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The evolution of bear species

Where did the bear really come from? The evolution of bears as we know them today, started around 30 million years ago. Their ancestors evolved into …

North Pole

American Culture: Traditions and Customs of the United States

American culture encompasses the customs and traditions of the United States. "Culture encompasses religion, food, what we wear, how we wear it, our …

United States

Evolution: Library: Evolution of the Dog

From Pekingese to St. Bernard and greyhound, dogs come in such startling variety it's easy to forget they belong to the same species. The profusion …

Evolution: Frequently Asked Questions

<b>Where We Came From</b><p><b>1. Did we evolve from monkeys?</b><p>Humans did not evolve from monkeys. Humans are more closely related to modern apes than to monkeys, …

The five most common misunderstandings about evolution

Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent …

What is Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

The theory of evolution by natural selection, first formulated in Darwin's book "On the Origin of Species" in 1859, is the process by which organisms …

Mutations

New Dinosaur and T. Rex Were Brothers in Tiny Arms

Tyrannosaurus rex may have been king of the dinosaurs, but it was also president of the itty-bitty forelimb committee.<p>Paleontologists aren’t quite sure why the massive killing machine had such tiny arms, but what they do know is that it wasn’t alone.<p>There is Gualicho shinyae, a newly discovered …

Meet Diego, the Centenarian Whose Sex Drive Saved His Species

CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION, Galápagos — Of all the giant tortoises on these islands, where the theory of evolution was born, only a few have received names that stuck.<p>There was Popeye, adopted by sailors at an Ecuadorean naval base. There was Lonesome George, last of his line, who spent years …

National Parks

Progress, Memes, and Cultural Evolution

As the readers of this blog know, one of the central directions in my research has been understanding the evolution of large-scale, complex …

Memes