Tag: "mammoth" at biology news
Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand
...s ago. However, a recent discovery found that the mammoth
survived on Wrangel, a remote arctic island, until 3,600 years ago. The latest discovery shows that the giant deer also broke through this 10,000 year barrier to enter the modern era....
MBL scientists embark on international effort to uncover microbial diversity in world's oceans
...anizers will focus on building a framework for the mammoth
undertaking. Led by Sogin and de Leeuw, a core group of investigators from the MBL, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology will coordinate ICoMM's scientific activities. The organizers have assemb...
New dinosaur raptor found; First in Southern Hemisphere
...rgentina to develop software to sort through those mammoth
databases and find connections between species. We can use gene sequences, or any physical characteristic like bones or muscles, or even behavior. We find the tree structure that is most compatible with whatever data we have, Pol said. Once Pol enter...
Earth's services in peril, report concludes
..., is designed to do. Five years in the making, the mammoth
study was the work of thousands of leading experts around the world. It explored the nature of the Earth's ecosystems, the ways in which they function, the services they provide to humans, whether or not those services are being used sustainably, and...
DRI awards 2005 Nevada Medal to University of Washington archaeologist Donald K. Grayson
...-led to the demise of large mammals like the wooly mammoth
in North America some 10,000 years ago. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2002. Fellows are chosen for "their efforts toward advancing science or fostering applications that are deemed scient...
New collision looks imminent for B-15A iceberg
B-15A iceberg appears poised to strike another floating Antarctic ice feature, a month on from a passing blow that broke off the end of the Drygalski ice tongue. As this Envisat image reveals, this time its target is the ice tongue of the Aviator Gla...
Small species back-up giant marsupial climate change extinction claim
...the northern hemisphere species such as the woolly mammoth
and sabretooth tiger dominated the landscape, while in Australia - which evolved for 40 million years in isolation - giant marsupials ruled. Current theories suggest that between 50,000 and 20,000 years ago, increasing aridity in Australia led to co...
Winners of 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Awards
...entists who are studying the remains of an ancient mammoth
in Siberia. Laura Helmuth of Smithsonian magazine ...zing language," including the amusing image that a mammoth
weighs more than 230 fourth graders. Carney, who wrote her story while working as an intern for Scho...
Scientists sequence DNA of woolly mammoth
...eport on the first genomic sequences from a woolly mammoth
will be published on 22 December 2005 by the journ...es located in the cell's nucleus (nuclear DNA). A mammoth
was chosen for study in part because of its close evolutionary relationship to the African elephant,...
Most cave art the work of teens, not shamans
Long accustomed to lifting mammoth
bones from mudbanks and museum shelves and making sketches from cave art to gather details about Pleistocene animal anatomy, renowned paleobiologist and artist R. Dale Guthrie offers a fascinating and controversial interpretation of ancient cave art ...
Mathematics in fact and fiction discussed at AAAS Annual Meeting
...nd Kepler's Sphere Packing Conjecture in 1998, and mammoth
proofs assembled from the work of hundreds of mathematicians that are too long for a single person to assess, certainty has become much more difficult to achieve.As mathematician Brian Davies wrote in a recent essay, he and his colleagues face the ch...
Discovery of genetic mutation in Florida beach mice suggests extinct mammoth had light and dark fur
...A extracted from a 43,000-year-old bone of a wooly mammoth
preserved in the permafrost of Siberia. Because the variations occur in the same nucleotide used by the Florida beach mice to alter their coat color, the University of Leipzig scientists say, populations of mammoths during the last Ice Age were likel...
Neandertal genome to be deciphered
... the mtDNA of ancient organisms such as the woolly mammoth
and cave bears. However, mtDNA comprises only about 0.001% of a mammal TM s entire genome and is inherited exclusively through the female line. It therefore provides only limited insights into how ancient organism differed from those living today. ...
Europe's leading life science researchers are to convene for the first annual EuroBioForum
..., proposes to coordinate, at a European level, the mammoth
task of phenotyping and archiving mouse models, which will play a pivotal role in the future diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The nascent field of nanotechnology, with its near-limitless potential in a wide range of areas, has come to be kn...
Science's breakthrough of the year -- The Poincar Theorem
... captured genetic information from Neanderthal and mammoth
fossils. Shrinking Ice Sheets: Researchers documented a disturbing trend this year. The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are losing ice, at an ever faster rate, to the oceans. Fishy First Steps: The discovery of a fossil fish with sturdy, join...
DNA gives new perspectives to understand the mysteries of nature
...an in the south? What caused the extinction of the mammoth
while other ice age mammals like the musk ox just barely survived to present day. A new scientific methodological approach to detect genetic material will help researchers to solve the many mysteries of the past. "Im confident that the new methodo...
Protein fragments sequenced in 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex
...llagen fragments from 100,000- to 300,000-year-old mammoth
bone samples sent by Schweitzer and colleagues. Mo...chniques and tricks perfected while working on the mammoth
sample, Asara purified the protein, identified as collagen, and, with the enzyme trypsin, broke it d...
An ancient bathtub ring of mammoth fossils
...e interested in researching any known or suspected mammoth
find, to collected additional evidence and to impr...as much information as we can about each and every mammoth
find in the mid-Columbia basin, so that we can better understand the impacts that Ice Age floods may...