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!
An ideological dispute is taking place in biology. And it's about a big topic that's central to everything: heredity. In his epoch-making book On the Origin of Species of 1859, Darwin wrote of the reigning ignorance about how differences between individuals come about. Show More Summary
In the middle of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin took a moment to note down one of the natural mysteries that dogged him most. "The Greenland whale is one of the most wonderful animals in the world," he wrote, "and the baleen,...Show More Summary
I came across this image on the internet which makes a clever point regarding in response to those who argue that 'intelligent design' and not evolution is responsible for the origin of our species.
Accurate species identification is a crucial tool in wildlife conservation. Enforcement of antipoaching law is more achievable with robust molecular identification of poached meat. Determining the region where the animal may have been taken from would also be a useful tool in suppression of cross-border trade of poached meat. Show More Summary
Given the transfer of genes across species, is the tree of life not really a tree? This question was originally answered on Quora by Drew Smith.
Researchers have discovered an ancient species of gecko in the ranges of Central Australia which may shine new light on how and when Australia's deserts began to form millions of year ago.
On The Origin of Species is Darwin's most famous work, but he also wrote a much lesser known book titled The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, where he claimed that all humans show emotion through similar behaviors.ThisShow More Summary
The description of a new species without a preserved type specimen has always been permitted (T.Papeet al. Nature537, 307;10.1038/537307b2016) — but it should not become the norm. Original specimens allow testing of the hypotheses t...