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  • 30 Dec 2010

    Happy 100th, Principia Mathematica!

    NPR's Robert Siegel talks to math writer Julie Rehmeyer about Principia Mathematica, a landmark work in mathematical logic written by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell and published by Cambridge 100 years ago this month.

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  • 24 Nov 2009

    Happy 150th Bday, Origin!

    Happy birthday, Origin! 150 years ago today, Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection was published. We’ve released an anniversary edition, with an introduction by Jim Endersby. Endersby was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning, listen here >>

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  • 9 Feb 2009

    Darwin a Hero in Britain

    Many know this, but before I went to Cambridge, I had no idea. NPR ran a story yesterday on Darwin’s hero-status in Britain, especially in light of how contentious he is on this side of the pond. They visit Darwin College, and speak with a few Church of England clergy. Listen here >>

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  • 23 Jan 2009

    NPR seeks Darwin in Cambridge

    For the upcoming 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, what better place for NPR to trace his roots than at Cambridge University. Weekend Edition Sunday sent a correspondent to the Sedgwick Museum, where they’ll be digging deep into Darwin’s own specimen and fossil collection, and the Cambridge University Library, where they’ve interviewed our own Alison Pearn, […]

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  • 6 Aug 2008

    Free Trade = Good for Human Rights

    Susan Aaronson, author of Trade Imbalance gave an opinion piece on NPR’s Marketplace yesterday afternoon. Human rights groups may protest the Columbian free trade agreement, and point to Columbia’s shoddy record of human rights. Ok, yes, it’s shoddy. But should we wave a stick at it and hope it improves? Aaronson points out that what […]

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  • 10 Jul 2008

    Today is the Anniversary of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial

    July 10, 1925: jury selection begins on Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan’s famous trial in Dayton, Tennessee on the teaching of evolution in schools. The story is a little more complicated that one might think. Scopes, it turns out, agreed to be arrested. And the town was seeking some publicity. NPR‘s All Things Considered […]

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  • 24 Mar 2008
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    Nick Smith reflects on his media appearances

    Ever wondered what it’s like to be interviewed on the radio or television? It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Nick Smith, author of I Was Wrong: the Meanings of Apologies. Here are some of his thoughts on dropping everything for media appearances, his own radio idol, and being accused of having a speech […]

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  • 18 Feb 2008

    NPR visits NASA-Goddard to view Our Changing Planet

    Weekend Edition Sunday paid a visit to two Cambridge editors to discuss their work in climatology and their new book, Our Changing Planet. Listen here! Michael King and Claire Parkinson gave Liane Hansen a warm welcome when she visited NASA Goddard Flight Center for a view of how our planet has changed over the years. […]

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