Tag Archives: Biological Evolution

BEACON Researchers at Work: Outreach in the lion’s den – An evolutionary biologist at a creationist conference

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Carina Baskett.  Imagine that you are a construction worker, and one day a group of people set up a tent outside the house you are building. In … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolving ways to switch genes on and off

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Kurtulus Kok. “In considering the Origin of Species, it is quite conceivable that a naturalist…might come to the conclusion that each species…had descended, like varieties, from other … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Coach, Put me on the bench! A Novice’s Journey into Old-Fashioned Experimental Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog is by MSU graduate student Jay Bundy. As a kid I played a lot of basketball. I loved almost everything about the game. But there was one thing I hated: spending time riding … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: How fast can hyenas learn?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Agathe Laurence. “If monkeys could reach the point of being bored, they could turn into human beings,” said Goethe. More than a philosophical essay about boredom, that comparison … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Seeing double? Genome duplication and the teleost fish retina

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Joshua Sukeena. The sense of vision is mediated by a specialized projection of the central nervous system located in the back of the eye, the … Continue reading

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