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Writer Annalee Newitz has a plan to help humans survive a planet-wide catastrophic event.
Michael Archer, leader of the ‘Lazarus Project,’ describes early efforts to bring a frog species back from extinction.
Ira talks with author Alan Weisman about what the world might be like if humans were suddenly to disappear from the planet.
Climate, pollution, loss of habitat -- what are the leading causes of modern extinctions?
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.
Science museums aren't just dioramas and dusty skeletons anymore.
The money will be used to turn Nikola Tesla’s final laboratory into a museum.
In natural history museums around the world, art and science intersect in the de...
Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too.
How do museums protect and preserve artistic and historic artifacts for the ages...
\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.