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  • The Tangled Bank

    S&C chats with science writer Carl Zimmer about his newest book on evolution. Hear what's changed since Darwin.
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    In this special podcast, learn about the stories that shaped the Academy's 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe.

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