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Jun. 07, 2013

How to Survive a Mass Extinction

Writer Annalee Newitz has a plan to help humans survive a planet-wide catastrophic event.

catastrophe, extinction, survival, annalee newitz, scatter adapt and remember

Mar. 22, 2013

Project Seeks to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

Michael Archer, leader of the ‘Lazarus Project,’ describes early efforts to bring a frog species back from extinction.

deextinction, extinct, endangered species, lazarus project, gastric brooding frog, amphibian, thylacine, passenger pigeon

Sep. 07, 2007

The World Without Us

Ira talks with author Alan Weisman about what the world might be like if humans were suddenly to disappear from the planet.

end, destruction, catastrophe

May. 14, 2010

Modern Extinctions

Climate, pollution, loss of habitat -- what are the leading causes of modern extinctions?

species, extinction, biodiversity

Dec. 18, 2009

The Dirt on Mammoth DNA

Researchers examining DNA evidence gathered from soil samples say that the woolly mammoth may have survived for thousands of years longer than the fossil record indicates.

mammoth, dna, extinction

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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