“Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad.”
First of all, don’t let the title distract you. This is not really an article about mammoths, although they are discussed. If anything, it’s about a man and his love for the extinct bird, the passenger pigeon (pictured above), and the lengths he and other scientists are willing to go through to resurrect this and other extinct species. It’s called “de-extinction,” and it’s not just a Michael Crichton fantasy.
The length of the article really allows the reader to get an in-depth look into the history and the science, and it also does a good job analyzing both the pros and cons of bringing an extinct species back to life. Get ready to use your brain; I think you’ll enjoy it.