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Gene Drives Quick Evolutionary Changes in Darwin’s Finches

Galápagos finches, also known as Darwin’s finches, are famous for their contribution to biological science. Charles Darwin observed and collected the animals while visiting the islands aboard the HMS Beagle in the 1830s, and later theorized...Show More Summary

My Naked Prince on a Horse

by Charles Mudede On the sleeve of Prince's second album Prince. God This lovely line is from Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle: "A naked man on a naked horse is a fine spectacle; I had no idea how well the two animals suited...Show More Summary

Genomic analysis of finches identifies genetic locus associated with beak size

Nearly 200 years ago, based on observations of finches in the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin proposed that a species may diverge in traits when competing for resources, and now, supporting this concept, a new study identifies the genetic locus that controls changes in beak size of these finches. Show More Summary

Scientists Have Published a New Tree of Life

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Charles Darwin famously imagined evolution as a tree full of branches, a metaphor that biologists have since used to depict how life is structured. Now, researchers have given the tree of life another overhaul. Read more...

Bizarre New Edition of Charles Darwin Book Features First Ever Bacteria-Grown Cover

Dr Simon Park, a senior lecturer in molecular biology at Surrey University, has created the first ever cover of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species made entirely from bacteria. The seminal text, first published in 1859, laid the...Show More Summary

Can You Beat “Science Kombat”?

You know how you've always imagined Charles Darwin and Nikola Tesla in an all out Fight Club-level brawl? (Just me?)Then you're gonna love Science Kombat:

We all know Charles Darwin, the English naturalist who so...

We all know Charles Darwin, the English naturalist who so famously contributed to the theory of evolution. But today the Department of Awesome Parenting learned that Darwin was also a father, a father who let his kids doodle all over his manuscript draft of On the Origin of Species. Show More Summary

The Charming Doodles Charles Darwin’s Children Left All Over the Manuscript of ‘On the Origin of Species’

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

From fish with legs to carrot cavalries, an endearing testament to the human life of science.

Smith’s life Beyond Walls: Galapagos

Smith’s web series Life Beyond Walls continues as surfers Dillon Perillo, Brett Barley, and Mike Gleason followed the footsteps of Charles Darwin, enduring 16 hours of travel to reach the little known surf destination of San Cristóbal in the Galapagos. The island, with a population under 6000, is home to the oldest permanent settlement of […]

Why Your Next Breakthrough Won’t Happen at Your Desk

What do Beethoven, Mark Zuckerberg, and Charles Darwin all have in common? They stumbled upon their greatest creative discoveries outside of the office.

What If the Next President Knew How to Code?

From Hammurabi to Mendel, from Thomas Jefferson to Charles Darwin, we are compulsively drawn to classifying, categorizing and coding the world around us. Coding of all kinds, whether it's a cryptographic language, a body of laws or a bunch of computer instructions, imposes a basic logic and order. Show More Summary

Why Conservatives Are Less Evolved Than Gorillas

Bernie and Hillary went at it in February dissecting progressivism during the debate. But what about the word needs clarification? Even Charles Darwin knew that progress (AKA evolution) is about the deepening and strengthening of moral...Show More Summary

How to Use OneNote Like a World Famous Scientist

Charles Darwin’s love of note-taking would no doubt have made him a true lover of Microsoft OneNote. Here’s how he would have used the app to organize his work and move his research forward. We’ll even show you how you can use the app, too. Show More Summary

When Scientists Attack

Illustrator Diego Sanches has put together a series of pixel art for a forthcoming game featuring famous scientists, each of whom has special attacks based on their work. They include Charles Darwin using evolution: Stephen Hawking using a wormhole: And Isaac Newton using gravity: Check out Diego’s site for the full set of animation. Show More Summary

TV Club: Adapt or die (or stay the same) on a great Horace And Pete

Though Charles Darwin never actually said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change,” it’s arguably the most appropriate quote for Horace And Pete. If...Show More Summary

Evolution and Health: Dr. Dan Janes on the Occasion of Darwin Day

Today, February 12, is Darwin Day--an occasion to recognize the scientific contributions of 19th-century naturalist Charles Darwin. In this video, our own evolutionary geneticist, Dan Janes, answers questions about Darwin and the role of evolution in health and biomedicine.

Radical Turkish Paper Knocks Darwin, Claims Jews Evolved From Apes

Turkish Islamist newspaper Daily Vahdet slammed “the Jew” Charles Darwin and then claimed Jews evolved from apes. Darwin studied to... The post Radical Turkish Paper Knocks Darwin, Claims Jews Evolved From Apes appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

The Origins of Charles Darwin’s Strangest Discoveries

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

New studies revelead the identity of some of Darwin's discoveries—the descriptions of which have long baffled scientists

On Darwin Day, a Darwin Descendant on Science and the Election

My great-great-grandfather, Charles Darwin, was born on this day 207 years ago. The Origin of Species was published over 150 years ago. Although he had the central ideas in mind long before, Darwin spent 20 years accumulating and marshaling his evidence before publication. Show More Summary

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