Fur map of the world (thank you, Mark!) https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/fur-fashion-map
Darwin left medical school to pursue natural history https://www.ed.ac.uk/biology/about/notable-alumni/charles-darwin
Listen to episodes of Radio 4’s Darwin: in our time https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00g9zb3/episodes/player?ns_campaign=bbc_radio_4&ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=radio_and_music&ns_source=twitter
Women scientists whose contributions were hidden in footnotes https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/womens-history-in-science-hidden-footnotes/582472/
In Biological Sciences we have no problem recruiting women to undergraduate programmes but there is a problem with keeping that representation throughout all levels of academia http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/03/23/women-in-science-clogging-the-leaky-pipeline/
Students have unconscious biases about lecturers, you aren’t aware of them, but by becoming aware of them you will overcome them https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/people/equality/Documents/7-steps-to-mitigating-unconscious-bias-in-teaching-and-learning/view
Not directly related to either of our foci (of course, indirectly related to both), you probably heard about this yesterday, the predicted loss of all insect species https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47198576 , this is the original article https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320718313636 . Extinction and speciation (through adaptive radiation) are evolutionary partners but mass extinction occurs when extinction occurs at a faster rate, due to rapid environmental change. What would Darwin have thought of this…?
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