What do the premier designer Vera Wang, the famous 1800s scientist and author of “On the Origin of Species” Charles Darwin, and NPR radio icon Terry Gross have in common? They all failed. And it wasn’t just the trial-and-error, have-to-pay-your-dues kind of failures that most […]
When it comes to rats, even scientists can get caught up in the blame game. For you see, in the case of the most common, the brown rat, its species name (Rattus norvegicus) is really a misnomer. No one knows why this became the accepted...Show More Summary
The 260,000-year-old Dali skull was found in China, but it looks a lot like the earliest known members of our species – which were found in Africa
Lecture – Rewriting Modern Human Origins: Insights from New Discovery in Morocco by Shara Bailey Newly discovered Homo sapiens fossils in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, push back the origins of our species by 100,000 years. The fossils show that by about 300,000 years ago, important changes in our biology and behavior had taken place across most […]
Bones from an Alvarezsaurid dinosaur were discovered in Uzbekistan and could shed light on the evolution and origin of the species, according to a study published October 25, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Alexander Averianov of Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia and Hans-Dieter Sues of the Smithsonian Institution, USA.
A recent discovery in Germany has stirred intrigue among archaeologists, with the appearance of something both novel, and perplexing. Fossil teeth, belonging to a species once thought to have had its origins far away in Africa, were discovered in a riverbed near Eppelsheim. However, it wasn’t merely their displacement that confused the researchers who found... Read more »
The 75th auction of Hermann Historica GmbH in Munich will take place from 6 to 17 November with the usual wide range of high quality, precious objects from numerous eras and originating from all over the world, including three special collections. Show More Summary
There are precious few species today in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar that scientists can trace directly back to when all of Earth's continents were joined together as part of the primeval supercontinent Pangea.
"Cultures are not just the passive accumulation of customs and traditions; they are formed, and then sustained by a fine balance between social forces. And we can learn from other species about the biological origin of those forces – as well as how these forces are now shaping the future of our culture."
Scientists found fish, mussels and other species with Japanese origins on beaches of Wash., Ore., Calif., British Columbia, Alaska and Hawaii
Even Charles Darwin, the author of "The Origin of Species", had a problem with species.
Researchers here report on a cheaper implementation of encapsulation for transplanted stem cells, preventing the recipient's immune system from attacking cells originating from a different individual or even different species. SinceShow More Summary
The beautiful sound of birdsongs emerging from the trees is a wonderful example of how much nature can still teach us, even as much about their origins are still mysterious to us. About 40 percent of bird species learn to vocalize when they are exposed to a tutor, a behavior of interest to many neurologists and neurobiologists. Show More Summary
"A little over a decade after he published “On the Origin of Species,” in which he described his theory of natural selection shaped by “survival of the fittest,” Darwin published another troublesome treatise — “The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relationship to Sex.” This expanded on an idea he mentioned only briefly in “Origin.” […]
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network. Salvatore Ceccarelli knew he was engaging in a subversive act when, in 2010, he took two 20 kilo sacks of bread and durum wheat seeds from a seed bank outside of Aleppo, Syria and brought them to Italy during a visit back to his […]
Modern ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) comprise half of extant vertebrate species and are widely thought to have originated before or near the end of the Middle Devonian epoch (around 385?million years ago). Polypterids (bichirs and...Show More Summary
Let me get this out of the way before we go any further: I do not think Xenomorphs need a cinematic origin story. The fact they are presented as a mysterious species without any logical motivation in the original 1979 film Alien and its sequels make them some of the scariest monsters ever to grace […]
A 13-million-year-old skull found in Kenya provides the best evidence yet for the African origins of the ancient species that gave rise to all living apes
Excerpt: From Robert Wright’s Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. (WSJ)
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A federal appeals court chose on Tuesday to keep in place Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region — a decision that could also have implications for Yellowstone grizzly bears and other wildlife. The U.S. Court of […]