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Everything you wanted to know about evolution by natural selection in short, easy to digest, episodes. Hosted, and produced by writer Rick Coste.

Everything you wanted to know about evolution by natural selection in short, easy to digest, episodes. Hosted, and produced by writer Rick Coste.
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Everything you wanted to know about evolution by natural selection in short, easy to digest, episodes. Hosted, and produced by writer Rick Coste.

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English


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Preview: Pixie - The Devil's Daughter

3/19/2018
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Coming April 10, 2018 ! Pixie is a serialized story about a sad and lonely demon whose desire to create beautiful pictures angers her father Louie (who just happens to be the Prince of Darkness). Accompanied by her best friend, a bat named Waine, Pixie searches for a way out of her evil father’s kingdom before he can forever crush her dreams and force her to become the kind of demon she doesn’t want to be. Pixie is an all ages show featuring an international, all star cast! Subscribe...

Duration:00:02:06

A New Show

2/26/2016
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An announcement from Rick and news about a new show from Rick Coste Productions.

Duration:00:07:36

Mary Anning

2/22/2016
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In 1811 , or 1812, a young girl by the name of Mary Anning, along with her little brother, happened upon an incredible find while digging around the cliffs of Lyme Regis in England. It was a skull. A very large skull.

Duration:00:13:56

Rosalind Franklin

2/8/2016
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It’s safe to say, and very few would disagree, that without Rosalind Franklin the double helix structure would not have been discovered when it was, nor perhaps by the same team of discoverers.

Duration:00:14:17

An Interview With Emma Darwin

1/25/2016
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Way back in Episode 30 I stepped into a time machine and traveled back to 1869 in order to interview Charles Darwin. This time around I brought someone forward in time... his wife Emma Darwin.

Duration:00:14:13

Convergent Evolution

1/18/2016
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Convergent evolution has shown us that nature will find similar solutions under similar conditions. So too might it be on other planets. Life might not look that much different that it does here

Duration:00:14:12

Cladistics

1/11/2016
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A cladogram will show those animals that share similar form and structures. It’s not about animals which have evolved from one another. In this episode we are going to look at clades and cladistics. We will also create a cladogram... an audio cladogram.

Duration:00:12:45

An Interview With Jonathan Tweet

1/4/2016
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Jonathan Tweet has authored a very remarkable book for children. He wasn’t just trying to make evolution and its concepts easier to understand for kids in elementary school, Jonathan was shooting for an even younger audience. The result is the book 'Grandmother Fish'.

Duration:00:16:27

Are We Still Evolving?

12/28/2015
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There are some who say that evolution by natural selection, at least when it applies to you and I, is no longer a driving force. The argument is that we are no longer evolving and that we’ve pushed natural selection aside and taken the reign of our own development.

Duration:00:14:55

Your Brain

12/21/2015
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Over the course of billions of years a small region of specialized cells began to develop sensory organs. These light sensitive cells slowly developed into eyes. Behind them another organ began to develop. It’s still there, buried beneath everything else that has developed to become your brain today.

Duration:00:19:55

Homo Naledi

12/14/2015
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In 2013 a secret that had been hidden for hundreds of thousands of years in a South African cave was discovered. Bones... many bones. Upon inspection by a team of specialists a picture began to emerge. At the center of it all is a new species of hominin - Homo Naledi.

Duration:00:22:29

The Evolution of Music

12/7/2015
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In this episode of Evolution Talk we take a look at some of the theories which have attempted to trace the evolution of music, from Charles Darwin to philosopher Daniel Dennett.

Duration:00:23:48

Math and Maupertuis

11/30/2015
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Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis was fascinated with the origin and evolution of life. If there was a creator, finding the keys to his work had to involve careful study of the facts and an examination of the natural world with critical eyes.

Duration:00:11:12

Coevolution

11/23/2015
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Coevolution often involves an arms race. You have a predator and prey both upping the game. Like a bat and a moth. Each one trying to outdo the other. If the change in one organism is linked to a change in another organism, genetically speaking, then coevolution is said to have occurred.

Duration:00:12:55

Why Water?

11/16/2015
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Without water there would be no life. We are lucky. Extremely lucky that it is here at all. Especially in its liquid form. It doesn’t need to be. In fact, as far as the universe is concerned, water in its liquid form is almost a rarity.

Duration:00:11:40

Misconceptions About Evolution & Natural Selection

11/9/2015
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In this episode of 'Evolution Talk' I am joined by a very special guest - Stephanie Keep from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). Among her many talents as a writer and educator, Stephanie also loves to correct misconceptions that involve the science and study of evolution.

Duration:00:15:06

An Explosion of Cambrian Proportions

11/2/2015
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In the era known as the Cambrian, an era which kicked off 541 million years ago, life exploded. Natural Selection began to produce new creatures, one after the other. A parade of unique forms and shapes that had never been seen before.

Duration:00:15:49

An Appendix

10/26/2015
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For years the appendix has been considered a vestigial organ. In 2007 researchers at Duke University began to take another look at the appendix. While taking their closer look something interesting began to emerge. Something that had always been there but had remained hidden, or unobserved for centuries. Your appendix, that little organ that we so often remove and forget, just might be useful after all.

Duration:00:13:19

Radiation and DNA

10/19/2015
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What does radiation do to us exactly and why do we care? The American geneticist Hermann Joseph Muller worried about it back in the 1920s.

Duration:00:13:20

Mendel and His Peas

10/12/2015
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In 1865 Gregor Mendel pulled together his work on heredity in peas and produced a paper which he read to a group of his peers. Unfortunately for Mendel, the world would't be ready to listen until decades after his death.

Duration:00:17:46