Nature Finds a Way: From the Self-Domesticated Bonobo to the Survival of the Left-Handed Snail

Mar 1, 2017

Each year, scientists and enthusiasts across the globe celebrate Darwin Day as a way teach the principles embodied in Charles Darwin's research on evolution, and to learn about the latest evolutionary research being conducted today.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with some of the speakers coming to this year’s Iowa City Darwin Day: Rosemary Grant, Senior Scholar of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University; Anne Fausto-Sterling, professor-emeritus of biology and gender studies at Brown University; Mary Kosloski, lecturer for the University of Iowa department of earth and environmental sciences; and Robert Wrangham, professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University.

They discuss everything from Darwin’s finches, the role of fire and cooking in human evolution, how species domesticate themselves over time, and the intersection of biology, culture, and gender.

Iowa City Darwin Day is being recognized in Iowa City on March 3rd and 4th. You can find more information on the talks and events here.