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You Can Now Visit the Bedroom Where Charles Darwin Died

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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

Charles Darwin's Bedroom Opens to the Public

3 weeks 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

My Naked Prince on a Horse

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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 months 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:

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