Charles Darwin

Nobody saw apes turning into man, says Satyapal Singh, questioning Charles Darwin's theory of evolution - Firstpost

<b>Aurangabad:</b> Union minister Satyapal Singh has claimed that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of man was "scientifically wrong" and it needs to be …

Evolution

Brewing up a storm? War of words between UK and Irish forecasters over naming of 'Fionn'

A storm? Channel 4′s weatherman reckoned it was tantamount to “naming raindrops”.

Weather

Studying what triggers different human emotions

It was Charles Darwin who first suggested in the 19th century that animals, even insects, had an emotional life just like humans did. The idea was a …

Biology

Science in flux: is a revolution brewing in evolutionary theory? – Kevin Laland

When researchers at Emory University in Atlanta trained mice to fear the smell of almonds (by pairing it with electric shocks), they found, to their …

Biology

Nature

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Nature still battles nurture in the haunting world of social genomics<p>Nathaniel Comfort lauds a sociologist’s study of the problems …

PubMed

Altering A Species: Darwin's Shopping List

By genetically modifying organisms, we can now create glow-in-the-dark cats and fish, mice with singing voices, less flatulent cows, carbon-capturing plants, humanized cow milk, and even trademark pigs that poop environmentally-friendly feces.<p>Scientists are hard at work trying to grow human organs …

Molecular Biology

How flowering plants conquered the world

<b>Scientists think they have the answer to a puzzle that baffled even Charles Darwin: How flowers evolved and spread to become the dominant plants on Earth.</b><p>Flowering plants, or angiosperms, make up about 90% of all living plant species, including most food crops.<p>In the distant past, they outpaced …

Biology

Here's Everything Science Knows So Far About The Origins of Humans

The story evolves every year.<p>The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new …

Science

Trading is Survival of the Fittest - Will You Evolve or Die? » Learn To Trade

Do you want to be the best trader you can possibly be, and make consistent profits trading? Of course, you do.<p>Do you want to be and feel the best you …

Trading

Review: You're Related to Charlemagne and So Am I

You’re also related to William the Conquerer, Genghis Khan, Eric the Red, Ptolemy and all of those guys. We all are. So you’re not special. Get it? We’ve been doing the ancestral tree thing all wrong. Unlike the visual of a fine, towering oak tree with many branches, all reaching skyward - some …

Genghis Khan

Support for eugenics never really went away, but this is how it's become mainstream again

I was both horrified and unsurprised to discover that Toby Young (who briefly, yet for too long, held influential office on the board of the Office …

George Bernard Shaw

Wallbuilders Breathlessly Asks: Was Charles Darwin a Racist?

Oh, how I have missed me some Wallbuilders!<p>In a stunningly simplistic video, Tim Barton, son of David Barton, holds up a copy of the <i>Origin of Species</i> …

Scientists Finally Solve Charles Darwin's 'Abominable Mystery'

Where did all the flowers come from?<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Biology, History & Work<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

Biology

Triassic Butterfly Park?

Researchers studying deep-drilling cores have long noticed odd flecks of material in their samples, possibly from insects. They generally treated …

Evolution

All Praise The Humble Dung Beetle

By recycling and removing feces, these unsung insects make the world go ‘round<p>Comment on this Story

Nature

In 'pond scum,' scientists find answers to one evolution's which-came-first cases

Visiting a colleague in Germany in 2012, Boston College Research Professor Paul K. Strother was examining soil samples for pollen, spores, pieces of …

Ecology

Sir David Attenborough and Professor Brian Cox join forces in new show People of Science

Two of the nation’s favourite scientists - Sir David Attenborough and Professor Brian Cox are set to unite on screen for the first time in a new show.<p>…

Blue Planet II

Exquisite fossils show butterflies appeared before there were flowers to pollinate

The two paleontologists dissolving rock cores more than 200 million years old were looking for vestiges of freshwater algae. Instead, tiny fragments of insect scales caught their eye — remnants that a report published Wednesday identifies as the oldest evidence of butterflies and moths.<p>A series of …

Dinosaurs

Top 10 Scary Ways Deadly Ailments And Diseases Are Evolving

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution states that an organism will evolve and develop desirable variations and characteristics to ensure its survival. …

Public Health

Redefining the Galápagos Cruise

The evolution of luxury travel in the Galápagos Islands has finally taken a sustainable turn. Today, the most glamorous way to explore Ecuador’s …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Pond scum explains evolution of first animals

Microbial mats that existed on sea floors prior to the Cambrian explosion provided the foundation for early animal life to arise, new research …

Biology

Why humans need to rethink their place in the animal kingdom

Books by Elena Passarello, Peter Wohlleben and Lucy Cooke explore our relationship with wildlife.<p>Ludwig Wittgenstein once observed, “If a lion could …

Long-form Journalism

The Victorian Dinosaur Park that Survived National Ridicule

When science and history collide, which one do we preserve? It's true that the history of science is filled with inaccuracies, and those mistakes …

Dinosaurs

When two different types of birds mated, a new species, Big Bird, was born

It’s not every day that scientists observe a new species emerging in real time. Charles Darwin believed that speciation probably took place over hundreds if not thousands of generations, advancing far too gradually to be detected directly. The biologists who followed him have generally defaulted to …

When did humans first make music?

Our ancestors may have been singing tunes for as long as they were able to speak.<p>The oldest discovered musical instruments in the world (flutes made …

Conscientiousness in Animals, Explaining Tidy Birds and Neat Bees

Share this:<p>Our understanding of animal personality was stalled for years by both the fear of anthropomorphism among animal scientists, and a lack of …

Psychology

Counting Down to the Apocalypse: Lisa Vox’s ‘Existential Threats’

A new book explores the human fascination with doomsday — an odd mix of horror and seductiveness that has been part of culture since ancient …

Science

Volcanic Rock Discovery Calls Theories About Life's Origins Into Question

Animals may have emerged under very different conditions.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Biology, Deep sea, History & Mars<p>The revolution will not be …

Biology

I Believe in Intelligent Design ... for Robots

The beauty of evolution lies in two complementary forces: simplicity and complexity. From a simple rule—survival of the fittest—comes the astonishing …

Robots

Time has not solved the mystery of creation, but it's sure than humanity is not the end of it

Now is the time of year we resolve to use our time better in the time to come. Time is a precious commodity. We can gain or lose it. We can save, spend or waste it. If our crimes are revealed, we risk having to do time.<p>But to scientists, time is something we can measure. Indeed, astronomy was …