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Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist.[I] He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors,...

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  • 'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 2 days ago
    We'll also skip the bit about Charles Darwin studying an orchid native to Madagascar and predicting that because the pollen was buried so deep inside the stamen, there must be a flying insect with a super-long tongue capable of reaching said pollen.
  • Hunter Gatherers with IPhones

      News Source: Canadian Free Press | 5 days ago
    May 1 In Why We Bite the Invisible Hand , award-winning journalist and author Peter Foster delves into a conundrum: How can we at once live in a world of expanding technological wonders and unprecedented well-being, of improving health and longer
  • Let's move to Downe, Biggin Hill and the London Downs, Kent and Surrey

      News Source: The Guardian | 5 days ago
    The burbs and the hum of the M25 are kept at bay.' Photograph: Alamy What's going for it? You turn off the dual carriageway at Locksbottom and, after a swerve here, a junction there, the branches clear and you're through the back of the wardrobe into
  • New Books Party: books received this week | @GrrlScientist

      News Source: The Guardian | 5 days ago
    Below the jump, I mention the books that I received recently. They are gifts, review copies that arrived in the mail, or that I purchased in London. These are the books that I may review in more depth later, either here or in print somewhere in the
  • Review: 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS imparts smart human anatomy lesson

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 7 days ago
    Ever since Charles Darwin made his way to the Galapagos, we've heard a lot about that fateful moment when some previously water-bound creature pulled itself up from the slowly receding seas, took a breath and began the eons-long march to humanity. "
  • Why do zebras have stripes? Scientists have the answer

      News Source: The Guardian | 14 days ago
    AFP/Getty Images The zebra's striped coat is simultaneously extraordinary and stunning. So wondrous, in fact, that many people have imagined it to be evidence of God's infinitely artistic hand. Over the years, there have been plenty of more rational
  • The Galapagos: A Natural History review

      News Source: The Guardian | 14 days ago
    Paul Souders/Corbis In 1929, Friedrich Ritter abandoned his wife and Berlin dental practice and eloped with his patient and lover, a married teacher named Dore Strauch, to Floreana in the Galapagos Islands , 1,000km west of Ecuador . The couple
  • Zebra Stripes Are Related To Bug Bites? ‘Evolutionary Conundrum' Solved In ...

      News Source: International Business Times | 15 days ago
    Share this article A new study poses an explanation to why zebras have black-and-white stripes on their bodies.  Wikimedia Commons The great mystery behind why zebras have their stripes has been solved, a new study claims...According to experimental


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