Bringing Extinct Species Back From the Dead with Gene-Editing

American scientist Ben Novak has spent the past six years working on a process referred to as de-extinction—with the goal of bringing back the passenger pigeon species that died off in 1914. In Melbourne, Australia Novak has used gene-editing to weave the Cas9 gene into the reproductive organs of common pigeons. Cas9 enables the use of CRISPR, a tool that acts as molecular scissors and …

Interview: Photographer Michael Muller

How he takes his mesmerizing, intimate shark portraits (hint: get out of the cage)

LA-based photographer Michael Muller has captured celebrities (including Rihanna for her album cover Unapologetic) to mutants and superheroes (the movie posters for “X-Men Apocalypse” and “Captain America: Civil War” to name a few), but the most fascinating subject that’s challenged him continuously over the past decade lives far from the hills of Hollywood. Since 2007, Muller has been swimming among the sharks, shooting in a …

Patagonia’s Latest Film Aims to Defend the Majestic Jumbo Valley

In Patagonia’s latest feature film “Jumbo Wild: The Movement,” the environmentally-focused outdoors company uncovers the ongoing battle between British Columbian locals and the developers who want to build upon their land. More specifically, these developers want to raise a massive ski-resort in the heart of the cherished Jumbo Valley, which, until now, has remained one of North America’s most majestic landscapes and the home to …