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Aurornis xui: a new piece in the bird evolution puzzle

As more and more stunning feathered reptile fossils are unearthed in China the tale of the origin of birds and the evolution of flight becomes more and more complicated. Did powered flight, as in the birds, evolve once only or … Continue reading

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Convergence (and refurbishment) at the Zoology Museum

The University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge has very recently closed for major refurbishment and the Map of Life team look forward to seeing the results in 2016. You can follow the redevelopment at the Inside the Cocoon Blog and … Continue reading

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Public talk at Science Festival: Is evolution predictable?

On Wednesday 23rd March Professor Simon Conway Morris, co-ordinator of the Map of Life, gave a public evening talk on convergent evolution entitled “Is evolution predictable?“. The talk was a special part of the Cambridge Science Festival and took place … Continue reading

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Science on Saturday – Map of Life at the Cambridge Science Festival

Saturday the 19th March was a sunny Spring day in Cambridge, perfect for the Cambridge Science Festival principal event, Science on Saturday. Science departments throughout the University of Cambridge were bursting with visitors as thousands of families came to explore, … Continue reading

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Eye to eye with the Map of Life

Local newspaper CambridgeFirst recently published a colourful article about the Map of Life. Thank you to Dr Laura Blackburn for sending us a copy!

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Media coverage as Science Festival approaches

Dr Louise Walsh and her team at the University of Cambridge press office send out a press release about the Map of Life last week. We are continuing to receive notice of new mentions online and in the local and … Continue reading

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Media coverage for the Map of Life

An engaging press release about the Map of Life and its forthcoming exhibit at the Cambridge Science Festival was sent out to the media this week, co-ordinated by Dr Louise Walsh and her team at the University of Cambridge press … Continue reading

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