(University of East Anglia) Scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower, first noted as important by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago.
In the middle of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin took a moment to note down one of the natural mysteries that dogged him most. "The Greenland whale is one of the most wonderful animals in the world," he wrote, "and the baleen,...Show More Summary
Why do some animals have extravagant, showy ornaments—think elk and deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on dung beetles—that can be a liability to survival? Charles Darwin couldn't figure it out, but now a Northwestern University research team has a possible explanation for this puzzling phenomenon of evolution.
Dead Zebra is continuing their For Science line of Android Collectibles with their latest launch. Charles Darwin, George Washington Carver, and Rosalind Franklin are included this time around.
As Charles Darwin showed nearly 150 years ago, species can adapt to changing environmental conditions through the trial-and-error process of natural selection. A discouraging new study shows that climate change is happening too fast for evolution to keep up, placing countless plant and animal species at risk. Read more...
The latest lyrical showdown on the YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles of History" pits a fictional Pokemon trainer against a famous scientist best known for the theory of evolution.
A new episode of Epic Rap Battle of History featuring Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum spitting verses against naturalist Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin definitely won this one. Ash didn’t even say a single good thing, it was a total masacre. Show More Summary
Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum (Brian Walters) and naturalist Charles Darwin (Nice Peter) recently faced off in an evolutionary episode of Epic Rap Battles of History created by Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD. Related Laughing Squid PostsFilm Directors Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock Face Off in a New Episode of ‘Epic Rap Battles of History’Alexander the Great […]
It's the fight you've been waiting for: Charles Darwin versus Ash Ketchum, a person I had never heard of until I wrote this post. (He's something something Pokémon.)
Thanks to Dan and Sandersen for the heads up!
During his notable trip to the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin collected several mockingbird specimens on different islands in the region. He later discovered that each island only contained a single species of mockingbird and no two species of mockingbird co-existed on an individual island. Show More Summary
Tom Wolfe's new book follows a familiar pattern of conservative attacks on Charles Darwin.
Charles Darwin once said that blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions. While it’s definitely a common response to embarrassment, anger, or maybe one too many drinks, this video explains what’s happening in our body and how blushing can actually be kind of endearing. Read more...
The Assassin's Creed video game series embed players in a secret history. Glendon Mellow relates his own experience meeting Charles Darwin and Leonardo da Vinci and wonders if he can't help loving... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Biologists have been contemplating evolutionary change since Charles Darwin first explained it.
Visualizing change over time can be incredibly difficult. Which is why in a new Phaidon book entitled Evolution: A Visual Record, Robert Clark’s vivid and compelling photographs serve as an ode to Charles Darwin’s scientific breakthrough. Beginning...Show More Summary
In 1833, a little more than a quarter-century before publishing On the Origin of Species, with the Beagle at anchor off the treeless shores of Port Desire, southern Argentina, Charles Darwin sat down and drew a flower. Just one flower,...Show More Summary
Dear Ms. Quijano, I wrote to you last week at your office, essentially saying what I now say in public below. I am a feature director, author, screenwriter, activist and great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, but most importantly an...Show More Summary
Man has invented many wild stories over the centuries, but few are more far-fetched than Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.
Legend has it that Henry Adams, the grandson and great-grandson of Presidents John and John Quincy Adams, was walking out of church one Sunday morning when his minister asked him if he had read Charles Darwin’s On the Origins of Species. “Yes...Show More Summary