Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This strange and amusing streaming video features a self-described “fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation” whom I know in real life, has an important purpose: Let’s help build the HMS Beagle and follow Darwin’s journey of discovery! [1:06]

The Beagle Project aims to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday by building a sailing replica of the HMS Beagle and recreating the Voyage of the Beagle with an international crew of researchers, aspiring scientists and science communicators (perhaps, including me!). The voyage will apply the techniques of 21st century science to Darwin’s journey, inspiring a new generation of scientists and promoting the public understanding of evolution and wider science.