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Hummingbird and whippoorwill
Hummingbird and whippoorwill

Natural Selections: the evolution of birds

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager study the evolution of birds and discover that some unlikely species are very closely related.  Go to full article
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Scientists celebrate Darwin's bicentennial

Next Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin's birth. Darwin collected scientific data and was among the first to ponder the issue of how animals and plants change over long periods of time. This year is also the 150th Anniversary of the publication of his famous book, On The Origin of Species. Colleges and high schools around the region are hosting Darwin Day events, as part of a global celebration of science and reason. So, we invited two North Country biologists into the studio to ask where evolutionary theory is now, how it got there and the relevance of Charles Darwin today.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Seeing Evolution

Evolution as a theory has more going for it than sheer speculation. Darwin's ideas about how new species arise are supported, for example, by the recent development of a distinct species of marsh grass. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager look at the scientific evidence supporting evolution.  Go to full article

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