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Galapagos Islands competition winners announced.
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Discover what colour worms your local birds prefer.
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What do brine shrimp look for in a mate?
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Age Range 16-19

Explore antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
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Survival Rivals Kits and Spares Now for Sale

We have received lots of requests from teachers asking how you can get your hands on extra sets of the Survival Rivals kits and now we have the answer.

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More information: www.survivalrivals.org/order-free


Not got a kit?

Don't worry if you haven't got a Survival Rivals kit, there are still lots of ways you can take part.

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More information: www.survivalrivals.org/order-free/not-got-a-kit


'Taste test' for Neanderthal DNA

Recent research shows that the taste gene was present in Neanderthals as well as humans.

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Molecular biology workshops – book now!

One-day workshops taking place across the UK, where students will get to investigate their own DNA.

Dates for your diary: From 7/1/2009
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More information: www.survivalrivals.org/a-question-of-taste/workshops


Happy Holidays!

It's nearly the summer holidays! Find out more about ordering your kits for the autumn term, plus Darwin 200 activities happening near you.

Dates for your diary: From 7/1/2009
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More information: www.darwin200.org


Over 8000 Survival Rivals kits ordered!

Schools across the UK rush to order experiments.

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Would you like your school to feature on the Survival Rivals website?

Schools wanted to appear on Survival Rivals website.

Dates for your diary: From 4/7/2009
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More information: darwin200@wellcome.ac.uk


Helpline available for Survival Rivals experiments

Dedicated helpline available to answer all your queries.

Dates for your diary: From 3/9/2009
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Have you told us when you want your kits?

Get in touch to specify your preferred delivery date!

Dates for your diary: From 3/9/2009
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Official launch of the Great Plant Hunt

Sir David Attenborough visits school to launch primary activities.

Dates for your diary: From 3/4/2009
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More information: www.youtube.com/watch?v=azSMPbC9zPk


Launch of Wellcome Trust Darwin activities

Wellcome Trust launches its Darwin 200 activities.

Dates for your diary: From 2/3/2009
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More information: www.wellcome.ac.uk/darwin200


Tree of Life

Tree of Life animation launched by the Wellcome Trust.

Dates for your diary: From 2/1/2009
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More information: www.wellcometreeoflife.org


BBC TV clips

Free TV clips for teachers in the BBC Learning Zone.

Dates for your diary: From 3/2/2009
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More information: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips