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A Renowned Evolutionist Follows in the Footsteps of Charles Darwin

<< 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

For Second Straight Year, Delaware Governor Issues Darwin Day Proclamation

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has once again issued a proclamation in honor of Darwin Day, recognize the accomplishments of Charles Darwin:

Osorno volcano hiking, Chile

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 ?

Helen Mirren Suggests Darwin Award for Drunk Drivers This Super Bowl Sunday

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.

Global plant conservation's phase one: The world checklist of hornworts and liverworts

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

Global plant conservation's phase one: The world checklist of hornworts and liverworts

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

Charles Darwin And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

Did Charles Darwin think that life on Earth evolved in space?

Cosmic Evolution: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable

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

Mating behavior in the natural world contradicts Darwin’s idea that females make the decisions, researchers find

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...

Why scientists now think biological evolution itself is intelligent

last weekNews : The Raw Story

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...

The 5 bird species that Darwin couldn't discover in Madeira and the Azores

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

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Streets of London pack out now

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 […]

We've Rediscovered 'Extinct' Giant Tortoises

last monthNews : Huffington Post

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

Today in 1831: The Voyage of The Beagle Begins

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

Charles Darwin's Finches Could Soon Be Extinct

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...

Darwin’s Finches Face Risk Of Extinction

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

In Hawaii, You Can Actually Hear Evolution In Action

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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 Darwin Day Resolution Has Been Introduced in the U.S. Senate

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."

Chris Packham: I'd love to hang out with Charles Darwin

Craftiness, invisibility and fast flying - just some of the skills the World's Sneakiest Animals presenter would like to pinch from the animal world.

Died This Day: Sir Riichard Owen

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

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