<< Back to the 2016 Bucket List Brown University biology professor KENNETH MILLER is renowned as an eloquent advocate for the theory of evolution, but he didn’t have an opportunity to visit the Galápagos Islands—where Charles DarwinShow More Summary
Delaware Governor Jack Markell has once again issued a proclamation in honor of Darwin Day, recognize the accomplishments of Charles Darwin:
trip report by besthike editor Rick McCharles What’s the best hike on or around Osorno? (11 eruptions recorded between 1575 and 1869) I wanted to ask Charles Darwin who had glimpsed the peak in January 1835. We headed first out … Continue reading ?
In a Budweiser commercial set to air this Sunday during Super Bowl 50, Actress Helen Mirren, "a notoriously frank and uncensored British lady," offers a brutal tongue-lashing to those who choose to drive drunk -- summoning Charles Darwin himself to intervene with one of those gene-ending awards he's known for.
Although Charles Darwin himself voiced his intention to compile a complete catalog of all known plant species more than a century ago, such is yet to be realized. However, an international research team now present the first ever worldwide...Show More Summary
Although it was Charles Darwin himself who more than a century ago voiced his intention to support a complete catalogue of all known plant species, such is yet to be realised. In the present paper, however, an international researchShow More Summary
Did Charles Darwin think that life on Earth evolved in space?
In many of my posts over the years, I have defended an evolutionary classical liberalism, which I see as a tradition of thought that stretches from David Hume and Adam Smith to Herbert Spencer and Charles Darwin and to Friedrich Hayek and Matt Ridley. Show More Summary
A provocative study by evolutionary biologists takes on one of Charles Darwin’s central ideas: that males adapt and compete for the attention of females because it is the females who ultimately choose their mates and the time of mat...
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution offers an explanation for why biological organisms seem so well designed to live on our planet. This process is typically described as “unintelligent” – based on random variations with no direction. But despite its success, some oppose this theory because they...
When Charles Darwin visited the Azores islands in the 19th Century, the birds he observed were familiar to him. However, if he had travelled there 500 years before, he would have found an ornithofauna as particular as that of the Galápagos. Show More Summary
Remember the pre-order DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate featuring the two famous fellas named Charles? It’s now available via the Streets of London pack. Released yesterday, Streets of London contains The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Missions. Players will need to defend Charles Darwin’s discoveries from those who would kill to silence him. A second mission […]
The Galápagos Islands, 1,000 kilometers off the coast of South America, are probably most famous as the place that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. They are home to an extraordinary array of wildlife, including giant Galápagos tortoises, the world’s largest land-living cold-blooded animals. Show More Summary
From Today In Science History:In 1831, Charles Darwin set sail from Plymouth harbour on his voyage of scientific discovery aboard the HMS Beagle, a British Navy ship. The Captain Robert FitzRoy was sailing to the southern coast of South America in order to complete a government survey. Show More Summary
Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands—perhaps the inspiration for the theory of evolution and renowned by biologists for their ability to quickly adapt—may not be able to evolve quick enough to stave off extinction, according to a study published last week in the Journal of Applied Ecology. Smithsonian...
The finches who formed a major foundation for Darwin’ theory of evolution are on the verge of extinction. Charles Darwin used their varying beak size on different islands to illustrate his theory of natural selection.He stepped on the Galapagos islands, a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador, in September 1835.... Show More Summary
There's a strange quiet on the small, remote Hawaiian island of Kauai that suggests Charles Darwin got it right. There, in order to protect themselves against parasitic predatory flies, crickets have rapidly evolved to ensure their own...Show More Summary
A couple of weeks after Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced a resolution in the House recognizing Charles Darwin's birthday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has just done the same in the Senate.Senate Resolution 337 expresses "support for the designation of February 12, 2016, as 'Darwin Day' and recogniz[es] the importance of science in the betterment of humanity."
Craftiness, invisibility and fast flying - just some of the skills the World's Sneakiest Animals presenter would like to pinch from the animal world.
Owen (July 20, 1804 – Dec. 18, 1892) was an English anatomist and paleontologist who is remembered for his contributions to the study of fossil animals and for his strong opposition to the views of Charles Darwin.He coined the word "Dinosaur" meaning "terrible reptile" (1842). Show More Summary