Lewis and Clark
Join Lewis and Clark as they journey overland across North America in this short, computer-animated video.  The following concepts will be briefly addressed: the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Louisiana Purchase, President Jefferson commissions survey, Lewis and Clark meet natives, Lewis and Clark discover new plants and animals, Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean, and Lewis and Clark return home as heroes.  The video ends with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
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21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT)
In the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent agency. Texts in this course deal with pre- and post-Darwinian treatment of this topic within literature and speculative thought since the eighteenth century. We will give some attention to the modern study of feedback mechanisms in artificial intelligence. Our reading will be in
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Internet Scout Project
Although some might fear that limited land resources and the usual development pressures are working to reduce Britain's natural history to footnote status, this website from the Natural History Museum in London effectively documents the UK's impressive biological and geological diversity. The site consists of interactive database features as well as videos (in both Windows Media and Quicktime formats). Exploring Biodiversity, an interactive introduction for students to UK biodiversity, allows u
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Charles Darwin
This website offers four online books by Charles Darwin. Books include The Voyage of the Beagle, Origin of Species, Origin of Species 6th Edition and The Decent of Man. Users can also follow links to other online books and authors.
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Darwin Reconsidered: Darwin's Original Sin
Part of a series of lectures organised by the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture discussing the religious and philosophical implications of Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Part of Darwin 200, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Darwin's Birth.
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2.3 Skin pigmentation and pattern
In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ‘ improvement’ of livestock under domestication. They believed that studying domesticated animals and plants could illuminate the mechanisms of natural evolution.
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Introduction
In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ‘ improvement’ of livestock under domestication. They believed that studying domesticated animals and plants could illuminate the mechanisms of natural evolution.
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Learning outcomes
In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.
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Discoveries and breakthroughs inside science
These videos are intended for users of local English and Spanish newscasts all over the United States. The videos promote awareness of and appreciation for scientists’ and engineers’ roles in everyday life by providing accurate and peer-reviewed science and engineering information covering many current developments in everyday devices and systems. The videos have been produced by the American Institute of Physics and are supported by science, engineering and mathematical societies.
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3.1.1 Before reading this article:

Take some time to think about what ‘addiction’ means to you – how chemical and non-chemical substances can be abused and how they can lead to dependent behaviour that can affect individuals and the society in which they live. Write down your ideas.

This short exercise may be useful to estab
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3.1 The origins of domesticated dogs

Archaeologists and biologists agree that dogs (Canis familiaris) were the first species to become domesticated. Francis Galton, Darwin's younger cousin, suggested at the end of the 19th century that domestication began when humans captured and raised wolf puppies. The resulting adults ate scraps of human food, assisted in hunting and acted as guard dogs around camps. Among the evidence in support of this hypothesis is the observation that tribal people all over the world take wild anim
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A Tale of Two Churches
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
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The Yin and Yang of Cellular Communication
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
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2.2 Specific issues in addiction

  1. The term ‘addiction’ carries a number of different meanings. The word is generally used with reference to drugs (e.g. heroin, nicotine, alcohol), where a person is described as being ‘dependent on’ or ‘addicted to’ a substance. Also, substances are described as ‘addictive’ or ‘non-addictive’, implying that addiction is an intrinsic property of the substance. Some people are addicted to food. Given that food is necessary, in what sense is
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Posterior Scapula
Video uses a diagram to point to major features of the scapula bone and to pronounce them correctly. Blank diagram then allows students to practice the terms that were learned. Grades 9-12. 1:08 min.
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Evolution: artificial selection and domestication
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What I Could Teach Darwin Using "Darwin 2000"
A laboratory to demonstrate the use of the "Darwin 2000" website to train undergraduates to use online molecular databases and analysis tools, fostering their understanding of how genes and proteins evolve.
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Sound Effects in Homer
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
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Charles Darwin
This website offers four online books by Charles Darwin. Books include The Voyage of the Beagle, Origin of Species, Origin of Species 6th Edition and The Decent of Man. Users can also follow links to other online books and authors.
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Rescuing the Past: Prayer Books, Parchment and Multi-Spectral Imaging
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
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