Lenski and 50,000 generations of E. coli

Richard Dawkins didn’t mention it during his visit to New Zealand, but a long-running experiment that most clearly demonstrates how evolution works celebrated a major milestone last month. Since 1988, at his lab at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski has been running an ongoing experiment that demonstrates on a […]


Dawkins and Aldrin down, Rees to come

It has been a huge couple of weeks for the celebration of science, with visits from evolutionary biologist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins and Apollo 11 astronaut and moon walker Buzz Aldrin. And the season of science-themed visits isn’t over with Martin Lord Rees, the cosmologist and president of the Royal Society of London still […]