On May 22, 1826, the HMS Beagle departed for its first voyage. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this is the ship that carried Charles Darwin (albeit on the second voyage) and he wrote a book about it called The Voyage of the Beagle. Show More Summary
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was generations ahead of his time, courting controversy, challenging conventional wisdom and bequeathing to us the theory of evolution. His "survival of the fittest" and "law of the jungle" are phrases so commonplace...Show More Summary
Some traditions die hard — especially ones embraced by a venerated, 804-year-old British university that boasts such esteemed alumni as the biologist Charles Darwin and the Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov. But let’s face it. Hosting...Show More Summary
In case you missed yesterday's episode of the Jeopardy! College Championship, you missed a great Final Jeopardy clue: OHMYGOD! 200 years old! Apology from the Church of England! It's Charles Darwin! Who's gonna win all the money?! [Click headline for more…]
Mental Floss recently posted a fascinating selection of tattoos on teachers. This one, depicting an enraged Charles Darwin wielding an even angrier King Kong while being menaced by planes, is our favourite. It’s on the leg of a Massachusetts science teacher named Chris: Chris writes, “I teach science at a public school in eastern Mass. Show More Summary
When noted beetle eater Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos Islands to survey the local flora and fauna, he was so enthralled with the giant tortoises that he just had to ride them. And, as was his custom with newly encountered species, he also ate many of them. Show More Summary
Thanks be to God, everyone. The knockout rounds have finally commenced. Gone are the lily-livered steals of yore! In its place is a pitiless battle for vocal supremacy or, as Carson Daly/Charles Darwin would say, the Origin of the Species. What a terrible world we live in, really. As a ... More »
Daniel Dennett once called evolution the "single best idea anyone has ever had." It was so revolutionary in what it explained and how simply it could explain it that Charles Darwin's legacy was cemented the moment his name became synonymous...Show More Summary
Charles Darwin's Galapagos Finches and his book "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals" are the inspirations for Facebook's first animated sticker pack, which begins rolling out today to Chat in Facebook for iOS and Messenger for Android. Show More Summary
Linguists think human language melds birdsong, animal communication "The sounds uttered by birds offer in several respects the nearest analogy to language," Charles Darwin wrote in The Descent of Man (1871). Now MIT researchers say Darwin...Show More Summary
Kirk Cameron's gone bananas! (via Teen Skepchick)
If Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Edgar Allen Poe and Vincent D’Onofrio’s ex-wife can do it … I don’t know. Never mind. I can’t say I endorse first cousin marriages. But lots of people are fine with it. You can learn all about it in this Mental Floss video, “31 Kissing Cousins.” Also, remind me sometime [...]
In “31 Kissing Cousins,” John Green of Mental Floss discusses 31 famous people like Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Queen Victoria who all married their first cousins.
No. You? That was easy. Little Julien: Mum, do you believe in creation in 7 days or in Charles Darwin? Me: I believe in evolution like Darwin said. Adam and Eve is a myth. Little Julien: Why do some people...
This is Harun Yahya (a.k.a. Adnan Oktar) in the introduction to his book Atlas of Creation: Volume 1: Some 150 years ago, the British naturalist Charles Darwin proposed a theory based on various observations made during his travels, but which could not be supported by any subsequent scientific findings. Show More Summary
Lookingglass Theatre Company announced its 2013-14 season on Tuesday, including world premieres set in far-flung locations and a play having to do with Charles Darwin. The Chicago company's 26th season under artistic director Andrew White will include:
As befits a duo that dreams up an opera based on Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species, The Knife is one of the smartest bands working.
From Darwin's diary written aboard the HMS Beagle, an accounting of an epic April Fool's prank of 1832. Knowing what I know about 19th-century sailors, this seems like a good way to get beaten up.
We know Charles Darwin more as a set of ideas than as a man. The scientist's personal letters, now published online, could help change that.
Charles Darwin kept his theory of evolution to himself for 21 years. Now the single largest publication of Darwin’s personal letters are now available online, thanks to efforts by the Cambridge University Library, which holds the largest Darwin archive, including annotated books from his working library and notes from his voyage on the HMS Beagle. Show More Summary