Science & Technology
US scientists say they are just two years away from creating a hybrid woolly mammoth embryo using DNA from specimens found frozen in Siberian ice. It would be the latest step in plans to bring the beast back from extinction by programming its key traits into an Asian elephant. The scientists want to grow the creature in an artificial womb instead of using a female elephant.
A global analysis of Earth’s threatened and endangered species has upended our scientific understanding about the extent to which climate change is affecting wildlife. “We are massively underreporting what is going on,” James Watson, a co-author of the new study and director of science and research initiatives at the Wildlife Conservation Society, told The Huffington Post.