One of my favorite podcasts is BBC4′s In Our Time. The host Melvyn Bragg covers all sorts of interesting topics from science to history and philosophy with a panel of experts. This week he discusses the evolution of whales with three scientists working in the area of genetics and mamalian paleonotlogy. They describe the newest fossil evidence and also go into how scientists are using the DNA of modern animals to learn how we are all related. This fascinating piece also happens to mention on of our favorite creatures – Pakicetus!
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