I live in an extraordinary place! In my last post on the Great Valley I was discussing our use and abuse of our most precious resource, one of the richest soils on the planet. Some 95% of the original ecosystem has been manipulated by humans to achieve the highest biomass production possible. Show More Summary
Genealogy can reveal secrets about all of us, at once: the emergence of our species, the political history of the world, and the origins of the social structures that dictate modern life.
The digitization of Charles Darwin's scientific archive is half completed. When it's finished, the project will allow researchers and anyone who's curious to follow the steps that brought the 19th-century naturalist to formulate his evolutionary theory.
The arthropods are one of Earth's real success stories, with more species of arthropod than in any other animal phylum, but our knowledge of arthropod genomes has been heavily skewed towards the insects. Recent work has furnished usShow More Summary
Salamanders and zebrafish are among the species that can regenerate limbs and even large portions of vital organs after injury, and the regrown portions of their anatomy are just the same as the original. We mammals cannot do this: we can manage fingernails, occasionally fingertips at a very early age, and portions of the liver, but that is about it. Show More Summary
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
Originally Published on the ECOreport Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife-killing Contest is a podcast with Amy Atwood, Endangered Species Legal Director, Senior Attorney, The Center of Biological Diversity. The Bureau of Land Management has just issued a five year permit, so that Salmon, Idaho, can hold its’ wildlife killing contest on public land. Show More Summary
Scientists reveal details about carbon deep beneath Earth’s surface and suggest ways it might have influenced the history of life on the planet.
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 […]
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
Normally, in games, alien cultures seem to be designed to be convenient, rather than plausible. Why is it that everybody but Hutts and Wookiees speaks English, regardless of the planet of origin or species. Here on…
New research shows multiple invasive species with the same origin facilitate each other's ability to colonize ecosystems. By studying how these species interact as well as current population locations, researchers believe that Britain is heading for an 'invasion meltdown' of freshwater species from south east Europe.
Species: Mutated gorilla First Appearance: Squadron Supreme Volume 1, #5 Other Appearances: Ape-X was featured in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Volume 2, #12 Merchandising: None Biography: Ape-X was originally Xina, an ordinary Earth gorilla, until she was mutated in an attempt to enhance her intelligence. Show More Summary
Kevin Ashton on Medium: Like every other tool, a can of Coke is a product of our world entire and contains inventions that trace all the way back to the origins of our species. #
The discovery of three new small squirrel-like species lends evidence to the notion that mammals originated at least 208 million years ago in the late Triassic Period, according to new research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Nature....
(Transcript of a For the Birds program that originally aired on September 28, 2010) Harris's Sparrow Most of my favorite sparrows belong to the genus Zonotrichia. This genus has five species, all fairly large birds with conspicuous markings. Show More Summary
Simon Smart praises Nick Spencer’s Atheists: The Origins of the Species, remarking that “the most challenging aspect of this work is the way it illuminates the inherently naïve optimism contained in New Atheism’s rendition of the ‘God is dead’ trope”: While there has been no shortage of non-believers who viewed the demise of the divine […]
BATON ROUGE – In a study that sheds light on the origin of bird species in the biologically rich rainforests of South America, LSU Museum of Natural Science Director and Roy Paul Daniels Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences,...Show More Summary
Paleontologists have described three new small squirrel-like species that place a poorly understood Mesozoic group of animals firmly in the mammal family tree. The study supports the idea that mammals -- an extremely diverse group that...Show More Summary
Alexis Wilkinson, editor of The Harvard Lampoon, just released important new research on the origin of the bitches species in a ground-breaking paper in Opening Ceremony's scientific journal. Her innovative work indicates that basic bitches predate even Darwin's ideas about natural selection. She writes:With regard to the ubiquity of basic bitches,... More »