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If You Resurrect The Woolly Mammoth, Can You Still Call It A Woolly Mammoth?

If You Resurrect The Woolly Mammoth, Can You Still Call It A Woolly Mammoth?

In the early 20th century, seeking riches, fur and its medicinal qualities, the people of Europe hunted the Eurasian beaver to near extinction. Clever scientists, though, had an idea of how to atone for their sins. The North American beaver, at least from the outside, seemed nearly identical. They would…

A Reptile With No Penis Just Solved A Baffling Scientific Mystery

A Reptile With No Penis Just Solved A Baffling Scientific Mystery

The tuatara isn’t actually a lizard. It’s the last survivor of a 250 million year old group of reptiles that mostly went extinct with the dinosaurs. It doesn’t have a penis, and ironically, that’s made it a linchpin for understanding how penises evolved in vertebrates.