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A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called The Botany of Desire. The work provides an interesting and insightful short history into four of the most common plants in our world: the tulip, marijuana, the apple and the potato. Show More Summary

They Could Hang This Poster at the Creation Museum

Because the Genesis explanation of how we got here is much better than anything Darwin figured out: (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Thanks to RED XIV for the link)

airberlin/Etihad Regional Inaugural – On a Saab 2000

Stunning livery – airberlin Saab 2000 operated by Darwin Airline/Etihad Regional – Photo: Jacob Pfleger | AirlineReporter Recently, airberlin commenced flights between Prague and Berlin-Tegel, and I was fortunate enough to be on-board the inaugural service. The flights are operated by Darwin Airline/Etihad Regional using a 50-seat Saab 2000 aircraft. It was a new [...]Show More Summary

19th Century roguelike The Curious Expedition embarks on Early Access

Delightful 19th Century roguelike explore-em-up The Curious Expedition is now available on Steam Early Access, priced £9.89. The game lets you assemble a team of iconic historical figures, ranging from scientists such as Darwin and Tesla...Show More Summary

The Eureka Myth: Why Darwin (not Draper) is the Right Model for Creative Thinking

  The Inspiring Story: A Brilliant Mind “Thinks Different” In a pivotal scene in the Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything, the physicist is staring into the embers of a dying fire when he has an epiphany: black holes emit heat! The next scene shows Hawking triumphantly announcing his result to a stunned audience […]

Ben Chatwin, "Darwinism"

Headphones off or on, attention fixed or drifting, Ben Chatwin’s The Sleeper Awakes has something for whatever you need at the moment in which you’re listening to it. And, on a day like today, this is a pretty solid soundtrack. Enjo...

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

last weekGenres / 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...

DataRoom AM: Privatisation push

Joe Hockey will outline the government’s privatisation program, while Asciano and Qube are reportedly taking an interest in the Northern Territory’s sale of Darwin's port.

Redspencer - Happy Slow Riverbends

Sounds like: Darwin Deez, Real Estate, The Rural Alberta Advantage Song: Redspencer - Happy Slow Riverbends What's so good? Redspencer might not have a Twitter account as of my writing this, but they've certainly left their imprint in Australia. Show More Summary

Figueroa defeats Burns; McDonnell decisions Kameda

2 weeks agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA Omar Figueroa UD 12 Ricky Burns Jamie McDonnell UD 12 Tomoki Kameda Austin Trout TKO 7 Luis Galarza Darwin Price KO 1 Juan Ovalle Enrique Alvarez TKO 3 Alberto [...] More boxing news on

The Fittest Theory

In the mid-aughts, Jonathan Gottschall pioneered “literary Darwinism,” a new form of analysis which applied evolutionary theory to works of literature. It was part of a wider upheaval in English departments across the country. Now, more than ten years later, we can make an assessment: how’d it work out for Gottschall? The answer: not well. […]

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:

New origin idea for cells that gave rise to vertebrates

The vivid pigmentation of zebras, the massive jaws of sharks, the fight or flight instinct and the diverse beaks of Darwin's finches. These and other remarkable features of the world's vertebrates stem from a small group of powerfulShow More Summary

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Whenever and wherever, I am travelling, I always try and squeeze a market in. Just enjoyed a beautiful sunset which accompanies the Dry Season Mindil Markets in the Northern Australian City of Darwin. The setting of these markets has...Show More Summary

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