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This week on PRI/BBC World Science: This month, the movie Creation opened in theaters across the United States. The film chronicles the life and work of Charles Darwin. The movie is directed by Jon Amiel. Paul Bettany stars as Darwin. Jennfer Connelly plays Darwin’s wife, Emma. Creation is based on a biography written by Charles…

Phlogiston

One of the nice benefits of hosting ScienceOnline conferences is that I sometimes get presents. The one that I find totally fascinating that I got this year is the 2009 issue of Phlogiston, the Journal of History of Science published once a year in Serbian language – print only (the journal does not even have…

Craig McClain talk at Sigma Xi

Although I’ve known Craig McClain for a few years now, both online and offline, I only had some vague ideas about what kind of research he is doing. I knew it has something to do with the Deep Sea and with the evolution of body size, but I did not know the details. So, when…

The application deadline for the NESCent blogging competition and travel award to ScienceOnline2010 is December 1, 2009. So hurry up – see the contest conditions and entries so far and meet the judges. So, hurry up. Write (or choose an existing) post in the area of evolutionary biology and send it in. Two lucky winners…

Last couple of weeks months were awfully busy, on many fronts, not least finalizing the ScienceOnline2010 program, herding cats almost 100 moderators/presenters to do various stuff (e.g., respond to my e-mails) in a timely manner, and making sure that registration goes smoothly. This is also the time of year when activation energy for doing anything…

Celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday

NESCent and SCONC: What: November SCONC-fest When: Thursday November 19th , 6-8pm Where: National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham Please join us to commemorate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of “The Origin of Species.” Learn about the wild world of Ice Age carnivores, brainy birds, and other creatures Darwin missed. Our tour…

Next Monday at NESCent: When: Monday November 16, 2009, 10-11:30am Where: NESCent, 2024 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27705, Erwin Mill Bldg, Suite A103 Directions: http://www.nescent.org/about/directions.php What do public policy and economics have to do with evolutionary theory? A lot, say participants in an upcoming meeting at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham,…

DARWIN ON FACEBOOK: HOW CULTURE TRANSFORMS HUMAN EVOLUTION AFTER HOURS EVENT FEATURING ANTHROPOLOGIST PETER RICHERSON WHAT SciCafe presents Darwin on Facebook: How Culture Transforms Human Evolution, featuring Anthropologist Peter Richerson. Help celebrate the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species with a night about Darwin, culture, and social media. Come hear anthropologist Peter Richerson…

We are very excited to announce a new sponsor for ScienceOnline2010! It is National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). Among some other ways they will help the meeting get bigger and better than ever, the good folks at NESCent are also going to help two bloggers with travel costs to the conference. Read carefully how you…

Re: Design

From NESCent: > “Re: Design” – This is a dramatization of the scientific correspondence between Charles Darwin and botanist Asa Gray, and is a product of the Darwin Correspondence Project. NESCent is co-sponsoring this theatrical production with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, WUNC-TV and the NCSU Theater Dept. The production will be staged at…