Today, I was interviewed for a report in the French national TV news (France 2, journal de 20H) about thepossibility of ressurecting ancient life forms like the mammoth. Difficult to go through the issue in 3′, so that in the end, through the cuts, I manage to say that we can’t do it and it…
I was interviewed by Emilie Rauscher who wrote this well-documented article about the potential roads to resurrecting extinct life forms (and whether we should do it or not) for the french monthly scientific magazine: Science & Vie (N°1131) of December 2011.
I took part to the shooting of a french documentary (52′) entitled “Archéologues de l’ADN” directed by François-Xavier Busnel for Chromatiques Editions. Scenes were shot during the autopsy of baby mammoth Khroma, held in Le Puy-en-Velay (France) in August 2010. After TV broadcast, it was released in DVD today.
Third and last episode of the mammoth story in Neopodia, Le savoir à emporter. I guess I could not escape the “cloning” topic!
Second slice of the three-episodes show dedicated to the mammoth in Neopodia, Le savoir à emporter. Not only do we currently find more and more mammoth carcasses, but we also know better what to do out of them, on molecular grounds.
Here is another Russian TV report of our field mission on Wrangel Island between August and September. You’ll see us dig out one of the two large complete tusks we found on our first hunt day. Don’t expect me to do the translation. I hope their comments are not too nasty against us!
Here is the first TV report about our recent expedition on Wrangel Island, by Russian media who joined us there. A quite long report that lets you appreciate the scenery and the sort of shoe-gazing-wanders-kind-of-work we had there.
A show in three episodes dedicated to the mammoth in Neopodia, Le savoir à emporter. Here is the first episode, dedicated to the presentation of the mammoths among the elephants.
Marylène Patou-Mathis, Bernard Buigues and myself were today the guests of Julie Gacon for the broadcast program Contre-Expertise on France Culture. Listen to the program in full there.
Check out the article by Frédéric Lewino for the weekly French magazine “Le Point” where I’ve been commenting about the future resurrection of the mammoth as announced by a japanese team. C’est l’émouvante histoire d’un vieil homme qui rêve de chuchoter à l’oreille d’un mammouth. Depuis plus de quinze ans, Akira Iritani, 81 ans, professeur…