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    1. September 26, 2014

      Blockbuster oncology therapies are outwitted by natural selection

      Charles Darwin is becoming the most cited scientist in cutting edge cancer research. Although oncologists have known for...

    2. February 2, 2014

      Discoveries: Art, Science & Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums, Two Temple Place, London – review

      Can you distil the intellectual life of centuries into an exhibition? If so, Cambridge’s eight major museums are uniquely...

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    1. January 19, 2014

      IWC backs Charles Darwin Foundation’s Galápagos conservation work

      The business of expensive watches is largely about brands making handsome profits by selling well-heeled customers things...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      December 4, 2013

      Collect.ed

      Russell Sneddon / StockPix.eu Cabinets full of curiosities, including Sir Isaac Newton’s death mask and shells collected by...

    3. July 24, 2013

      Jane Austen to be new face of £10 note

      The Bank of England appeased its feminist critics on Wednesday by naming Jane Austen as the next face to grace its banknotes...

    4. July 2, 2013

      Darwin’s humbling lesson for business

      Your correspondent is sitting below a large and ugly statue of Charles Darwin, overlooking the bay where the great scientist...

    5. March 29, 2013

      The facts of life

      Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life, by Adam Rutherford, Viking £18.99, 272 pages The best books about...

    6. February 15, 2013

      Darwin’s origin of the pigeon

      If time travel had given Charles Darwin a magic preview of scientific papers appearing in 2013, he would have been...

    7. December 14, 2012

      How to dress a fictional hero

      Charles Darwin thought evolution was a steady, relentless process. His fellow biologist Stephen Jay Gould, however, proved...

    8. October 19, 2012

      Turkish book on Darwin sparks outrage

      A series of books for primary schoolchildren, describing Charles Darwin as a Jew with a big nose who kept the company of...

    9. October 15, 2012

      Cambridge laboratory wins Stirling prize

      The Sainsbury Laboratory, a small research facility set in the Botanic Garden of the University of Cambridge, is the...

    10. October 1, 2012

      Discovery: Replica Beagle plans expedition to further Darwin’s legacy

      Take one iconic ship, a voyage that changed the world, add state-of-the-art 21st-century technology and a new scientific...

    11. April 6, 2012

      A life scientific

      The Periodic Table by Primo Levi, Penguin Essentials, RRP£7.99, 208 pages On April 11 1987, 25 years ago this month, the...

    12. March 19, 2012

      Health: The origin of a special success

      Cancer scientists have a new patron saint: Charles Darwin. Research is showing that the only way to cure cancer in its many...

    13. March 1, 2012

      Time to do our duty by Nelson

      From Mr Lester May. Sir, The Bank of England has issued 14 different banknotes since 1980 and one of each of the four...

    14. January 27, 2012

      Found: Darwin’s long-lost fossil collection

      A “treasure trove” of fossils collected by the greatest biologists of the early 19th century, including Charles Darwin and...

    15. October 21, 2011

      Why we should all trim our antlers

      In a hundred years, if professional economists are polled to identify the founder of their discipline, the majority will...

    16. September 9, 2011

      Survivors

      This is real history: not just people, ideas, wars and civilisations, but the long reach of life itself for billions of...

    17. April 18, 2011

      The Devil’s Garden

      The Devil’s Garden, by Edward Docx, Picador RRP £12.99, 240 pages Charles Darwin was troubled by ants. They were, he wrote,...

    18. March 7, 2011

      Here on Earth

      Here on Earth: A New Beginning, by Tim Flannery, Allen Lane, RRP£14.99, 336 pages How lucky we are to be alive, and indeed...

    19. November 18, 2010

      Darwin borrowed famous expression

      From Mr Terry Price. Spencer: coined the phrase Sir, Following on from Bertrand Horwitz’s letter (November 15): Charles...

    20. November 3, 2010

      Darwin is more than survival of the fittest

      Darwin’s ConjectureThe Search for General Principles of Social and Scientific Evolution By Geoffrey Hodgson and Thorbjørn...

    21. July 28, 2010

      Tomorrow, in a Year, Barbican, London

      Lady Gaga describes her Monster Ball tour as “the first ever electro opera”, but Swedish sibling duo The Knife beat her to...

    22. June 26, 2010

      Tasmania’s view with a room

      The Saffire Freycinet resort opened this month on Tasmania’s east coast Under a vast southern sky in the crisp dusk of a...

    23. March 20, 2010

      Decision-making, John Kay's way

      In a letter to the English chemist Joseph Priestley, the 18th-century polymath Benjamin Franklin outlined a procedure for...

    24. February 25, 2010

      Bullying Britons

      Gordon Brown should relax. Some years ago the BBC conducted a national poll of the greatest Britons in history. The public's...

    25. December 4, 2009

      Blooms thrive on better plumbing

      Scientists at the universities of Tasmania and Tennessee claim to have solved a mystery which foxed Charles Darwin and has...

    26. November 13, 2009

      Everything You Can Do in the Garden Without Actually Gardening

      Everything You Can Do in the Garden Without Actually Gardening By Philippa Lewis Frances Lincoln, £16.99 FT Bookshop price:...

    27. October 5, 2009

      Throwing the book at reason

      Theatre has evolved somewhat since Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote this 1955 courtroom drama based on the famous...

    28. October 4, 2009

      Inherit the Wind, Old Vic, London

      Theatre has evolved somewhat since Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote this 1955 courtroom drama based on the famous...

    29. October 4, 2009

      Needed: a new species of retirement plan

      It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change –...

    30. October 2, 2009

      A struggle with optimism's warping effects

      From Mr Brant Boucher. Sir, As a reader of Malthus, Darwin and (to a lesser degree) Smith, I was pleased by John Kay's...

    31. September 24, 2009

      High-minded and low-brow

      The higher the aspiration, the louder the clunk of failure. The week's biggest disappointments arise from the films with...

    32. September 23, 2009

      Film releases: High-minded and low-brow

      The higher the aspiration, the louder the clunk of failure. The week’s biggest disappointments arise from the films with the...

    33. August 21, 2009

      A new ballet score inspired by Charles Darwin

      Julian Anderson preparing for the concert premiere of The Comedy of Change You can’t describe a symphony orchestra as...

    34. July 4, 2009

      Face it, BLF – beards are passé

      From Mr Nick Bayley. Sir, I was amused to note that the Bank of England has been named the UK’s Beard Friendly Employer of...

    35. July 2, 2009

      Hairy Old Lady

      Top brass at the Bank of England may be a bit bruised following their dust-up over who calls the shots on regulation but...

    36. June 19, 2009

      ‘Darwinian’ art at the Fitzwilliam

      In Charles Darwin’s evolutionary scheme, beauty, colour, ornament and display exist to stir the higher organism’s senses –...

    37. May 29, 2009

      Hormone linked to better harvest

      Ever since Charles Darwin's experiments on plants' response to light, scientists have known that the hormone auxin - indole...

    38. May 26, 2009

      Oxford drama ends in poetic justice

      The dispute over Oxford university’s professor of poetry had all the ingredients of a perfect scandal: sex, ambition,...

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