For the first time, scientists have grown the embryos of an extinct species

Just a few days ago, we were asking if de-extinction was possible, and today, we're a huge step closer to bringing recently extinct species back to life. Researchers have announced that they've grown early-stage embryos of the gastric-brooding frog, a species that has been extinct since 1983. » 3/16/13 7:30am 3/16/13 7:30am

Is de-extinction possible? Find out right now.

De-extinction is the act of bringing an entire species back from the grave. It's the real-life version of Jurassic Park. And tomorrow, National Geographic and the Long Now Foundation are sponsoring a special TEDxDeExtinction event, where scientists and researchers are discussing whether we'll ever bring back mastodons… » 3/14/13 7:40am 3/14/13 7:40am