Professor Alice Roberts reveals the natural history of the most famous of ice age animals - the woolly mammoth. Mammoths have transfixed humans since the depths of the last ice age, when their herds roamed across what is now Europe and Asia. Although these curious members of the elephant family have now been extinct for thousands of years, scientists can now paint an incredibly detailed picture of their lives thanks to whole carcasses that have been beautifully preserved in the Siberian permafrost.
British MAMMOTH was a curious band, not only for their name chosen with a great sense of humour by the members due their voluminous body size, but also musically. Founded by vocalist Nicky Moore (Samson, Tiger) and ex-Gillan Band bassist John McCoy, the band released their self-titled debut in 1987, appeared in America in 1989. Despite Moore / McCoy NWOBHM origins, the intention with "Mammoth" was not only appeal to hard rock related listeners, but also commercial rock&pop audiences. Not strangely the album was released by Jive, a recording label specialized in pop music. According to the era, there's a strong Melodic Rock sound with AOR touches throughout the record, with a couple of tracks with radio-ready choruses. With a bright polished production, "Mammoth" is a pretty unknown and underrated album that really deserves a slot in your Melodic Rock collection.
Brazilian act BLUE MAMMOTH was formally formed in 2009. At that point long time friends Julien Quilodran (bass) and Andre Micheli (keyboards) had already been developing Blue Mammoth as a studio project, initially perhaps mostly driven by Quilodran's need and desire to be involved in a creative and fruitful musical cooperation following the demise of his former band The Octohpera in 2002, slowly developing to become a studio based creative outlet and then finally a true to life band when Thiego mayer (drums) and Andre Lupac (guitars) joined on a permanent basis.
Serious and reputable scientists now believe that it is technically possibly to clone or "de-extinct" a whole range of animals, including the woolly mammoth - Jurassic Park style - within the next five to seven years. This involves major advances in the study of and the manipulation of ancient DNA, and in cloning. This program is “a beginner’s guide to de-extinction”; it’s about the science behind the mammoth de-extinction project - about the difficulties it faces, the enormous fragility of DNA, the challenges of discovering relatively undamaged mammoth DNA and about advances in cloning technology.
A Baby Mammoth DVD begins its story in a very remote part of Central Siberia, where gold miners uncover a fully intact frozen from a prehistoric era. Scientists study how the animal lived, died and determined that it may be a possibility to successfully clone the extinct mammal. Baby Mammoth video is an amazing look at how far science has come and how the advances may mean Mammoths will once again roam the earth. In Baby Mammoth, travel back to prehistory and get an unprecedented glimpse into the future – as scientists contemplate the possibility of cloning a real baby mammoth. The saga begins in remote central Siberia, where gold miners unearth an intact, frozen baby mammoth from the Pleistocene Era. In the Baby Mammoth video, an exclusive Discovery Channel program, scientists study not only how the ancient animal lived and died but determine that cloning the mammoth could become a reality in our lifetimes. Join top paleontologists and experts in high-tech DNA technology and cutting-edge forensic science as they unveil the ice-covered world of the mammoth and explore the possibility that these mighty animals could walk the Earth again. Watch as scientists investigate a fully intact frozen baby mammoth, found by miners in Siberia, for clues as to how it lived, died and how they might successfully clone the currently extinct creature.