When I interviewed climate scientist Ben Santer in February 2017, so much news of the new administration’s assault on climate science had already been reported that I was feeling all kinds of break-glass desperation. By the end of our talk, I was feeling capable of uncurling from the fetal position.

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This blog installment focuses on perhaps the most well known example of natural selection in action (and a topic we have covered in the blog before): The peppered moth (Biston betularia).

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05.31.2016

We talk about cephalopods (such as squids, octopoduses [or octopodes, not octopi!]), and cuttlefish) a lot at NCSE. Not because we need to but because we like to. As regular readers know, while xenarthrans rule as my favorite all-time vertebrate group, cephalopods reign supreme in my heart among invertebrates.

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This lobster is a safe lobster. (Capes Treasures via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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