Tag: Jurassic Park

Episode 28 – PAST TIME reviews Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom!

First Iteration I (Adam) am both proud and nervous to say that this is an atypical Past Time episode, as we’re not talking about a new discovery nor a real scientific topic; it is a recap/review of Jurassic World 2. However, I think it is worth addressing whether or not particular elements of new movies, television, or books adhere to modern science. Dr. Elizabeth Jones taught us that science fict …

Filed under: DNA, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Jurassic Park, Movies, Tyrannosaurus rex, science fiction

Episode 21: New History of Ancient DNA

The quest to recover ancient genetic material from extinct animals had its blockbuster moment when Jurassic Park came out. But where did the idea come from and who is trying to figure out if the science fiction of Jurassic Park can be science reality? We talk to Dr. Elizabeth Jones, a science historian at University College London, about her work digging through the murky early history of ancient …

Filed under: Elizabeth Jones, Genetics, Genome, Jurassic Park, Neanderthal, Pop Culture, Wooly Mammoth, biochemistry

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