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Danish museum discovers unique gift from Charles Darwin

The Natural History Museum of Denmark recently discovered a unique gift from one of the greatest-ever scientists. In 1854, Charles Darwin – father of the theory of evolution – sent a gift to his Danish colleague Japetus Steenstrup, director of the Royal Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the

Darwin’s Battle with Anxiety

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A posthumous diagnosis of the paralyzing mental malady that afflicted one of humanity's greatest minds. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Gift from Charles Darwin found in Danish museum

The University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum has found a unique treasure in its stores: 55 barnacle specimens personally assembled and labeled by Charles Darwin. It all began, as so few things do but many should, with a 160-million-year-old Diplodocus skeleton. Misty is the skeleton of a Diplodocus longus discovered by the teenage sons of [...]

Brunch Wire: Brunch has arrived at Darwin Cafe,...

Brunch has arrived at Darwin Cafe, the petite and popular SOMA sandwichery. The options are many and varied, including house-cured lox, a Turkish breakfast, and a waffle with maple and candied bacon, as well as mimosas, micheladas, and sangria. Head...

Throwing Cold Water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Categories: Skepticism L’il Darwin Tee available here! Use code “hellyeah50? to get 50% off your entire order! Donate to the ALS Association here. Support more videos like this on Patreon. Transcript: The... (Read more...)

What If We Applied the IRS's Reasoning in Halbig & King to the Patriot Act or RFRA, Instead of the ACA?

Michael F. Cannon Over at Darwin’s Fool, I posted a critique of the Fourth Circuit’s opinion in King v. Burwell. Unlike the D.C. Circuit’s ruling in Halbig v. Burwell, the Fourth Circuit held that the IRS has the authority to issue subsidies...Show More Summary

Charles Darwin and his family's terrible medical condition

Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) was born to a wealthy doctor and financier Robert Darwin and his wife Susannah Wedgwood Darwin; plus he was a grandson of the brilliant physician and scientist, Erasmus Darwin. But all the family's medical scholarship and financial resources couldn't save young Charles from a life of pain. Show More Summary

The Fist Bump Might Be More Meaningful Than You Thought

"Darwin would have loved the fist bump," says Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. In this clip from National Geographic's "Going Deep With David Rees," we learn about the fist bump fromShow More Summary

Your 2014 Ignatz Award Nominees

They were named this morning. Outstanding Artist Sam Bosma, Fantasy Basketball Kim Deitch, The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley Sophie Goldstein, Darwin Carmichael is Going To Hell; Edna II; House of Women Ed Piskor, Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. Show More Summary

Darwin Again

Another assist for natural selection : A Park Manor man who prosecutors say sped away from police before crashing his car Thursday night, killing a teen riding in the back seat, was ordered held today on $1 million bail.Gabriel E. Johnson,...Show More Summary

Drug Busting Darwin Returns from Middle East

  The crew responsible for intercepting and destroying billions of dollars worth of narcotics, including the largest seizure of heroin in the history of the Combined Maritime Forces,

Darwin and Dark Souls: evolving the tactical RPG with Natural Doctrine

Natural Doctrine is a game about Darwin and a game about huge robots with gears for shoulders. If that sounds intriguing, here's something else to excite you: it's also being pitched as a weird blend of Tactics Ogre and Dark Souls. Additional...Show More Summary

Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker British champion

Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker has been crowned the “Best Beer” in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, which opened today in London. Citra from Oakham Ales won the silver and Salopian’s Darwin’s Origin capture bronze. “I’m speechless. We work very hard to produce great beers and we really believe this is the best beer we […]

US/Aussie agreement for 25 years of Marine training

John Kerry and Chuck Hagel will sign an agreement with their counterparts later this week for the rotational presence of Marines who will train near Darwin, Australia for the next 25 years, according to AFP; “Approximately 2,500 US defence force personnel will come to primarily the Northern Territory to exercise on the vast, open Commonwealth […]

Hume, Smith, and the Myth of Mirror Neurons

For both David Hume and Adam Smith, sympathy or "fellow-feeling with any passion whatever" is the psychological ground of our moral experience. From his reading of Hume and Smith, Charles Darwin adopted this idea of sympathy in explaining...Show More Summary

Dodgers place Hanley Ramirez on disabled list, call up Darwin Barney

Hanley Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with what the Dodgers described as a strained side muscle.

Australian Perseid Meteor Shower - Morning August 13, 2014

Perseid radiant as seen from Darwin at 5:00 am local time, August the 13th, looking north. Perseid radiant as seen from Brisbane at 5:00 am local time, August the 13th, looking north. Note how much lower the radiant is. The Perseid Meteor...Show More Summary

The (Animated) Rap Guide to Religion

Baba Brinkman is the brilliant songwriter behind the "Rap Guide to Evolution" and this song about Darwin Day.His latest project is called "The Rap Guide to Religion," an animated guide to the evolutionary origins of faith:

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