Evolutionary Biology


Among the Orchids, Evidence of Evolution

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Among the hundreds of species on display at the New York Botanical Gardens right now, one particular orchid stands out for its role in history.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Richard Dawkins and the Making of a Scientist

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Evolutionary biologist and famous atheist Richard Dawkins discusses his childhood, his intellectual development, and the story of how he came to write The Selfish Gene, considered by many to be one of the most important books of the 20th century. His first memoir, An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist is about his childhood in colonial Africa, the beginning of his career as a skeptic in boarding school by refusing to kneel for prayer in chapel, and his intellectual awakening at Oxford.

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Argentine Invasion

Monday, July 30, 2012

From a suburban sidewalk in southern California, Jad and Robert witness the carnage of a gruesome turf war. Though the tiny warriors doing battle clock in at just a fraction of an inch, they have evolved a surprising, successful, and rather unsettling strategy of ironclad loyalty, absolute intolerance, and brutal violence.

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Studio 360

Spencer Wells

Friday, June 18, 2010

Where did we come from? Evolutionary biologist Spencer Wells is pretty close to the answer. He's the National Geographic "Explorer-in-Residence" and heads an initiative called the Genographic Project. His new book is called Pandora's Seed. By collecting DNA samples from people around the world, ...