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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Darwin's strange animals have now been traced to their nearest relatives after decades of debate over their lineage.
March 19, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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