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SciCafe: De-Extinction with Ross MacPhee

SciCafe: De-Extinction with Ross MacPhee

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The Museum's SciCafe series kicked off its 2013 season with a conversation on the science and ethics of de-extinction technologies. Ross MacPhee, a mammalogist and curator in the Museum's Division of Vertebrate Zoology, discussed the amazing but controversial scientific advances that may help to bring about the return of the wooly mammoth, passenger pigeon, and other extinct species. 

Tags: Ross MacPhee, SciCafe, technology

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SciCafe: Mapping the Evolution and Spread of Languages

Podcasts

Human languages first appeared between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago, but the question of how languages spread and evolve is still under investigation. In this podcast from a recent SciCafe, join Museum curators Peter Whiteley and Ward Wheeler as they discuss how techniques used in genetic analysis are being applied to anthropology, language shifts, and key patterns in social evolution.

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Whole Life Novacek Podcast

SciCafe: The Whole Life Catalog

Podcasts

What do we really know about the diversity of life on Earth? Biologists have named 1.8 million species out of an estimated 10 million, according to Museum Provost of Science Michael J. Novacek. In this podcast from a recent SciCafe, Dr. Novacek discusses how researchers are using cyber-technology to explore the evolution and organization of life as never before.

The SciCafe, “The Whole-Life Catalog,” took place at the Museum on October 3, 2012.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 1 mins, 74 MB)

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