Roundup 1/22: Evolutions Edition

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The annual Arctic Frontiers conference begins on Monday in Norway, and the opening policy talks will be broadcast over the internet.

John Beddington, the U.K.’s chief scientific adviser, is facing media scrutiny over a company that he owns that would lose business if the United Kingdom creates a marine reserve around the Chagos Islands that bans all fishing.

Energy Secretary Steve Chu has defended the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Scientists and ethicists remain flummoxed by the conundrum of fairness for intersex athletes.

Do these unicellular organisms dispel intelligent design?

(Photo of a paramecium cell courtesy NASA.)