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Charles Darwin handwritten page from "The Origin of Species" to be auctioned

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A signed manuscript from the landmark ?The Origin of Species? by Charles Darwin will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on March 30. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. Darwin wrote the handwritten page from the conclusion chapter from the book?s first edition in 1859. Show More Summary

For at least $675,000, you can own a handwritten page from Charles Darwin’s manuscript of 'On the Origin of Species'

If you are among the scant 33% of U.S. adults who believe that humans and other living things evolved solely by a process of natural selection, it might be time to put your money where your mouth is. No, this is not a political fundraising pitch. It’s a notice of the impending sale, by auction,...

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 60 – On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859)

Darwin’s revolutionary, humane and highly readable introduction to his theory of evolution is arguably the most important book of the Victorian era When Charles Darwin first saw On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection,...Show More Summary

How Darwin Evolved: 25,540 Paper Fragments Tell the Story

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History have used superfast computers to reorganize the raw notes that formed “On the Origin of Species.”

‘Alien: Covenant’ Will Reveal the Secret and Surprising Origins of the Xenomorphs

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

In the Alien series, there’s just as much admiration for the xenomorphs as there is fear. For some people, they admire the perfection of species, a creature that is the most excellent killing machine, intelligent, adaptable and insatiable in its apparent blood lust for other organisms. It’s enough to make you wonder where they came […]

How Should We Think About Extinction Of A Species? The Answer Lies At The Intersection Of Science And Art

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Should we be horrified by extinction? Charles Darwin didn’t think so. In On the Origin of Species, he mocked the catastrophist view of extinction as scientific illiteracy: “So profound is our ignorance, and so high our presumption, that we marvel when we hear of the extinction of an organic being; and as we do not […]

Researchers uncover the origins of ash tree dieback and set out ways to fight it

Researchers from 35 European countries shared and analysed data on ash dieback across the entire continent over a four-year period, identifying the causes, effects and ways to counter the phenomenon. An invasive species originating from East Asia, the fungus was first seen in Eastern Europe in 1992. Show More Summary

This feathered dinosaur is revealing clues on the origin of flight

4 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

By using high-powered lasers on ancient fossils, we now have a good idea what one species of feathered dinosaur probably looked like.        

Vatican: Evolution is acceptable, doesn't disprove God

last monthHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

On the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species, the Vatican is sponsoring a conference of scientists and theologians to discuss the interface of religion and science. Cardinal William Levada, head of the Vatican's...Show More Summary

Darwin & Domestication

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

In The Origin of Species (the shortened title of his book from the second edition onward), Charles Darwin devotes his first chapter to the diversity observed in domesticated plants and animals. One might wonder why such a well-traveled...Show More Summary

Mega-evolutionary dynamics of the adaptive radiation of birds

2 months agoAcademics : Nature AOP

The origin and expansion of biological diversity is regulated by both developmental trajectories and limits on available ecological niches. As lineages diversify, an early and often rapid phase of species and trait proliferation gives way to evolutionary slow-downs as new species pack into ever more densely occupied regions of ecological niche space. Show More Summary

Annette Karmiloff-Smith obituary

Neuroscientist who provided fresh insights into our development as individuals What is the origin of the unique and complex behaviours that our species are capable of? Is it nature or nurture? How is human cognition – our memory, language,...Show More Summary

See a fantastically strange red seadragon on video for the first time

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Scientists declared the ruby seadragon a new species in 2015, but that was based on dead specimens in a museum. Now though, Scripps Institution of Oceanography biologist Greg Rouse who led the team that originally discovered the species,...Show More Summary

Four Places Where Originality Still Shines In Hollywood

The mega-budget live-action original may be an endangered species, but there is plenty of "not based on anything" multiplex fare alongside the tentpoles.

Where’s the Musk? Aether Muskethanol & Mad et Len Red Musc ~ fragrance reviews

3 months agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

My favorite musks smell animalic: wild, oily, hairy and sweaty. In a word: sexy. Such musks are an endangered species (much like many of their original animal sources). Whenever I'm asked what fragrance notes I hate, white "toddler" musks always get a mention (as do Calone and Iso E Super and Cashmeran). Show More Summary

How far do invasive species travel?

As a result of the globalization of trade and transport, in the past decades, tens of thousands of species have spread into regions where they were not originally at home. Potentially serious consequences of this include the displacement or extinction of native species and the spread of health risks. Show More Summary

A symmoriiform chondrichthyan braincase and the origin of chimaeroid fishes

3 months agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Chimaeroid fishes (Holocephali) are one of the four principal divisions of modern gnathostomes (jawed vertebrates). Despite only 47 described living species, chimaeroids are the focus of resurgent interest as potential archives of genomic data and for the unique perspective they provide on chondrichthyan and gnathostome ancestral conditions. Show More Summary

The Earth Is Warming Faster Than Species Can Migrate

A new study finds evidence of local extinctions The Earth Is Warming Faster Than Species Can Migrate was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

The Origins Behind 8 'Star Wars' Character and Species Names

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Many of the names from a galaxy far, far away have their origins in the real world.

Newly Discovered Spider Named After Hogwarts Founder

A new species of spider discovered in India was named  “Eriovixia gryffindori” after Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts, and original owner of the Sorting Hat. Researchers discovered the spider in forestlands of the central Western Ghats, Karnataka, India. The spider camouflages itself by mimicking dry-foliage, and (as an added bonus) more!

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