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The Invented Antagonism

  The hallmark of a 19th or 20th century (or 21st century) debate about religion is a focus on origins. This began with Darwin’s The Origin of Species, in relation to people, but over the 20th century, this fixation on… Continue reading ?

God's Masterpiece or the Devil's Bad Joke?

Barbarians and Apes -- from the Opium Wars to the Origin of the Species Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com [The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity, Mirrors (Nation Books).] Origin of Freedom of Oppression Opium was outlawed in China. Show More Summary

The Previous Sole Superpower: From the Opium Wars to the Origin of the Species

The Opium Wars illustrate the brutal effectiveness of Great Britain's use of a particular notion of freedom as a means of conquest.

Free Will Astrology for the Week of July 22

FESTA/SHUTTERSTOCK CANCER (June 21–July 22): Charles Darwin is best known for his book The Origin of Species, which contains his seminal ideas about evolutionary biology. But while he was still alive, his best seller was The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms. Show More Summary

Freelancer Management Systems: The Origin and Destiny of a Species

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: L1, Technology The concept of an FMS is quite new. It’s hard to find any evidence of this term or the concept designated by it prior to the end of 2013. Show More Summary

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

What did the first snakes look like?

The original snake ancestor was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hindlimbs with ankles and toes, according to new research. Snakes show incredible diversity, with over 3,400 living species found in a wide range of habitats, such as land, water and in trees. Show More Summary

New species of marine roly poly pillbug discovered near Port of Los Angeles

A new research article reports on a discovery made during a Los Angeles class fieldtrip -- a new species of marine pillbug. While documenting the new species, a second new species of pillbug originally collected 142 years ago by biologists...Show More Summary

Puppies Re-Enact Star Wars

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Video Link) The Pet Collective proves that everyone, regardless of species, can get into the thrilling story of Star Wars. It recreated scenes from the original trilogy using puppies in place of the main characters. It is up to Yo-dog to train Luke to avoid the Bark Side of the Force and show him how to defeat Darth Hound. -via Tastefully Offensive

Scientists find the oldest ever relative of modern birds

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

A newly discovered species is now our oldest-known example of Ornithuromorpha, the evolutionary branch that hosts all living birds. This pushes back the origin of modern birds by nearly 6 million years. The new bird-old bird, named Archaeornithura meemannae, was announced in a Nature Communications paper published on Tuesday.Read full article >>

Hiking the Sylvan Meadows Loop

3 months agoFitness / Hiking : Modern Hiker

When you start looking into the evolutionary origins of the human species, you will inevitably encounter the theory that early hominids first “emerged” somewhere in the savannas of eastern Africa. A speculative aspect of this theory is that we have inherited through our earliest ancestors an innate preference for a specific kind of landscape. This…

Bone Eating Worms Originally Evolved to eat Marine Reptiles, not Whales

A species of bone-eating worm that was believed to have evolved in conjunction with whales has been dated back to prehistoric times when it fed on the carcasses of giant marine reptiles.Scientists at Plymouth University found that Osedax...Show More Summary

The evolutionary history of citrus

Citrus fruits -- delectable oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats and grapefruits -- are among the most important commercially cultivated fruit trees in the world, yet little is known of the origin of the citrus species and the history of...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - How Can Roselle Help Prevent Heart Disease?

Roselle is a species of hibiscus native to West Africa. Originally from Angola, it is now cultivated in countries like Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico and China. It is commonly used to make jelly, jam and preserves, beverage, wine, syrup, gelatin, pudding, cake, ice cream and flavoring. Show More Summary

Classsic Text: Steve Rocco, The Origin of a Species, 1986

A fresh transcription of Steve Rocco's prophetic intro from our April 1986 "Street Issue". The post Classsic Text: Steve Rocco, The Origin of a Species, 1986 appeared first on Transworld Skateboarding.

'Title and Deed': Brutal truths about life and death

"We all come from blood and saltwater and a screaming mother begging us to leave." Given what we know about the origins of the species, and the rarity of even the most enthusiastic birthing mother looking to prolong the miraculous but less-than-relaxing process, this is a pretty...

Chinese Scientist Works to Save the Ila Pika, An Endangered Species of Tiny Mammals That He First Discovered in 1983

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Ila pika, a tiny furry mammal that resembles a cross between a rabbit and a teddy bear that lives in the Tianshan mountains of Northwest China, made its first appearance in July 2014 after over 20 years. The species was originally discovered in 1983 by 60-year old conservationist Li Weidong, who named the diminutive […]

Chinese Scientist Seeks to Save the Endangered Species of Tiny Furry Mammals That He First Discovered in 1983

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Ila pika, a tiny furry mammal that resembles a cross between a rabbit and a teddy bear that lives in the Tianshan mountains of Northwest China, made its first appearance in July 2014 after over 20 years. The species was originally discovered in 1983 by 60-year old conservationist Li Weidong, who named the diminutive […]

Lemur teeth help take a bite out of Madagascar's mysteries

Research on lemurs' geographic mobility may help direct future conservation efforts on Madagascar. For centuries, scientists have marveled at Madagascar's lemur species, whose origins are unique to Madagascar. Unfortunately, all large-bodied...Show More Summary

Conservation Efforts in Revised ESA Listing of Green Sea Turtle

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to reclassify the green sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act, and list turtles originating

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