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Feb. 06, 2009

A Year of Darwin

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th Anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. In this segment, Ira talks with Matthew Chapman, Darwin's great-great-grandson.

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Mar. 20, 2009

Darwin's Supporting Evidence

Like any great scientist, Charles Darwin didn't come to his ideas alone. We'll talk with biologist Sean Carroll about the flora, fauna, fossils, and scientists that helped prove Darwin was right.

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Feb. 26, 2010

Darwin and 'Creation'

We'll talk about 'Creation,' a biographical film about Charles Darwin, recently released in the US.

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Aug. 13, 2010

Science Diction: Evolution

The word "evolution" is often attributed to Charles Darwin. But he wasn't the word's greatest champion.

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May. 17, 2013

When Great Scientists Got It Wrong

In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio explores colossal errors by science's greatest minds.

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\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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