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Volcano threatens Galapagos Islands ecosystem

A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Volcano threatens Galapagos Islands ecosystem

Wolf volcano erupts for first time in 33 years; could threaten park made famous by Charles Darwin

Caltech Professor Says a Lot of What You Know About Scientists Like Newton and Darwin Is Wrong

Leonard Mlodinow is worried about you. You’ve been fed a lot of nonsense about apples and Sir Issac Newton’s head and Charles Darwin and the island of Galapagos. “The idealized view of science” — the one that says that brilliant insights happen to brilliant people in a brilliant flash —...

Gene regulation underlies the evolution of social complexity in bees

Explaining the evolution of insect society, with sterile society members displaying extreme levels of altruism, has long been a major scientific challenge, dating back to Charles Darwin's day. A new genomic study of 10 species of bees...Show More Summary

Darwin Predicted This Animal's Existence Decades Before Its Discovery

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s a great Charles Darwin story you may not have heard before: In 1862, the famed naturalist foretold the discovery of an unusual animal, based on his observations of a species of orchid endemic to Madagascar. The creature was ultimately discovered in 1903—some 20 years after Darwin’s death. Read more...

WWE News: Huge Backstage Update On Dean Ambrose Push, Other Talent Calling For The Lunatic Fringe Push?

There is a quote by Charles Darwin that goes like this, “a man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose seems to represent this in various ways. Fans of all kinds have come out asking whatShow More Summary

Charles Darwin, Glutton

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Charles Darwin: Naturalist, geologist, visionary... glutton? Though most of us know Darwin for his theory of evolution and travels on the HMS Beagle, a select group of friends from his days at Cambridge knew him mainly as a member of...Show More Summary

Omaha Mayor Issues “Day of Reason” Proclamation

Just a couple of months after Omaha, Nebraska Mayor Jean Stothert signed a proclamation honoring Charles Darwin's birthday, she's done it again with one for the National Day of Reason:

40 years ago today

Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, fell 40 years ago today. The picture above was actually taken the day before, also the last two Americans killed in the war in Vietnam, Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge were killed forty years ago yesterday when the North Vietnamese regulars shelled Tân S?n Nh?t Airport; The Vietnamese call […]

Darwin, Wallace & Patrick Matthew: Who's Ideas on Evolution Came First?

Patrick Matthew (1790-1874) was a Scottish landowner with a keen interest in politics and agronomy who also came up with the concept of 'evolution by natural selection' 27 years before Charles Darwin did.Matthew's version of evolution...Show More Summary

Darwin, Wallace, and the overlooked third man

The horticulturist who came up with the concept of 'evolution by natural selection' 27 years before Charles Darwin did should be more widely acknowledged for his contribution, states a new paper by a geneticist.

Died This Day: Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus (Dec. 12, 1731 – April 18, 1802) was a prominent English physician, poet, philosopher, botanist, naturalist and the grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin and the biologist Francis Galton. Erasmus Darwin was one of the leading...Show More Summary

Slide Show: Darwinian Doodles

In the fall of 1842, six years after he returned from his trip aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, Charles Darwin moved with his wife, Emma, and their two small children to Down House, in rural Kent, England. It was here, in a nicely appointed...Show More Summary

The Ugliest Animal Charles Darwin Ever Saw

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

I used to believe that Charles Darwin, Father of Evolution, loved all animals equally. It turns out, he did not.

TV Club: Fortitude: “Episode 12”

Like many individuals, religion was a matter that Charles Darwin gave much thought to over the years. It makes sense given his contributions to evolutionary theory and the science therein. Never one to fervently deny the very existence...Show More Summary

The Science of Why It Might Pay To Be Nice

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Charles Darwin’s theories of natural selection suggest that being mean, deceptive and selfish are the route to success in life. But, actually, science suggests that on a personal level, it may pay to be nice. Read more...

Richard Dawkins Answers 'How Does Evolution Explain Homosexuality?' - VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In honor of Darwin Day, celebrating Charles Darwin’s contributions to evolutionary theory, reputed evolutionary biologist and ethologist Richard Dawkins fielded a question regarding how evolution explains homosexuality. Dawkins elaborated on homosexuality’s role in natural selection and how the homosexual gene...

Darwin’s “Strangest Animals”

When Charles Darwin dug up strange mammal fossils 180 years ago, he had no idea what he’d found. They resembled a camel with an elephant trunk, or a hippo with the head of a rhino. An international team of researchers sought to study...Show More Summary

Darwin’s “Strangest” Beast Finds Place on Tree

“Toxodon is perhaps one of the strangest animals ever discovered,” wrote Charles Darwin, a man who was no …

Galápagos Islands see an evolution in luxury with Pikaia Lodge

An expedition to the Galápagos Islands to view the wildlife and scenery that inspired Charles Darwin is, by almost any measure, a trip of a lifetime. But despite the time and expense involved in getting there, travelers in search of luxurious accommodations have had, until recently, to...

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