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Charles Darwin - In his own words...

Ben - It's 150 years this week since Charles Darwin presented his ideas to the Linnean society - marking the first public ... about the man behind the theory.   Alison is behind the Darwin Correspondence Project, so I started by asking just what the project ...

Darwin's Science in Schools

Meera - 2009 is Darwin year and it's 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin. This week I'm at St Jude's primary school in Herne Hill, London for the launch of the Wellcome Trust's Darwin initiatives.  These include resources such as the Tree of Life: a short ...

This Week in Science History - The Descent of Man

... in 1871, the publication of The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin - perhaps not as famous as the Origin of Species, published 12 years ... After the publication of the Origin of Species in 1859, Darwin began working on another book that would allow him to discuss further ...

Evolutionary biology 101

... does it work? And how has our view of evolution changed from Darwin to DNA sequencing? Steve Jones, from university College London, answers ... need to find a mate and have offspring, so there is what Darwin called ‘sexual selection’. If you have genes that make it more ...

The Rap Guide to Evolution

Chris -   Now this week was also Cambridge University's Darwin Festival.  What actually happened was that we've had a full week of ... to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin who was actually a Cambridge University student.  Also, it's 150 years ...

The Darwin Centre

Kat - It's time to join Meera Senthilingam at the new Darwin Centre which opened at the Natural History Museum in London this week.  ... science... Meera -   This week, I'm at the newly opened Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum in London.  Now, its structure is ...

What are Supercomputers used for?

... of the HPC showed me around their computer system called Darwin... Paul -   What you're looking at is a rack of commodity X86 ... industry. Dave -   And to explain more about Darwin, Paul joins us here in the studio.  Hi, Paul. Paul -   Hi, Dave. ...

Darwin's Finches and Morning Sickness - Science Update

... Bob Hirshon and Chelsea Wald will be looking at evolution in Darwin's finches and also why pregnant women get morning sickness. Bob - ... - a theory first proposed by foreign biologist Charles Darwin. In this episode, we'll learn about brand new insights into evolution ...

Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Ruth Padel

Poet and Darwin-descendent Ruth Padel talks about how the history books led her to write "Darwin, a life in poems", an anthology of fifteen poems charting the major events of Darwin's life. Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Ruth Padel ...

Science and the Spoken Word

Baba -   "That is often the idea that most enrages Darwin's detractors.  And when I say Darwin's detractors, I'm specifically talking about his religious detractors ...

When Science meets Comedy

... is also an anniversary of two hundred years since Charles Darwin was born and 150 years since the Origin of the Species was published. How does Darwin fit in your show? Robin - I think the first time I became truly ...

The Science of Wine Tasting

... the orchid to produce such an amazing chain of events. Darwin was fascinated by the unusual lengths to which orchids go for ... the beauty of the flower and considering its structure, Darwin predict the existence of a specialized moth with a foot-long proboscis ...

The sound of fear

... and looking and  listening to screams and it turns out that Darwin didn't know what marmots were - nowhere in Darwin is the word marmot. But Darwin knew what screams where. Darwin said ...

Why do we feel as though we're rocking after getting off a boat?

... it turns out. The records go back to the 1700s. Erasmus Darwin, who was Charles Darwin's grandfather, actually recorded one of the first, if not the first, ...

Big Bird

Watching a new species evolve

... species.    On the 15th of September 1835, Charles Darwin set foot on the Galapagos Islands. This was part of his five-year voyage ... different from each other. These birds, now called “Darwin’s finches” helped him understand how one original species could ...

The Daily Darwin - Wednesday - From The Naked Scientists

... Day three of the festival and if you've ever wondered what a Darwin rap sounds like, this show is for you. We also explore Darwin's foibles, nice scientists, first cousin marriages and evolutionary ...

Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sir Terry Pratchett

... We find out what inspired 'The Science of Discworld 3: Darwin's Watch', get Richard Dawkins into holy orders and explore a world without Darwin... Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sir Terry Pratchett ...

The Daily Darwin - Monday - From the Naked Scientists

... of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. Each day our team will bring you highlights from the events and exhibitions that make up the Darwin Festival. Today Richard Dawkins explains why scientists can't practise ...

Pretty in pink

... sees the 150 th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's revolutionary book On the Origin of Species . When he visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835, Darwin was astounded by the abundance of unusual species living on the dozen ...

Steve Jones - The Selfish Gene at 40

... books really writing about Neo-Darwinism, trying to get Darwin's ideas about natural selection along with genetics and what we ... effect on that. I'm certainly not putting Dawkins up at the Darwin level. I don't think he would either. He's a reasonably modest man but I ...

Naked Evolution

It's 150 years since Darwin's theory of Evolution was presented to the Linnean Society, and so we've ... into a new species! We find out why tragedy almost kept Darwin's ideas from ever being seen, by looking at the archives of his own ...

Revealing ocean wonders before underwater photography

... one of the key promoters of Darwinism in Germany. He took Darwin's ideas and popularised them there, but he popularised them very much in ... own way, it was a way that actually slightly baffled Charles Darwin. He had an idea, I suppose, that all life is guided by ...

The Rap Guide to Evolution - Darwinian Hip Hop

... and scientifically accurate rhymes that will have you seeing Darwin from a whole new perspective. Baba explores the history and current understanding of Darwin's theory, combining hilarious remixes of popular rap songs with clever ...

The Daily Darwin - Friday - From The Naked Scientists

We tie up the Darwin Festival with predictions on global warming and the future of the human ... an exhibition on science and fine art! The Daily Darwin - Friday - From The Naked Scientists ...

The Daily Darwin - Thursday - From The Naked Scientists

... fourth day brings together geologists and an exploration of Darwin's early scientific forays. We also find out how we have the power to ... government will promote science research. The Daily Darwin - Thursday - From The Naked Scientists ...