Archives for February 19, 2008

Q & A: Can We Clone a Woolly Mammoth?

What? Is this a joke, Ethan? Have you been watching Jurassic Park again, drinking Dino DNA or something? No, I got an interesting question from startswithabang.com reader and ichthyophobe Lucas: Over the years a few intact, frozen woolly mammoth have been found and procured by different scientists and governments, most recently Japan. What are they…

Why we need Dark Matter in the Universe.

Last week, Pamela Gay over at Star Stryder pointed me to a press release which claimed that, among other things, perhaps dark matter wasn’t necessary. So I wrote a guest post on her blog explaining why it was. Apparently, some people still aren’t convinced. So I will lay out for you all the reasons I…