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Published This Day (1859): The Origin of The Species

My Greatest Adventure #68 From Today In Science History:In 1859, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published in England to great acclaim. In this groundbreaking book by British naturalist Charles Darwin, he argued...Show More Summary

Galápagos struggle for survival: Darwin Foundation vs. Santa Cruz Municipality

Darwin Foundation gift shop in Santa Cruz island, Galápagos. Darwin Foundation photo. In the beginning it was just a "little shop around the corner" from the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Station in Santa Cruz island, Galápagos....Show More Summary

Thoughts on Ferguson, Charles Darwin Actually Took Michael Brown’s Life

Ferguson, MO—Michael Brownwas an accomplished thug. He was a large and cruel monster that a just moment before he died was captured on tape terrorizing a shop owner while committing a vicious strong-armed robbery. Contrary to fanciful thoughts we are not all equal. Show More Summary

Darwin 2.0: New theory on speciation, diversity

It has long been thought that dramatic changes in a landscape like the formation of the Andes Mountain range or the Amazon River is the main driver that initiates species to diverge. However, a recent study shows that speciation occurred much later than these dramatic geographical changes. Show More Summary

Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Use Evolutionary Principles to Model Cancer Mutations, Discover Potential Therapeutic Targets

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are taking a unique approach to understanding and investigating cancer by utilizing evolutionary principles and computational modeling to examine the role of specific genetic mutations in the Darwinian struggle among tumor and normal cells during cancer growth.

DayZ may implement cannibalism in the next update

"With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health" -- Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man. It appears that the developers of DayZ may implement a functional version of cannibalism in the next stable build of the game. Show More Summary

Charles Darwin Has Much to Teach Us About War

America's thinking about military action is impoverished. The U.S. military speaks of precision munitions and surgical strikes, suggesting a process that is controllable and predictable. Experts cite Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz for his axiom that war is a continuation of political discourse with the admixture of violent means. Show More Summary

Rabbits Outcompeted, Suppressed by Ungulates

Closely related groups can differ dramatically in their diversity, but why this happens is a fundamental question in evolutionary biology, dating back to Darwin's observation that a few hyper-diverse groups dominate the modern biota....Show More Summary

The Bible voted most valuable book for the modern world

The Bible has been voted more valuable to humanity than Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by the British public. The Folio Society survey conducted by YouGov asked members of the public to name the books of most significance for the modern world. The Bible edged just in front with 37 per cent of […]

British readers choose Bible and Darwin as most influential books

Poll by Folio Society sees Bible win on 37% – but Origin Of Species comes close with 35% One-Minute Read Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:56pm A poll conducted by publisher the Folio Society has ranked the Bible as the most important book for the modern world – closely followed by Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Show More Summary

Libyan civil war provides clues about a behavior that has puzzled scientists since the days of Darwin

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It’s often said that blood is thicker than water – that family ties trump all others. But research with groups of men fighting in Libya has suggested that the bonds they formed in times of great adversity were as strong as those they had with their own kin. During the 2011 conflict in Libya, we...

Eight Darwin Award Contenders, A Trike, And A Dyno: Video

To make it to a Darwin Award, you actually have to achieve death. The occasion and manner of the expiry, and the scale of stupidity in achieving that altered state, are the key measures here - the KPIs if you like. No expiry, no Darwin Award. Show More Summary

Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Ratings Plunge, Darwin Looms

According to a Variety report released this week on the plunge in the number cable television viewers, millions of Americans are going through what I call The Process. You don't just cut your cable or satellite television cord all at once. Show More Summary

What a Great Idea??

If one accepts Darwinism/evolution as fact (some don’t) this has got to be a bellwether. “The essence of my proposition is simple”, says the Chairwoman Of Parliamentary Commission on Women’s affairs, Children and Family, Yelena Borisovna Mizoulina. “Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President, […]

Fashionisto Exclusive: Darwin Gray by Joan Michel

There is No Light for Those Who Do Not Know Darkness-Photographer Joan Michel and stylist Dylan Hogelin come together, collaborating creatively for a new... The post Fashionisto Exclusive: Darwin Gray by Joan Michel appeared first on The Fashionisto.

"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage..."

“ It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. —Charles Darwin — Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) November 6, 2014 ”

Cage of Death in Darwin, Australia

Crocosaurus Cove is more reminiscent of Jackass and Jaws than the average tourist attraction. Willing visitors are put into the reassuringly-named Cage of Death, a 1.5-inch thick glass enclosure that park officials claim can withstand the attack of a wild, toothy beast. Show More Summary

How to Repeal ObamaCare through the Same Process that Gave Us ObamaCare

Michael F. Cannon From my latest at Darwin’s Fool: Republicans won an impressive number of victories last night, including a larger and more conservative House majority and enough wins to give the GOP at least a 52-seat majority in the Senate. Show More Summary

“What has been the best corporate Darwin Award? A decision made by a company that basically killed the business.”

A reddit thread. Some of the best answers: George Lucas wanted X salary to direct Star Wars. The studio thought it was too much. Of course they thought the movie might make money, but they didn’t really think it would … Continue reading...Show More Summary

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