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
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,...
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
Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History have used superfast computers to reorganize the raw notes that formed “On the Origin of Species.”
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 […]
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 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
By using high-powered lasers on ancient fossils, we now have a good idea what one species of feathered dinosaur probably looked like.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Many of the names from a galaxy far, far away have their origins in the real world.
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) resembles...read more!