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  Another asteroid zooms past earth

Keeping up with innovation and the space race

  Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, talks about his new book, “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier,” and how America is quickly falling behind in the world in space exploration and, as a result, in economic growth.

Month in Space: Extraterrestrial dreams

  See a lunar base in miniature, launches and landings and other outer-space visions from November 2011.

Cloning the wooly mammoth

  After 10,000 years of extinction, a team of geneticists plan to extract cells from preserved mammoth eggs and implant them into modern elephant eggs. Curator Ross MacPhee from the American Museum of Natural History talks about some of the hurdles awaiting them.

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  Where bedbugs can live

Lou Sorkin, from the American Museum of Natural History, talks about how bedbugs can live in furniture crevices, even in wooden chairs.

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