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Blog Archive for the ‘Revive & Restore’ Category

A Journey to Siberia in Search of Woolly Mammoths

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on September 27th, 02018

Harvard geneticist George Church, who is leading efforts to de-extinct the woolly mammoth, explores a cave in Siberia. Photo by Brendan Hall. There will be three long flights across 15 time zones before I sleep in a bed, and we still won’t be there. Our destination is vastly closer to where we start than the path…  Read More

Stewart Brand Gives In-Depth and Personal Interview to Tim Ferriss

by Ahmed Kabil on January 16th, 02018

Tim Ferriss, who wrote the The Four Hour Work Week and gave a Long Now talk on accelerated learning in 02011, recently interviewed Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand on his podcast, “The Tim Ferriss Show”. The interview is wide-ranging, in-depth, and among the most personal Brand has given to date. Over the course of nearly…  Read More

Galloping, GIFs and Genes: Geneticists Store Moving Image in Living Bacteria

by Ahmed Kabil on August 22nd, 02017

In 01872, California Governor Leland Stanford hired the famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge to settle a question of popular debate—whether all four of a horse’s feet ever left the ground when it galloped. The resulting series of photographs, Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, showed without a doubt that horses do indeed go airborne at a full…  Read More

Could Reviving the Woolly Mammoth Help Solve Climate Change?

by Ahmed Kabil on March 28th, 02017

For over 100,000 years, wide swaths of the northern part of the globe were covered in grasslands where millions of bison, horses, and woolly mammoths grazed. Known as the Mammoth Steppe, it was the world’s most extensive biome, stretching from Spain to Canada, with more animal biomass than the African Savannah. With the arrival of…  Read More

Is the Great Auk a Candidate for De-Extinction?

by Stewart Brand on February 4th, 02016

On June 25 and 26, 2015, a meeting was held at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle, England, to discuss whether the extinct Great Auk–a once-common flightless pelagic bird known as “the penguin of the north”–might be a realistic candidate for bringing back to life using recent breakthroughs in genetic technology.  Twenty-two scientists and…  Read More

Ryan Phelan speaking at World Wildlife Fund Fuller Symposium

by Andrew Warner on November 10th, 02015

On November 18 02015, Ryan Phelan, Executive Director of Revive and Restore, will be speaking at the Fuller Symposium in Washington D.C. on how recent advances in biotech can aid conservation efforts. This event is free, and can be viewed online via its live stream or in person in Washington D.C. on November 18th from…  Read More

Beth Shapiro Seminar Media

by Danielle Engelman on June 1st, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. How to Clone a Mammoth Monday May 11, 02015 – San Francisco Video is up on the Shapiro Seminar page. ********************* Audio is up on the Shapiro Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast. ********************* De-extinction science…  Read More

Neal Stephenson at The Interval: May 21, Book Signing and Livestream

by Mikl Em on May 1st, 02015

Neal Stephenson speaks at The Interval on May 21, 02015. Photo by Kelly O’Connor Best-selling author Neal Stephenson will visit The Interval at Long Now in San Francisco to read from and sign his new book in a special daytime event: 12:30 to 2pm on Thursday May 21, 02015. The talk itself is sold out but…  Read More

Ferreting the Genome

by Perry Hall on December 16th, 02014

Revive & Restore Unveils Open Genomics for Conservation Initiative Revive & Restore is embarking on its first open-access science initiative – Ferreting the Genome: Open Genomics for Conservation. The initiative will enlist the help of the public to understand how the black-footed ferret gene pool has changed from the founding population to the current generation….  Read More

Royal Ontario Museum Passenger Pigeons Now on Display at the Interval

by Perry Hall on December 2nd, 02014

photo by Catherine Borgeson Visitors to The Interval can now view two stunning passenger pigeon specimens on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) houses the world’s largest collection of passenger pigeons. These specimens showcase the species’ unique male and female coloration and beauty. The passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) once lived…  Read More