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Study Shows Tiny Short-Lived Fish Bolster Reef Ecosystems

The small cryptobenthic fishes are the cornerstones of a thriving coral reef system. In a new study, researchers found that the creatures provide a steady stream of new generations to be eaten by larger reef animals.

Animals May 24, 2019

New Avian Study Could Rewrite What We Know About Bird Evolution

New research argued that ancestry and behavior, not diet, are the primary drivers of the evolutionary changes in avian skulls. In the biggest study of its kind, researchers analyzed a total of 352 bird skulls.

Animals February 20, 2019

Stephen Hawking Buried At Westminster Abbey, Between Charles Darwin And Isaac Newton

Stephen Hawking was buried at Westminster Abbey's Scientists' Corner, between Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. Thousands of people attended the memorial service, after which the scientist's voice was beamed to space.

Material Science June 16, 2018

Scientists Recreate Cow With Bulldog Face That Fascinated Charles Darwin 180 Years Ago

Scientists used advanced computer modeling techniques to reconstruct a cow with bulldog face that Charles Darwin studied during his time. The team found that unlike with some bulldogs, the cow did not have breathing issues.

Animals June 16, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Ashes To Be Buried Near Sir Isaac Newton's Grave

Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred in Westminster Abbey near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton. His remains will also be near Charles Darwin's grave.

Celebrities March 20, 2018

Indian Minister Who Criticized Darwin's Theory Of Evolution Draws Flak From Scientists

Indian Minister Satyapal Singh recently criticized Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and called for its removal from the academic curriculum. The country's scientific community disputed Singh's opinion on the issue.

Feature | Science January 23, 2018

Downsized Genome Helped Flowering Plants Conquer The World

How did flowering plants take the reins from conifers and ferns in the battle for dominance millions of years ago? A new research may have the key to Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery."

Earth/Environment January 12, 2018

Life On Earth Began After Meteorites Crashed Into Darwin's Warm Little Ponds: Study

Charles Darwin's theory that life on Earth began in warm little ponds may have been plausible. A study suggests that the meteorites that brought ingredients needed for life contributed to the process.

Earth/Environment October 3, 2017

Charles Darwin Is Right: 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Hot Spring Deposits In Australia Show Life Emerged On Land

The ancient Pilbara hot spring deposits in Australia offer the oldest evidence for microbial life on land. Fossils add credence to Charles Darwin's idea of 'warm little pond that suggets life on Earth started on land.

Earth/Environment May 11, 2017

Newly Discovered Gene Sheds Light On Evolution Of Darwin's Finches

Darwin’s finches appeared on the Galapagos Islands around two million years ago and evolved into 18 different species. Now scientists identified a gene that explains the evolution of beaks in these birds.

Animals April 22, 2016

Revised 'Tree Of Life' Reveals Complex Diversity On Earth

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have revised Charles Darwin's original 'Tree of Life' diagram, revealing more complex biodiversity on Earth.

Animals April 14, 2016

Darwin's Finches Face Possible Extinction Due To Parasitic Flies

The birds that contributed a lot to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, Darwin's finches, face possible extinction due to the increase in population of aggressive flies. The infestation poses a major threat to global diversity as more than 500,000 of around 18 species are at risk.

Earth/Environment December 18, 2015

Galapagos Tortoise Called Speed At San Diego Zoo Dies At 150

The San Diego Zoo has announced that Speed, a rare type of Galapagos tortoise, died at age 150. Speed resided in the zoo for about eight decades before he was euthanized.

Earth/Environment June 22, 2015

Proteins Explain Mystery Behind Darwin's 'Strange Animals'

Darwin's strange animals have now been traced to their nearest relatives after decades of debate over their lineage.

March 19, 2015

Genetic Code Behind Evolution Of Beaks In Darwin's Finches Found

Darwin's finches are marked by striking variations in beak size and shape. A genome study has revealed the particular gene responsible for these differences.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2015

Scientists Pinpoint Genes In Darwin's Finches That Give Them Their Beaks

Darwin's finches show a great diversity in the Galapagos Islands, and new research shows a single gene could control the shape of beaks. What could this mean for human beings?

February 11, 2015

Discovery Of Organism That Hasn't Evolved In 2 Billion Years May Prove Darwin Right

Researchers have discovered bacteria that did not evolve over the last two billion years and thrived in a similarly unchanged environment strengthening Darwin's theory of evolution.

Animals February 4, 2015

Deep Sea Microbe Discovered That Hasn't Evolved For 2 Billion Years

By not evolving, ancient microbes provide proof of Darwin's theory of evolution, researchers say. They haven't changed in billions of years because their environment hasn't changed, they say.

Animals February 3, 2015

Is 'group selection' a thing? Spiders support an evolutionary, revolutionary idea

A theory of evolution hotly debated since the time of Darwin gets support in a new field study. 'Group selection,' a suggestion long argued by evolutionary biologists, may have been observed in the wild, researchers say.

Animals October 3, 2014

Museum discovers long-lost gift from Charles Darwin

The Natural History Museum of Denmark discovered that Charles Darwin, the man responsible for the theory of evolution, once gifted one of their directors with some specimens, which they recently recovered.

Internet Culture August 30, 2014

Discovery of Darwinilus sedarisi beetle excites Charles Darwin fans

After spending decades in a museum storage room, a rare beetle specimen collected by Charles Darwin over 180 years ago has been identified to be a new species. The new discovery coincided with Darwin's 205 birthday commemorated on Feb. 12.

Animals February 18, 2014

Darwin was right: Island animals are tamer than mainland cousins

Charles Darwin's Galapagos theory that living on islands makes animals tamer than their mainland counterparts, has been proved scientifically in a new study.

Animals January 14, 2014

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