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Darwin’s Backyard How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

Charles Darwin, iconic evolutionary biologist, was a naturalist with a passion for experiments. Sometimes quirky, always illuminating, Darwin’s experiments were an ever-present part of his home life, taking over his house, garden, and greenhouse, as well as surrounding meadows and woodlands, while often involving family, friends, and neighbors as research assistants. James Costa will discuss […]


World in a Drop: Photographic Explorations of Microbial Life

The minuscule ecosystem within a single drop of water is home to an astonishing diversity of organisms busily living out their lives and interconnected by myriad complex relationships. The photographic exhibit World in a Drop is an aesthetic journey into this microbial world, as revealed through cutting-edge imaging technologies. With expertly executed photography, videography, and […]



SCOUT PICKS: 11/14/14 – 11/16/14

Friday, 11/14 7 p.m., Free Grubstreet Launch Lab: Visual Storytelling; Prose as Pictures and Pictures in Prose Harvard Bookstore 1256 Mass Ave. Join authors Thomas McNeely and Annie Weatherwax as they discuss their latest novels, and pick up a copy of each with a special 20 percent discount. 8 p.m., $17 San Fermin The Sinclair […]