

    04/12/2013 8:05:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 12, 2013 – 11:13 AM | Philip Bethge
    The world has been without passenger pigeons since 1914. Now, scientists want to bring them back. Geneticist Ben Novak has embarked on the project and has begun collecting passenger pigeon DNA from natural history museums. His “de-extinction” efforts are not without critics. … Novak, a researcher with the Long Now Foundation, a California think tank, wants to give the species a second chance. At the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in Berkeley, Novak used a scalpel to slice small tissue samples from the red-painted toes of the passenger pigeons kept there. He hopes to isolate tiny bits of DNA from the...
  • Teenager astounds scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom - and he did it to

    04/05/2013 3:51:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/13 | Emma Innes
    Teenager astounds scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom - and he did it to discover why his brother is ginger Fred Turner, 17, from Yorkshire built a DNA testing machine in his bedroomBuilt the polymerase chain reaction machine from items he found at homeWanted to see if his brother had the mutated gene that causes ginger hairExperiment was a success and proved why his brother is ginger and he isn'tFred was named the UK's Young Engineer of the Year for his design A teenager has astounded scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom...
  • Reviving the Woolly Mammoth: Will De-Extinction Become Reality?

    03/16/2013 2:32:30 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Yahoo News | Live Science ^ | 3/15/13 | Megan Gannon
    Biologists briefly brought the extinct Pyrenean ibex back to life in 2003 by creating a clone from a frozen tissue sample harvested before the goat's entire population vanished in 2000. The clone survived just seven minutes after birth, but it gave scientists hope that "de-extinction," once a pipedream, could become a reality. Ten years later, a group of researchers and conservationists gathered in Washington, D.C., today (March 15) for a forum called TEDxDeExtinction, hosted by the National Geographic Society, to talk about how to revive extinct animals, from the Tasmanian tiger and the saber-toothed tiger to the woolly mammoth and...
  • Montana High School Cancels Famous Graduation Speaker Because He’s ‘Too Conservative’

    06/12/2012 11:21:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | Jne 12, 2012 | Giacomo
    I’ve heard of high schools and colleges cancelling graduation speakers because they were too controversial, too liberal or too religious, but this is the first time I’ve heard of one being cancelled for being too conservative. Ronan High School in Ronan, Montana, had arranged for famed and award winning film producer Gerald Molen, a Montana native to speak at their graduation ceremony. Molen is best known for his Oscar winning film, Schindler’s List. He also produced Twister, Rain Man, Days of Thunder, Hook, Minority Report, Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Before becoming a film producer, Molen served...
  • What Did Velociraptor Have For Dinner? Raptor Skeleton Discovered With Bones In Its Gut

    03/13/2012 7:17:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 4, 2012 9:30 AM | Lauren Davis
    What did Velociraptor have for dinner? Raptor skeleton discovered with bones in its gut If you lie awake at night wondering Velociraptor's favorite food was (and whether it tastes much like human flesh), you're in luck. For the first time, a Velociraptor skeleton has been observed with its last supper still filling its guts, and this little guy feasted on long-dead pterosaur. Paleontologist David Hone has published a new paper describing his findings in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, but for those who don't want to breach the paywall, he's also explaining them on his blog. This especially well preserved specimen was...
  • An Absurdly Cool Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Jurassic Park Dinosaur Puppets

    03/05/2012 6:24:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 5, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    An Absurdly Cool Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Jurassic Park Dinosaur Puppets The late great Stan Winston was one of the undisputed masters of cinematic effects. With his team of make-up artists and puppeteers, Winston gave such films as Aliens and Predator an otherworldly sheen that's been seared into the collective memory of moviegoers for decades. And on the Stan Winston School's YouTube account, there are tons of behind-the-scenes reels of the dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park films. Behold amazing footage of the velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus hanging out casually with their human puppet masters.
  • Get ready for the real Jurrasic Park (what could go wrong?)

    09/06/2011 6:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    We may not be able to restore any measurable level of confidence in the American economy, but gosh darn it, we might just be able to restore the wooly mammoth. Scientists, having solved all the other ills facing humanity, may be on the verge of making Steven Spielberg’s vision come true, according to CBS news. The very definition of extinct means forever, but what if that didn’t have to be? As Lesley Stahl reported in early 2010, scientists are making remarkable advances that are bringing us closer than ever before to the possibility of a true animal resurrection.Who wouldn’t be...
  • Must Listen: ‘Jurassic Park’ Theme Song Slowed Down To Create Hour Long Symphony

    01/20/2011 8:42:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    /Film ^ | January 17, 2011 | Peter Sciretta
    Georgia-based musician Birdfeeder decided to slow down composer John Williams‘ Jurassic Park theme song eighteen times, which surprisingly resulted in a beautiful hour-long ambient symphony which you must hear for yourself. Listen now embedded after the jump.
  • Why Human Blood Drives Mosquitoes Wild

