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  • 1 Aug 2022
    Keith Frayn

    Understanding Human Metabolism: Carbohydrates, the bread of life

    Keith Frayn, author of Understanding Human Metabolism address some of the major misconceptions about human metabolism.

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  • 13 Jun 2022
    Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle

    Some Common Misunderstandings About Biology and Race

    In this blog, extracted from Understanding Race, authors Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle address some of the major misconceptions about race.

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  • 7 Jun 2022
    Ken Richardson

    Understanding Intelligence

    There are a lot of questions about the validity of IQ tests and the nature of ‘intelligence’. Ken Richardson, author of Understanding Intelligence tries to tackle the problem at the heart of the subject of intelligence by putting intelligence in the context of living functions.

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  • 20 Apr 2022
    Julian Caldecott

    Surviving Climate Chaos and Promoting Peace with Nature

    A note by Julian Caldecott, author of Surviving Climate Chaos to mark United Nations International Mother Earth Day and Earth Day 2022: 'Invest in our planet', 22 April 2022 ‘The causes of 'war' between people and nature lie in our recent world-conquering societies, business models and technologies. The key change occurred when a critical proportion of people gave up living from local production using muscle power, to live instead from global production using machines.’

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  • 13 May 2021
    Melissa Bateson

    Measuring Behaviour: The Next Generation

    The first three editions of Measuring Behaviour were co-authored by Patrick Bateson, known as Pat to his family and friends, and his former graduate student Paul Martin. I had a very special relationship with Pat. Not only was he my father, but I have followed him into the same academic discipline, becoming the second Professor […]

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  • 13 Dec 2019
    Alexandre Roulin

    Barn Owls: Evolution and Ecology – Why has the barn owl been so successful in colonising the planet?

    Why were these 17 species such successful colonisers in contrast to most other birds? Most cosmopolitan birds exploit water environments and because there is water everywhere, with continents surrounded by oceans, this is not surprising! There are just four cosmopolitan species that are not associated with water: pigeons, house sparrows, peregrine falcons and barn owls! […]

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  • 15 Jun 2018
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    Jim Kozubek

    The Year Without A Summer

    Jim Kozubek, author of "Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9" talks about the infamous Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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  • 9 Jun 2016
    Julian D. Olden

    Have Fishes Had Their Chips?

    Julian D. Olden, Author of Conservation of Freshwater Fishes, talks about the enormity of the challenges we face and how this book will inspire both current and future generations of scientists.

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