Author: Khushbu Shah

Library Roundup

Week 10: 5 March 2018 - 9 March 2018 Book of the week: Solving everyday problems with the scientific method: thinking like a scientist New...

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Prof Paul Smith decodes co-evolution of life and Earth

Prof Paul Smith, Director, Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) delivered a public lecture at the the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) on February 26. The lecture titled The co-evolution of life and Earth – Snowball Earth, the Cambrian Explosion and the origin of animals was presented in partnership with the British Council, as a part of its Great Talks series. Professor Smith discussed several aspects of co-evolution during the lecture. Multicellular animals first appeared in the fossil record around 545 million years ago, after three billion years of unicellularity. Within 20 million years, virtually every animal body plan that we see in the...

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Library Roundup

Week 8: 19 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 Book of the week:World without mind: the existential threat of big tech New...

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