Darwin

Media bulletin: could your hair colour determine your child’s sex? Biotech, Beagle and 100 Hours of Astronomy

Could your hair colour determine your child’s sex?

In Gouldian finches the answer is yes-according to an Australian paper published in the journal Science today. The paper challenges our view of sex determination in animals.

The full media release is below. The lead author Sarah Pryke, is a L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellow and ARC Fellow at Macquarie University. She’s good talent.

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Media bulletin: could your hair colour determine your child's sex? Biotech, Beagle and 100 Hours of Astronomy

Could your hair colour determine your child’s sex?

In Gouldian finches the answer is yes-according to an Australian paper published in the journal Science today. The paper challenges our view of sex determination in animals.

The full media release is below. The lead author Sarah Pryke, is a L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellow and ARC Fellow at Macquarie University. She’s good talent.

Also,

Darwin – myths, voyages and notebooks: Evolution events in March and April

Darwin celebrations continue with thought-provoking talks and exhibitions across the country.

In this bulletin we highlight 15 evolution events taking place in March and April. Some of them are finishing soon, including the Darwin exhibition at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, so don’t delay if you want to see them.

Charles Darwin – voyages and ideas that shook the world opens today at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. [continue reading…]

Darwin’s birthday today

Celebrations recognise the impact of Darwin’s theory of evolution on society today

Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, and birthday celebrations are taking place across Australia. [continue reading…]

I don't like Sydney… and Darwin parties across the country

Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday is tomorrow, Thursday 12 February.  We’ve issued a release on his views of Australia.

Darwin didn’t like Sydney – more on that below – but his great great grandson Chris Darwin lives in Sydney and will be in Melbourne eating his way through the evolutionary tree – from the primordial ocean soup to dinosaur drumettes at the birthday party on Thursday evening. Chris is happy to talk about his ancestor.

Also for his birthday: [continue reading…]