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After Charles Darwin, Galapagos finches are still evolving

HeraldNet - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
When Charles Darwin watched his famous finches flit about the craggy cliffs and lush forests of the Galapagos, he observed that something essential was at work in this remote part of the Pacific - some force of nature that, over the course of ...
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Education Trends: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Darwin; No. 4 Shows Why His Legacy Lives

Parent Herald - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
In honor of Charles Darwin's 134th death anniversary, we are featuring some facts about the late scientist who died on April 19, 1882.

How Charles Darwin Classified His Mineral Collection

Forbes - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
From an early age, Charles Darwin collected minerals even if, as he himself laments, “I continued collecting minerals with much zeal, but quite unscientifically–all that I cared about was a new-NAMED mineral, and I hardly attempted to classify them.

Magpies want to stay in Palmerston

NT News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The long-term operation and viability of training and playing at the Charles Darwin University ground headed more three-way talks last weekend.
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Charles Darwin School celebrates Queen's 90th birthday

Northwich Guardian - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
THE Charles Darwin Primary School community came together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday on Thursday. The day marked the high point of a whole school topic on the monarchy which involved each class studying a different king or queen ...

Western Australian pastoral reserve records healthy rainfall

ABC Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Charles Darwin Reserve, near Perenjori, has recorded more rain in the first three months of this year, than it has averaged across a whole year in recent times.
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Kinky Spider Behavior Includes Performing Oral Sex Up to 100 Times During Mating, Scientists Say

Nature World News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Darwin's bark spider, named in honor of Charles Darwin, creates the world's biggest, strongest spider webs. An article published in National Geographic notes that Zoologist Ingi Agnarsson and colleagues have found Darwin's bark spider webs as wide as ...

The secrets of London's blue plaques - 150 years on - ‎7 hours ago‎
Take the Bedford Estate in London WC2: starting with Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw in artsy Fitzroy Square, you can potter on through Bloomsbury's streets, via the former homes of scientist Charles Darwin, the natural philosopher Henry ...
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Scientists stunned to find giant female spiders force males to perform oral sex - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Scientists were stunned to find a giant female spider that forces males to perform 'oral sex' up to 100 times in one session.

Shape Of Skulls, Beaks Of Birds Of Prey Not Dependent On Diet: Study

Tech Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Bird species have played a huge role in the development of the theory of evolution as the differences of beaks among finches in the Galapagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin. Many studies have also shown how beaks had changed over millions of years, ...

Humanists push for a National Day of Reason

Religion News Service - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Supporters of a reason day hope it will follow the path taken by International Darwin Day, advanced by nonbelievers, scientists and others on evolutionist (and atheist) Charles Darwin's Feb. 12 birthday. Created by a handful of scientists and ...

World Premiere Season Of 'The Wider Earth' Opens In July

theMusic - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Wider Earth, based on Charles Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle, brings puppets and people to the stage in an epic production.
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Bob Dylan and Jane Jacobs wrote a song together

Treehugger - ‎May 2, 2016‎
I read her as an intellectual radical, someone akin to Charles Darwin or even a Leonardo da Vinci, a person who was far more worried about the thought process used to approach complex problems than any specific outcome.

'Mentes Brilhantes' esclarece as teorias de Charles Darwin de forma lúdica

O HOJE - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Para explicar de maneira dinâmica as teorias da evolução das espécies e da seleção natural propostas pelo naturalista inglês Charles Darwin, a série Mentes Brilhantes mescla ciência e documentário em uma narrativa divertida, hoje, às 17h, na TV Brasil.

How peacocks hypnotise the ladies with tail shakes

Cosmos - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Charles Darwin, writing in a book on sexual selection in the 19th century, wasn't convinced there was anything beneficial about the Indian peafowl's (Pavo cristatus) train rattle: "Peacocks [...] rattle their quills together, and the vibratory movement ...

Texas Has a Chance to Teach Better Science—Will It?

Slate Magazine - ‎7 hours ago‎
From Islam to evolution, the Texas State Board of Education is one of the most consistent combatants in the culture war over what we should teach our children.

Late Tory MP leaves bizarre request - to be immortalised as ship's figurehead with 'enhanced bosoms' - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
The late Tory MP Teresa Gorman is to be immortalised as a bare-chested figurehead on a replica of Charles Darwin's historic ship.

Earthquake myths about the Pacific Rim

Idaho Statesman - ‎12 hours ago‎
A tragic month along the tectonic subduction zones that surround the Pacific Rim has also been a spellbinding one for seismologists.

Royal Society honours Wellcome researchers

Wellcome Trust - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Previous Fellows and Foreign Members have included Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. The following Wellcome researchers are now Fellows of the Royal Society: Anthony Galione (University of Oxford); Harry Gilbert (Newcastle ...

The Cultural Roots of Suicide in the U.S.

Huffington Post - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The reason we have thrived as a species, according to Charles Darwin, is due to our social nature. Those who have close friendships or strong social support networks are less prone to depression, less likely to get physical illnesses, and more likely ...