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Portrait of Charles Darwin by Julia Margaret Cameron

Charles Darwin - In his own words...

Ben - It's 150 years this week since Charles Darwin presented his ideas to the Linnean society - marking ... about the man behind the theory.   Alison is behind the Darwin Correspondence Project, so I started by asking just ... are about 14,500 letters written both from and to Charles Darwin.  We are publishing complete transcripts of them.  ...

Portrait of Charles Darwin by Julia Margaret Cameron

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 ...

Cover page of Charles Darwin's Descent of Man (1871).

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, ... After the publication of the Origin of Species in 1859, Darwin began working on another book that would allow him to ... from some lower form', was the most controversial. Darwin had not intended to publish his writings on this ...

Water-colour portrait of Charles Darwin painted by George Richmond in the late 1830s.

Evolutionary biology 101

... it work? And how has our view of evolution changed from Darwin to DNA sequencing? Steve Jones, from university ... need to find a mate and have offspring, so there is what Darwin called ‘sexual selection’. If you have genes that ... no eye at all, or 49% of an eye”. Will - And what was Darwin’s role in the history of evolution? Steve - First of ...

A Woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Charles Darwin, published by John G. Murdoch.

The Rap Guide to Evolution

Chris -   Now this week was also Cambridge University's Darwin Festival.  What actually happened was that we've had ... to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin who was actually a Cambridge University student.  ... - His name's Baba Brinkman, and he unveiled his answer to Darwin which is his Rap Guide to Evolution and he spoke to ...

Darwin Centre Cocoon

The Darwin Centre

Kat - It's time to join Meera Senthilingam at the new Darwin Centre which opened at the Natural History Museum in ... science... Meera -   This week, I'm at the newly opened Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum in London.  Now, ... at the Natural History Museum.  So Paul, tell me what the Darwin Centre is all about... Paul - T he Darwin Centre Phase ...

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 ... the computer industry. Dave -   And to explain more about Darwin, Paul joins us here in the studio.  Hi, Paul. Paul -   Hi, Dave. Dave -   So how does Darwin differ from HECToR, which we were talking about ...

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. Poet and Darwin-descendent Ruth Padel talks ...

Darwin's finches or Galapagos finches. Darwin, 1845. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world, under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N. 2d edition.

Darwin's Finches and Morning Sickness - Science Update

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

grasshopper speciesDifferent species of Chorthippus grasshopper that closely resemble each other

Where do new species come from?

... it comes to the formation of new species... Since Charles Darwin and other scientists of the 19th Century drafted the ... rapidly. For the first evolutionary biologists such as Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace, the emergence of new ... was a process that could only be witnessed with the eyes. Darwin understood that the birds on several islands of the ...

Photograph of Charles Darwin c. 1854

The Daily Darwin - Wednesday - From The Naked Scientists

... 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 ... three of the festival and if you've ever wondered what a Darwin rap sounds like, this show is for you. We also explore ...

Sir Terry Pratchett at the Elf Fantasy Fair in the Netherlands

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... This week we're in conversation with Sir Terry ... We find out what inspired "The Science of Discworld 3: Darwin's Watch", get Richard Dawkins into holy orders and ...

Baba Brinkman & Charles Darwin

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 ...

Portrait of Charles Darwin by Julia Margaret Cameron

Naked Evolution

It's 150 years since Darwin's theory of Evolution was presented to the Linnean ... into a new species! We find out why tragedy almost kept Darwin's ideas from ever being seen, by looking at the ... surface is best for keeping ice cool. It's 150 years since Darwin's theory of Evolution was presented to the Linnean ...

Robin Ince

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 ... seen a young man playing a bassoon to a flower. It was Darwin making his son playing a bassoon to see how it ...

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, description of this condition. And what Darwin wrote was: "Those who have been upon the water in a ...

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 ... different from each other. These birds, now called “Darwin’s finches” helped him understand how one original ... nets” in order to capture and study the populations of Darwin’s Finches on the island. One of the birds they ...

The Science of Wine Tasting

... in the orchid to produce such an amazing chain of events. Darwin was fascinated by the unusual lengths to which orchids ... the beauty of the flower and considering its structure, Darwin predict the existence of a specialized moth with a ... like a straw, could reach the inaccessible nectar. After Darwin's death, scientists discovered a moth with an ...

An adult yellow-bellied marmot

The sound of fear

... 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 "that screams ...

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 ... in Italy along with her colleagues from the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park Service in ...

Cepaea nemoralis: Grove Snail or Brown Lipped Snail. Dormant pair on a tree trunk in Gamlingay Wood, Cambridgeshire, England, illustrating the variation in colouration of banded morphisms.

Evolution in action: the polymorphism paradox

Darwin’s theory of evolution underpins all of biology from ... up by a phrase first coined by Herbert Spencer and used by Darwin in later editions of ‘On the Origin of Species’ ... Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 8: 109‐143 Darwin’s theory of evolution underpins all of biology from ...

Portrait of Charles Darwin by Julia Margaret Cameron

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 ... discover the genes that separate us from chimps! The Daily Darwin - Monday - From the Naked Scientists ...

Baba Brinkman & Charles Darwin

The Rap Guide to Evolution - Darwinian Hip Hop

... 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 ... scientifically accurate rhymes that will have you seeing Darwin from a whole new perspective. The Rap Guide to ...

From textbooks, to peer reviewed papers...

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 ... on that. I'm certainly not putting Dawkins up at the Darwin level. I don't think he would either. He's a ... that's the problem. It's a very old problem. I go back to Darwin again. My favourite quote from Darwin which really ...

Robin Ince, Caberet Tent, Glastonbury

Science as an Inspiration

... science into his comedy, quoting from Carl Sagan, Charles Darwin and Richard Feynman among others in his sets.  I ... the Wonders of the Solar System and obviously, the Year of Darwin was a great way of getting things out and people are ... science into his comedy, quoting from Carl Sagan, Charles Darwin and Richard Feynman among others in his sets. I asked ...