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Ecuador, first stop on Pope tour, highlights environment exhortation

QUITO (Reuters) - It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution.

Glenn Beck planning boycott of Disney’s Charles Darwin movie

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Fox News commentator Glenn Beck has suggested a boycott of the just-announced Disney film about the celebrated English naturalist Charles Darwin, during an episode of his nationally syndicated radio show. Disney’s plan to greenlight a film about Darwin’s voyage on board the HMS Beagle in the...

Glenn Beck Considers Boycotting Disney for Supporting Gay Marriage, Charles Darwin Film

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Glenn Beck's opinion about boycotts seems to shift depending on what day of the week it is and whether the boycott is directed towards any of the conservative commentator's interests. On the Glenn Beck Program, Beck and co-host Stu Burguiere bemoaned Disney's stance on gay marriage before contemplating whether to start a boycott against Mickey Mouse.

Are Humans At An Evolutionary JUMP Point?

Some scientists say that Darwin's greatest insight of all time, is - that life on Earth evolves by natural selection. In today's IDEA Economy we no longer have to fear the saber tooth tiger. Is the biggest challenge facing the worldShow More Summary

Glenn Beck: Conservatives Should Boycott Disney Because They're Making a Film About Charles Darwin

YouTube See, this is why America is a laughingstock to much of the world: the casual anti-science ignorance of right wing clowns like Glenn Beck. In this clip from Right Wing Watch, Beck rants about Disney lighting up the Magic Castle at their theme park in rainbow colors, then suggests conservatives need...

Ancestry Looking Forward: Orphan Black and Real Cosima

My Longreads profile of Orphan Black’s brilliant science consultant Cosima Herter — known to the show’s actors and creators as “Real Cosima” — ranges from science, chance, and emotion to Darwin, humanized mice, DIY synthetic biology, and much more. Here’s how it starts: BBC America’s Orphan Black seems so immediate, so plausible, so unfuturistic, that […]

Port bidders set sail

Indicative bids for Port of Darwin close today in a process run by Flagstaff.

Book Review: Jacob Darwin Hamblin, Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism

When teaching about postwar America, I always tell my students that just about anything that happened in this nation during the Cold War has its roots in Cold War politics or fed back into Cold War issues. Jacob Hamblin’s 2013 book Arming Mother Nature demonstrates how this is true for what he calls “catastrophic environmentalism,” […]

Facing a Changing World Balance, Obama Makes Odd Choices

Is the world back to where it was around the year 1800? One could come to that conclusion after reading British historian John Darwin’s recent book “After Tamerlane,” which assesses

Disney to turn Charles Darwin into a new Indiana Jones

Charles Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history for his work on evolution and the theory of natural selection. Before he was the old bearded guy you’re probably thinking of, […]

Gentle sex? Females just as feisty as males over reproduction

Males compete for sex, females choose – ever since Darwin, we've assumed that's how nature works. Time for a rethink?

Which Scientist's Life Would Make an Amazing Movie?

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’re seeing quite a few biopics about scientists these days, with films like The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and now a possible upcoming movie about Charles Darwin. But what other scientist — perhaps someone lesser known — has a life story just crying out to be a movie? Read more...

Disney Plots Charles Darwin Adventure Movie

For many, the image of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist, and author of On the Origin of Species, is etched in stone as the visage of a heavily bearded old man, thanks to images like the one above. The idea of that guy becoming the central figure of an action/adventure film is pretty laughable. Show More Summary

Disney May Be Developing a Film About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin has had a rough go in theaters over the years. The most recent biopic, 2010's Creation with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, made less than a million dollars worldwide and was barely memorable.The Pirates! Band of Misfits...Show More Summary

Charles Darwin Is Getting An Adventure Movie Because Science Is Cool

Charles Darwin doesn't seem like he would be the prime candidate to spotlight an adventure movie, but, then again, Abraham Lincoln didn't seem like a vampire hunter. The scientist famous for developing the theory of evolution is said...Show More Summary

Disney Might Make Charles Darwin Into An Action Star

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As the world waits for a fifth Indiana Jones film, there may be a new adventurer on his tail: Charles Darwin. Read more...

Disney Is Making a Film About Charles Darwin From the Writer of ‘Traffic’

Odd proclamation: Stephen Gaghan, the writer of Traffic and Syriana, is developing a movie — which he’ll be writing and directing — for Disney. Second odd proclamation: it’s about Charles Darwin. As Darwin famously developed theories...Show More Summary

Newswire: Disney is developing a movie about Charles Darwin

As reported by Deadline, Disney—the company behind films about mermaids, genies, men who have been transformed into beasts, singing chimney sweeps, puppets who become real boys, flying children who never age, and people who live inside...Show More Summary

Disney, Stephen Gaghan Plan Adventure Film Around Charles Darwin

EXCLUSIVE: Disney has closed a deal to acquire an untitled pitch that Oscar-winning Traffic scribe Stephen Gaghan will write to direct. Scant details were available, but I’m told that it is an adventure film involving Charles Darwin,...Show More Summary

Darwin's finches have reached their limits on the Galapagos Islands

The evolution of birds on the Galapagos Islands, the cradle of Darwin's theory of evolution, is a two-speed process. Most bird species are still diversifying, while the famous Darwin's finches have already reached an equilibrium, in which new species can only appear when an existing one becomes extinct. Show More Summary

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