    01/24/2010 4:43:53 PM PST · by decimon · 33 replies · 1,131+ views
    Live Science ^ | Jan 24, 2010 | Marlene Cimons
    This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. When the time came for chemical ecologist Walter Leal to test whether humans make a natural odor that attracts mosquitoes, Leal himself was the first to volunteer. "I measured my own levels," Leal said. "I thought I would set a good example. If you do it first, then others won't be scared." In truth, there was little if any reason to be frightened. The scientists were looking only for the substance itself, not trying to find out whether the compound would lure the insects...
  • Canadian scientist aims to turn chickens into dinosaurs

    08/25/2009 11:04:37 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 69 replies · 2,051+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/08 | Staff
    After years spent hunting for the buried remains of prehistoric animals, a Canadian paleontologist now plans to manipulate chicken embryos to show he can create a dinosaur. Hans Larsson, the Canada Research Chair in Macro Evolution at Montreal's McGill University, said he aims to develop dinosaur traits that disappeared millions of years ago in birds. Larsson believes by flipping certain genetic levers during a chicken embryo's development, he can reproduce the dinosaur anatomy, he told AFP in an interview. Though still in its infancy, the research could eventually lead to hatching live prehistoric animals, but Larsson said there are no...
  • Can We Really Reverse-Engineer a Dinosaur?

    05/21/2009 11:53:55 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 42 replies · 1,180+ views
    ICR ^ | May 19, 2009 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D., and Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Can We Really Reverse-Engineer a Dinosaur? by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D., and Brian Thomas, M.S.* A recent TV show has proposed the possibility that dinosaurs may walk the earth again someday as a result of man’s ingenuity. Dinosaurs: Return to Life, which aired on the Discovery Channel,[1] included commentary from renowned dinosaur paleontologist Jack Horner and an assortment of molecular biologists who are studying bird development. Combined with the recent release of Horner’s book How to Build a Dinosaur, an interest has been sparked in the possible development of some type of “Jurassic Park” scenario in which a dinosaur-like creature could...
  • Heroic Hollywood: The Moral of the Story

    04/08/2009 7:02:49 AM PDT · by Harpo Speaks · 2 replies · 353+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4/7/2009 | Russ Dvonch
    If you’re a writer struggling to put together a screenplay, but it’s a big mess and you don’t know where to begin, this is the post for you. I’m going to explain the easiest way I know how to bring structure to your screenplay and solve the problems you’re having. In my last post, I suggested that “doing the right thing is worth the struggle” is a common inspirational message found in many of the most stirring Hollywood movies. However, each individual film has it’s own particular moral theme that it wants to get across to the audience. And it’s...
  • It Ain't Over: Boring Debate Confirms Obama... (Rush: Drag Yosemite Sam Over The Finish Line Alert)

    10/08/2008 3:51:05 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 2,215+ views
    Rush ^ | 10/08/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What a sad state journalism must have to be in. We know it is, but it was on display last night, the sad state of journalism. You know it's bad when they have to drag Tom Brokaw out of Jurassic Park to moderate the debate. What happened to Brian Williams? What happened to Charlie Gibson? What happened to Katie Couric? Why go to Jurassic Park? Folks, I am sitting here, all I can do today is laugh. I've been having so much fun getting ready for today's show and I'm going to share it with you, greetings, great to...
  • Jurassic Park comes true: How scientists are bringing dinosaurs back to life

    06/14/2008 11:39:19 PM PDT · by Snurple · 25 replies · 833+ views
    Science and Tech ^ | 13th June 2008 | Zoe Brennan
    Deep inside the dusty university store room, three scientists struggle to lift a huge fossilised bone. It is from the leg of a dinosaur. For many years, this chunky specimen has languished cryptically on a shelf. Interesting but useless — a forgotten relic of a lost age. Now, with hammer and chisel poised, the academics from Montana State University in America gather round. They are about to shatter this rare vestige of the past. Why would they do such a thing? Dinosaurs from When Dinosaurs Roamed Lost age: Scientists now believe it is possible to resurrect the dinosaur after the...
  • Insect Attack May Have Finished Off Dinosaurs

    01/03/2008 5:16:53 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 115+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-3-2008 | Oregon State University.
    Insect Attack May Have Finished Off Dinosaurs ScienceDaily (Jan. 4, 2008) — Asteroid impacts or massive volcanic flows might have occurred around the time dinosaurs became extinct, but a new argument is that the mightiest creatures the world has ever known may have been brought down by a tiny, much less dramatic force -- biting, disease-carrying insects.Tick found in Burmese amber. (Credit: Image courtesy of Oregon State University) An important contributor to the demise of the dinosaurs, experts say, could have been the rise and evolution of insects, especially the slow-but-overwhelming threat posed by new disease carriers. And the evidence...
  • State of Fear

    04/22/2007 12:11:33 AM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 3 replies · 413+ views
    If you are Recreatational Reader; I'd like to recomend a Novel. It was a best seller in '04. I found it just weeks ago. "State of Fear" by Michael Crichton. It attacks the "Global Warming" belief system. He wrote "Jurassic Park" & "Andromeda Strain"; among other Best Sellers. This is his longest, BEST and Most important work.
  • Scientist: Frog Could Be 25M Years Old

    02/14/2007 6:47:47 PM PST · by Alouette · 34 replies · 1,215+ views
    Myway ^ | Feb. 14, 2007
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican researcher announced the rare find of a tiny tree frog completely preserved in amber on Wednesday that he estimates lived about 25 million years ago. The chunk of amber containing the 0.4-inch frog was uncovered by a miner in southern Chiapas states in 2005 and was bought by a private collector, who lent it to scientists for study. Only a few preserved frogs have been found in chunks of amber - a stone formed by ancient tree sap - mostly in the Dominican Republic. Like those, the frog found in Chiapas was of the...
  • Germs Found In Amber Lived With First Dinosaurs

    12/18/2006 3:43:14 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 1,183+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 12-13-2006 | Brian Henwerk
    Germs Found Trapped in Amber Lived With First Dinosaurs Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News December 13, 2006 Scientists have discovered a "microworld" of 220-million-year-old life trapped in tiny drops of ancient amber. The fossilized plant resin preserved bacteria, fungi, algae, and microscopic animals known as protozoans some 220 million years ago—the era when the very first dinosaurs began to appear. Surprisingly, these microscopic organisms look quite familiar to today's scientists. Alexander Schmidt and colleagues from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, report that the microbes have undergone few or no physical changes since the Triassic period—from 245 million to...
  • Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years

    08/16/2006 6:25:32 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 52 replies · 957+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | August 15, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday. Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out. Several well-preserved mammoth carcasses have been found in the permafrost of Siberia, and scientists estimate that there could be millions more. Last year a Canadian team demonstrated that it was possible to...
  • Disgraced Embryonic Stem Cell Researcher Used Money to Clone Mammoths

    07/25/2006 11:36:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 829+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 7/25/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Seoul, South Korea ( -- Disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk, whose team became an international laughingstock after they faked their entirety of their embryonic stem cell research, appeared in court on Monday in a trial about charges that he embezzled public and private research funds. Hwang admitted he spent more than one million in attempting to clone a mammoth. Hwang was indicted in May by South Korean government prosecutors who say that Hwang misspent public and private dollars intended for research. On Monday, Hwang admitted he spent part of the money, some $1.05 million in failed attempts to clone mammoths, extinct...
  • Woolly mammoth genome comes to life (Jurassic Park, here we come)

    12/22/2005 9:33:04 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 65 replies · 3,289+ views
    EurekAlert! ^ | December 22, 2005 | Staff
    Decoding extinct genomes now possible, says geneticist A McMaster University geneticist, in collaboration with genome researchers from Penn State University and the American Museum of Natural History has made history by mapping a portion of the woolly mammoth's genome. The discovery, which has astounded the scientific world, surpasses an earlier study released today by Nature that also concerns the woolly mammoth. Hendrik Poinar, a molecular evolutionary geneticist in the department of anthropology and pathology at McMaster University, says his study involves the vital nuclear DNA within a Mammoth rather than the lesser mitochondria, on which the Nature study is based....
  • Eggs Found Inside Dinosaur Fossil

    04/15/2005 12:17:10 AM PDT · by bd476 · 24 replies · 904+ views
    BBC News ^ | 15 April 2005
    A dinosaur that died just before it was about to lay two eggs has been found by an international team of scientists. The creature, which lived 65-98 million years ago, was discovered in China's Jiangxi Province. The fossilised remains comprise little more than a pelvis with the shelled eggs still viewable in the body cavity. Tamaki Sato and colleagues tell Science magazine the dinosaur's reproductive system shares similarities with both primitive reptiles and modern birds. The animal was probably a theropod; the name describes a broad group of bipedal, largely carnivorous dinosaurs which many scientists believe gave rise to birds....
  • Attenborough granddaughter dies in tsunami

    12/30/2004 8:30:18 AM PST · by bd476 · 12 replies · 1,165+ views ^ | December 28, 2004
    "The 14-year-old granddaughter of film director Lord Attenborough has died in the Asian tsunami disaster. The dead girl, Lucy, was in the Thai resort of Phuket with her 17-year-old sister Alice, brother Sam, her mother Jane, father Michael and her mother-in-law Jane Holland. Missing are Lord Attenborough's daughter Jane and her mother-in-law. A statement issued on behalf of the grieving star, who directed Gandhi and acted in Jurassic Park, said he believes they are dead too. But his son-in-law Michael and grandson Sam survived the horror unscathed, and his other granddaughter Alice is in hospital being treated for her injuries....
  • Scientists to Clone a Mammoth

    08/07/2002 8:36:48 AM PDT · by Jasonconley · 79 replies · 712+ views
    PRAVDA.Ru ^ | Aug, 07 2002 | Yegor Belous
    The idea to give another life to the biggest mammal on the planet came about long ago. The population of mammoths was very large 3700 years ago, when the species died out. It is easier to find remnants of a mammoth than those of a saber-toothed tiger, although it lived after all mammoths went extinct. Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is coming true!