Feb round-up

Well this month has been a pretty unproductive one for blogging, but extremely productive in other ways as I welcomed my new daughter into the world on Feb 2nd.  In amongst the endless feeding, dirty nappies and general sleep-deprived haze, I have occasionally managed to get online and thought I’d share a couple of evolution-y things that have landed in my inbox:

The European Society for Evolutionary Biology has launched a new website aimed at improving public education and understanding of evolution.  The site is called Evolution Matters: A Guide to the Creationism/Evolution Controversy, and can be found at http://www.oeaw.ac.at/klivv/evolution/.  The site has lots of useful material, with an outline of the central issues in the creation/evolution debate (also available for download as a pdf), lots of useful links and teaching resources.

The Allan Wilson Centre has launched a new resource on its website, where you can recreate a couple of Allan Wilson’s most well-known research projects – phylogenetic analysis of the Quagga, and analysis of human origins (the project that led to the “Mitochondrial Eve” hypothesis).  Aimed a members of public, the site guides users through the analysis, using real datasets and modern software with the aim of improving understanding of the scientific process.

And if you’re feeling hungry, some geeky science cookies for you: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/roundup-food-blogs/phd-in-delicious-the-science-cookie-project-not-so-humble-pie-108963

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2 Responses to Feb round-up

  1. david w says:

    Congratulations! I think the start of your February probably justifies a lack of blogging!

    I wish the AWC folks let me know about mtEve site before I wrote a whole post of African genetic diversity 😉

  2. Ashley C says:

    Congrats on the little one! This is more in reference to the previous post, but you should definitely let us know what her eye color is as it develops. I’m curious, because the way you described your eyes sounded exactly like mine, and your partner’s eyes sounded like my fiance’s! 🙂

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