Santi Ruiz

A Mammoth Disappointment?

Tempering expectations of the deextinction project—how about a woolly rhino?

"Scientist plans to clone mammoth," said CNN in 2011. National Geographic ran a series of confident headlines, including 2017's "We Could Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth. Here's How." In 2018, reported, "Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths Within Two Years.” It's more than two years later, and the mammoths have not returned. So how close are we to seeing a species brought back from extinction?

Rumored Biden Nom for NASA Administrator Out of Touch, Experts Say

Former Dem senator Bill Nelson backed rocket program seen as boondoggle

The rumored nomination of former senator Bill Nelson for the top job at NASA is drawing criticism from space industry insiders who view the Florida Democrat as a dinosaur and question his commitment to moving the agency forward.

Bezos’s Post Silent on Amazon Fiasco

Paper has yet to cover ban of transgender book by parent company

The Washington Post professes an interest in tech and avows a no-holds-barred relationship toward owner and tech titan Jeff Bezos, but the paper remains silent after Amazon banned a bestselling book without explanation.

Senators Push For Answers on Amazon Book Ban

Amazon keeps quiet on new policy

Four U.S. senators asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for an explanation after his company removed the book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by conservative scholar, Ryan T. Anderson, from all Amazon platforms.

Lincoln Project’s Tweets of Private DMs Not a Violation, Twitter Says

‘I did not give consent’ insists cofounder critical of anti-Trump group

Twitter says the Lincoln Project did not violate its policy on publishing hacked materials when it posted screenshots of private messages between a reporter and a former employee, raising questions about the consistency of the rules’ application.