(University of Melbourne) Almost 150 years after Charles Darwin first proposed a little-known prediction from his theory of sexual selection, researchers have found that male moths with larger antennae are better at detecting female signals.
Bloomsbury Auctions will be hosting the auction of Books & Works on Paper at 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP, at 12noon. The sale comprises 416 lots, ranging from in estimate from £100 ? £6,000, with works from a wide range of collecting...Show More Summary
Charles Darwin believed that humans evolved in Africa, because that's where our closest ape relatives the chimpanzees and gorillas live. And during the twentieth century he was vindicated through a combination of fossil and genetic discoveries.
In the middle an intense training and systems check period, HMAS Darwin slipped into the Brisbane River and berthed across from Navy’s home in southern Queensland, HMAS Moreton. The frigate’s arrival in Brisbane coincided with the first anniversary since the local base was re-commissioned.
How Darwin developed the radical idea of females’ power to choose their mates despite it being at odds with his own notions of women as inferior About 150 years ago, and “almost a lifetime” either side, Charles Darwin was beleaguered by the problem of the peacock’s tail. Show More Summary
“biology is a closer fit to economics than physics”: Darwin Visits Wall Street, by Peter Dizikes, MIT News: If you have money in the stock market, then you are probably anticipating a profit over the long term — a rational...
By Jordan Breeding Published: May 13th, 2017
Excerpt: The Evolution of Beauty The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—and Us by Richard O. Prum. Doubleday Penguin Random House The following is an excerpt from The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the...
These 3.5-billion-year-old rocks could vindicate Darwin's claim that life evolved in "some warm little pond," and not in the ocean
Human olfactory abilities have been underestimated and are just as good as those of other mammals, says neuroscientist “Man smells poorly,” Aristotle wrote, while Charles Darwin concluded that a sense of smell was of “extremely slight service” to the civilised human. Show More Summary
Scientists from the University of Nottingham, England and Tohoku University, Japan have helped to solve a mystery that has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin - how plant roots sense water and change direction to find it. In a world where water for agriculture is becoming a global challenge this could lead to improved crop varieties which are better at foraging for water.
The week in science: 5–11 May 2017.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Fossil evidence of early life has been found in old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara, Western Australia, that date back almost 3.48 billion years. This extends the known evidence of life at land-based hot...
Microbial life was inhabiting the land up to 580 million years earlier than previously thought, and originated in an ancient hot spring.
Scientists say the rocks lend weight to a theory that life on Earth originated, as Darwin wrote, "in some warm little pond" on land, suggesting we should look for it in similar environments on Mars.
Thank Darwin: A Republican-sponsored bill to weaken science standards didn't make it out of committee.
Many male animals sport dazzling displays to attract a mate. But a new book says we may have misunderstood Darwin – and this is all about arbitrary aesthetics
Charles Darwin was right to laud the earthworm. It is a natural instrument for restoring degraded soils (see J.DaviesNature543, 309–311;10.1038/543309a2017). Yet several species are already on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation