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Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife Killing Contest

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

Deep-Earth carbon offers clues on origin of life: New organic carbon species linked to formation of diamonds -- and life itself

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 voted most valuable book for the modern world

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 […]

British readers choose Bible and Darwin as most influential books

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

From Earth: A More Subtle Take on Figuring out an Alien Civilization

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…

Britain on brink of freshwater species 'invasion' from south east Europe

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.

Ape of the Geek: Ape--X!

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

What Coke Contains

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. #

Newly discovered squirrel-like creatures suggest mammals first appeared 208 million years ago

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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....

Harris's Sparrow

(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

Reductio Ad Nietzsche

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 […]

LSU scientists lead research on speciation in the tropics

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

Three extinct squirrel-like species discovered: Mammals may have originated much earlier than thought

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

Important New Harvard Research on Basic Bitches

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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 »

Ancient mammal relatives were active at night 100 million years before origin of mammals

Most living mammals are active at night (or nocturnal), and many other mammal species are active during twilight conditions. It has long been thought that the transition to nocturnality occurred at about the same time as mammals evolved, around 200 million years ago. Show More Summary

Cicada study discovers two genomes that function as one

While studying cicadas, researchers discovered that Hodgkinia had subtly become more complex through a speciation event, in which the original lineage split to produce two separate but interdependent species of Hodgkinia. What was previously thought to be a tripartite, or a three-way symbiosis, is now proven to actually be a four-way symbiosis.

Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

The first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees has been revealed by scientists. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic diversity in honeybees, and indicate that the species most probably originates from Asia, and not from Africa as previously thought. Show More Summary

Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support, thanks to a South American ant

A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species...Show More Summary

The Origin of the Species – a film by David Cronenberg

Gum Takes Tooth return to these aged shores.  Time has weathered some of their noisier tendrils, reduced their drag and exposed more of the electronic impulses that always moved beneath the surface.  Theirs is a ship exposed to the elements and actively evolving. In turn, their journey has seen the poly-rhythm survive and flourish.  Attaining... Read the full post »

Chimney Swift: Suited for Ashes and Soot

Originally denizens of old, undisturbed woodlands, the chimney swift became one of several animal species strongly associated with, and even reliant upon, human habitation.

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