Can Scientists Clone a Woolly Mammoth? Should They?

Can Scientists Clone a Woolly Mammoth? Should They?

In 2013, Russian scientists discovered the stunningly well-preserved carcass of a woolly mammoth buried in the permafrost of a remote region of Siberia. In addition to analyzing the remains to discover more about how the animal lived and died some 40,000 years ago, geneticists

Native American Activists Occupy Alcatraz Island, 45 Years Ago

Native American Activists Occupy Alcatraz Island, 45 Years Ago

Shortly before dawn on November 20, 1969, 89 American Indians boarded boats in Sausalito, California, and made a five-mile trip across foggy San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Upon landing, they declared the former prison Indian land “by right of discovery” and demanded the U.S.

10 Things You Should Know About Voltaire

10 Things You Should Know About Voltaire

Fran?ois-Marie Arouet, better known by his immortal pen name, Voltaire, was born on November 21, 1694, in Paris. In a literary career that stretched over 60 years, he wrote many influential poems, essays and books including “Candide” and “Letters Concerning the English Nation.”

Famed “Lucy” Fossils Discovered in Ethiopia, 40 Years Ago

Famed “Lucy” Fossils Discovered in Ethiopia, 40 Years Ago

While hunting for fossils in Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle on November 24, 1974, paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson and graduate student Tom Gray stumbled upon the partial remains of a previously unknown species of ape-like hominid. Nicknamed “Lucy,” the mysterious skeleton was