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Inside Science: Paleontology
What Dinosaurs Tell Us

What can long-dead animals teach us? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara—including helping us to understand the planet’s geological origins, the nature of deep time, the meaning of fossils, and our own place on Earth.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
De-extinction: Genomic Engineering of Mammoth Proportions

Geneticist George Church, one of the founders of the Human Genome Project, discusses how research into DNA sequencing might hold the key to bringing back the woolly mammoth. Author Ben Mezrich, who has chronicled the project in a book, and Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine, are part of the conversation.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.