Tag Archives: convergent evolution

The Runes of Evolution: a fresh new read on convergence

For those fascinated by the living world, a great treat is in store. About to hit the shelves is a new publication about convergent evolution, The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe Became Self-Aware. This book is by the renowned biologist Professor … Continue reading

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So, ARE there limits to evolution?

Cambridge plays host to many meetings each year but few as unique and ambitious as the “Are There Limits to Evolution” conference that took place over two sunny days this September. Professor Simon Conway Morris and his team from the … 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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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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Map of Life on Facebook

The Map of Life is now on Facebook! Do become a fan and keep yourself updated on news and the latest intriguing examples of convergent evolution that the Map of Life team unearths.

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“Evolution on Repeat” at the UMZC

The University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge (UMZC) runs free clubs for young zoologists to learn about the amazing world of animals. For children aged 6-13 there is a Young Zoologists Club and for those aged 13-18 a new group, the … Continue reading

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Evolution tour for ‘Cambridge Tradition’ programme

Oxbridge Academic Programs organise an annual summer school at the University of Cambridge called the Cambridge Tradition. Pre-University students from all over the world stay at Jesus College in Cambridge for four weeks and attend courses on a host of … Continue reading

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