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This 18th-Century Poet And Physician Designed The First Car And Called It The 'Fiery Chariot'

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I know Charles Darwin is the Darwin that gets most of the press (well, except maybe for that dolphin that was in that underwater Star Trek show), but I think we need to take a moment to appreciate his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin: poet, physician, inventor, and, yes, possibly one of the world’s first gearheads. Show More Summary

11 Naturally Selected Facts About the Galápagos Islands

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In 1835, Charles Darwin arrived at the island chain that would shape his theory of natural selection.

Strange Four-Eyed Fish Caught in Darwin’s Buffalo Creek

Charles Darwin is still the patron saint of evolution, so it’s only fitting that a fish which appears to have evolved an extra set of eyes was caught in Darwin’s Buffalo Creek in Australia’s Northern Territory. The fisherman claimed all four eyes winked at him but that’s...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls. The way in which plants move and grow has intrigued everyone from the poets of ancient Greece to Charles Darwin, but modern science still hasn’t cracked all the secrets. Show More Summary

Lab-reared maggots may save Darwin's famous finches

Raising maggots may not sound glamorous, but that doesn't mean it's not important. In the latest issue of the Journal of Insect Science, Paola Lahuatte, a junior researcher at the Charles Darwin Foundation, and her colleagues reveal how they used chicken blood to rear the larvae of the parasitic fly Philornis downsi in the lab. Show More Summary

Examining embryo-like fossils from the Ediacaran Doushantuo formation, South China

Boulder, Colo., USA - The origin and early evolution of animals have been a fascinating topic since Charles Darwin. Definite early animal fossils largely appear from early Cambrian, so the fossil records are often interpreted as documenting a "Cambrian explosion" of animals. Show More Summary

You Can Now Visit the Bedroom Where Charles Darwin Died

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Historical curators restored the room to its original late-1850s appearance.

Charles Darwin's Bedroom Opens to the Public

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

From tomorrow, visitors will be able to explore the bedroom of the world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin, best known for his contribution to our understanding of human evolution. The charity English Heritage recreated the bedroom at...Show More Summary

Bob Paine, ecologist who identified ‘keystone’ species, dies at 83

Dr. Paine was described as a naturalist “in the tradition of Charles Darwin.”

FBI Recovers A Letter Written By Charles Darwin That Was Stolen In The 1970s

It was taken from the Smithsonian Institution Archives and returned last week. [ more › ]

Darwin Letter Recovered, Returned to Smithsonian

3 months agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

An 1875 handwritten letter by Charles Darwin that was stolen from the Smithsonian Institution Archives more than three decades ago was recovered by special agents on the FBI’s Art Crime Team and returned to the care of the Smithsoni...

The wind turbines saving the Galápagos islands

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Charles Darwin made the Galápagos Islands synonymous with the idea of change as a means of survival. In the 19th century, the scientist marveled at how similar endemic finches, mockingbirds and giant tortoises across the 19-island archipelago were uniquely adapted to individual islands and later...

The Wind Turbines Saving the Galápagos Islands

Charles Darwin made the Galápagos Islands synonymous with the idea of change as a means of survival. In the 19th century, the scientist marveled at how similar endemic finches, mockingbirds and giant tortoises across the 19-island archipelago...Show More Summary

Scent guides hawk moths to the best-fitting flowers

That the morphology of many pollinators corresponds strikingly to the shape of the flowers they pollinate was observed more than 150 years ago by Charles Darwin. He described this perfect mutual adaptation of flowers and pollinators as the result of a co-evolutionary process. Show More Summary

Python takes bathroom break in national park ladies' room

If you're reading this on the toilet (hey, no judgment), better relocate fast. Earlier this week, rangers on a cleaning run at Australia's Charles Darwin National Park discovered an unexpected patron in the park's restrooms — an olive...Show More Summary

Audicus Personal Audio Amplifier: A Medgadget Review

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

When Medgadget was offered a chance to test drive a new direct to consumer personal audio amplifier from Audicus, we picked up on the invitation. You see, one of our editors, just like Charles Darwin, is a life long sufferer from Ménière’s disease, with the resultant tinnitus and bilateral low-pitch hearing loss. Show More Summary

Northern Galapagos Islands home to world's largest shark biomass

In a study published today in the journal PeerJ, scientists from the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) and the National Geographic Society revealed that the northern Galapagos islands of Darwin and Wolf are home to the largest shark biomass reported to date (12.4 tons per hectare). read more

7+ Easy Ways to Discover New Music You Will Love

In his autobiography, Charles Darwin (who would have rocked OneNote like a boss) said “If I had my life to live over again, I would… listen to some music at least once every week”. If he had done this in the 19th Century, Darwin’s paltry music collection would have been a been an overplayed playlist in no time. Show More Summary

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

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