Friday, January 14, 2011

Bring Back the Mammoth

The new procedure allowed for successful cloning of a frozen mouse ... so there is a way to go.

Mammoth could be brought back to life |

Akira Iritani, a professor at Kyoto University, said the same technique could be used to resurrect the woolly mammoth, which died out about 5000 years ago.

"Now the technical problems have been overcome, all we need is a good sample of soft tissue from a frozen mammoth," he said.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Oldest Wine Pess Discovered

Analysis indicates they were making a dry red.   

Archeologists toast world's oldest wine press • The Register

Carbon dating on one desiccated grape vine showed it had grown around 4,000 BC, meaning the press was "1,000 years older than any other wine-making facility discovered".

Music Price Fixing Allegations to be Probed

US Supreme Court declines to intervene, allowing a civil suit to proceed against Big Music.

Alleged music price-fixing will be probed- The Inquirer

These included the 'big four' music labels - Sony, Warner Music, EMI, and a unit of Vivendi SA, the company behind Universal Music Group. They were accused of making an agreement with each other to make sure that prices wouldn't be any lower than 70 cents a tune, even though some of their rivals were selling tracks for much less.