evolution http://nhpr.org en The Common Junco And Its Uncommon History http://nhpr.org/post/common-junco-and-its-uncommon-history <p>A huge question in evolutionary biology is the very basic one: How do species form?&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It turns out that the Dark-eyed Junco, one of the most common birds at winter </span>feeders<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is providing a &nbsp;clear picture of that process.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, a quick review of what defines a species:</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 43873 at http://nhpr.org The Common Junco And Its Uncommon History Does Middle Age Have an Evolutionary Upside? http://nhpr.org/post/does-middle-age-have-evolutionary-upside <p>MIserable about that impending birthday? Don't be...it turns out you might just be hitting your peak, at least evolutionarily speaking.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 19:20:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3956 at http://nhpr.org Does Middle Age Have an Evolutionary Upside? An Evolutionary Upside to Depression? Not Necessarily. http://nhpr.org/post/evolutionary-upside-depression-not-necessarily <p>A Professor of Psychiatry bucks the popular idea that every aspect of the human condition has its roots in our survival as a species.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:02:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1574 at http://nhpr.org An Evolutionary Upside to Depression? Not Necessarily. 11 for '11: Raymond Tallis http://nhpr.org/post/11-11-raymond-tallis <p>Raymond Tallis, author of Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis, and the Misrepresentation of Humanity.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 405 at http://nhpr.org 11 for '11: Raymond Tallis Word of Mouth for November 14th, 2011 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-november-14th-2011 <p>The full broadcast from Monday, 11/14.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 411 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for November 14th, 2011 Word of Mouth for November 7th, 2011 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-november-7th-2011 <p>Caremore, a company that has revolutionized&nbsp;eldercare - providing better care and&nbsp;doing it profitably.&nbsp; The &quot;next big thing&quot; prediction&nbsp;for Apple -&nbsp;under new leadership.&nbsp; And&nbsp;18th century explorers who&nbsp;fearlessly set out to catalog the&nbsp;variety of species that roam the earth.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 304 at http://nhpr.org To the Ends of the Earth for an Eel http://nhpr.org/post/ends-earth-eel <p>Richard Conniff, Guggenheim Fellow and Guest Columnist for the New York Times discusses his new book "The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life On Earth".</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 298 at http://nhpr.org To the Ends of the Earth for an Eel Survival of the Beautiful http://nhpr.org/post/survival-beautiful <p>Nature's Peculiar aesthetic.</p> Sat, 05 Nov 2011 12:01:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 246 at http://nhpr.org Survival of the Beautiful