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  • Hip-hoppin’ through Darwin’s theories

    Museums are normally quiet, peaceful places, but last night at the University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology, a team of hip-hop and contemporary dancers injected some life into the still artifacts in a show called “Darwin’s Notebook.” Among fossils and long-dead animal skeletons, Cambridge dance group SIN Cru popped, locked, and flipped it… Read More
  • Wednesday’s Naked Scientists @ the Darwin Festival

    The Daily Darwin, Wednesday July 8th – reports from the Darwin Festival by the Naked Scientists: We explore Darwin’s foibles, nice scientists, first-cousin marriages, evolutionary poetry, and hear some Darwin rap.Wednesday podcast (click to play) Chris Smith and the rest of The Naked Scientists, that sartorially challenged group of resear… Read More
  • Tuesday’s Naked Scientists @ the Darwin Festival

    The Daily Darwin, Tuesday July 7th – reports from the Darwin Festival by the Naked Scientists: Today we search for the origins of religion, meet the man who got the Human Genome Project going, and speak to Sir Terry Pratchett about shaved cats… Tuesday podcast (click to play) Chris Smith and the rest of The Naked Scientists… Read More
  • Naked Scientists @ the Darwin Festival (Monday)

    The Daily Darwin, Monday July 6th – reports from the Darwin Festival by the Naked Scientists: Richard Dawkins explains why scientists can’t practice religion, we hear how butterflies imitate each other to survive and discover the genes that separate us from chimps! Monday podcast (click to play) Chris Smith and the rest of The Naked Scien… Read More
  • Darwin Festival kicks off

    CAMBRIDGE, U.K—The much-awaited Darwin Anniversary Festival began last night with a opening ceremony in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, an appropriate spot given it was founded by John Henslow, one of Charles Darwin’s most important teachers during his college years here. (The garden has a new audio tour to celebrate the Hensl… Read More
  • On the Origin of the Nervous System

    The nervous systems of modern animals are amazingly diverse. A few hundred nerve cells are all a lowly nematode needs to find food and a mate. With about 100,000 neurons, a fruit fly can perform aerial acrobatics, dance to woo a mate, and throw kicks and punches to repel a rival. The sperm whale’s 8-kilogram… Read More
  • Friday’s Naked Scientists @ the Darwin Festival

    The Daily Darwin, Friday July 10th – reports from the Darwin Festival by the Naked Scientists: We tie up the Darwin Festival with predictions on global warming and the future of the human species. Plus, we find out about cultural selection and how tricky it is putting together an exhibition on science and fine art! Read More
  • Evolution theory and religious beliefs: not necessarily in conflict

    The latest survey to take the pulse of the public debate on evolution suggests that a majority of people see nothing wrong with believing in a god and accepting Charles Darwin’s work. The survey, presented yesterday at the World Conference of Science Journalists in London by the British Council as part of its international program Darwin N… Read More
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