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Blog Archive for the ‘Revive & Restore’ Category

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. . .   Read More

Beth Shapiro, “De-extinction Science”

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.
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De-extinction science. . .   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. . .   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 […]

Stewart Brand Keynote Video from 02014 Evernote Conference

by Andrew Warner on November 19th, 02014

On October 3rd 02014, Stewart Brand delivered the keynote address for the Evernote EC4 conference. Evernote is a service that allows people to collect information, notes, bookmarks, and create a personal searchable database with this collection.

Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, has been a fan of Long Now for years, which inspired him to introduce. . .   Read More

Revive & Restore Update at the Commonwealth Club September 18, 02014

by Andrew Warner on September 10th, 02014

On Thursday, September 18th, Ryan Phelan and Stewart Brand will be giving an update on the Revive & Restore project at the Commonwealth Club of California. The talk will explore the flagship project of Revive, The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback, as well as several other projects that have come to fruition since Stewart gave his. . .   Read More

Ecological Anachronisms

by Austin Brown on June 24th, 02014

Evolution is a diligent innovator and the diversity it has achieved offers the curious seemingly unending marvels. In some cases, though, a particular innovation might not make much sense on initial consideration. In those cases, zooming out in time can be instructive.

Whit Bronaugh, writing for American Forests, demonstrates this using the concept of ecological. . .   Read More

Stewart Brand: Reviving Extinct Species — A Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on May 20th, 02014

In May 02013 Stewart Brand discussed De-extinction and one of Long Now’s latest projects Revive and Restore. Bringing back extinct species is a scientific pursuit that is loaded with both cultural and environmental significance. Revive and Restore is galvanizing discussion amongst the general public as well as the academic community around these efforts. . .   Read More

Revive & Restore Sequences Extinct Passenger Pigeon DNA

by Austin Brown on November 7th, 02013

Revive & Restore’s passenger pigeon expert, Ben Novak, has been working for months to gather samples of DNA from 77 specimens of the extinct bird.
Our first glimpses of data confirmed that the samples would be able to provide the DNA needed for a full genome sequence, but as we delved into the work. . .   Read More

Scientists recover 700,000-year-old genome

by Austin Brown on August 13th, 02013

There’s an upper limit to how long DNA can last due to the way it decays – dinosaurs, for instance, lived far too long ago for their DNA to still be readable – but scientists recently recovered and sequenced a genome 10 times older than the previous oldest.

The genetic material comes from a horse that. . .   Read More