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| Issue 16

Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution, By Nick Lane

Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution gives a detailed account of the ten events that author Nick Lane considers to be the most important in establishing the direction that evolution has taken ever since the beginning of life on Earth.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Resources

| Issue 16

Hot stuff in the deep sea

How do fossils form around hydrothermal vents? Crispin Little describes how he and his team found out – by making their own fossils.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology
       

| Issue 15

Getting down to Earth: ideas for the earth science classroom

Are you looking for ideas to spice up your earth science class? Why not try out one of the rich collection of activities developed by Chris King, Elizabeth Devon and Peter Kennett from Earth Learning Idea.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Earth science
   

| Issue 14

Why Evolution is True, By Jerry A. Coyne

When I recently told a taxi driver that I was on my way to give a lecture on evolution in northern Germany, the young man asked me, looking straight ahead, “So, do you think Darwin got it right?” A bit taken aback, I answered that yes, by and large, Darwin had got it just right – only to be…

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Resources

| Issue 14

Natural selection at the molecular level

We know that particular genetic sequences can help us to survive in our environment – this is the basis of evolution. But demonstrating which genetic sequences are beneficial and how they help us to survive is not easy – especially in wild populations. Jarek Bryk describes some relevant recent…

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Biology, Health
                   

| Issue 14

Getting ahead in evolution

Lucy Patterson talks to Èlia Benito Gutierrez, from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, about how Èlia’s favourite animal, amphioxus, could be the key to understanding the evolution of vertebrates.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science
       

| Issue 12

The Beagle

In 2009, the world celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Emmanuel Reynaud revisits the story of the vessel aboard which the foundations for Darwin’s publication were laid.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Science and society