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Celebrating Charles Darwin's Evolutionary Legacy Through Darwin Day
2014-02-12 10:03:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most people, February 12 is just another day; it comes 10 days after Groundhog Day and two days before St. Valentine’s Day. But this day does have special meaning for some. On a scientific note, Feb 12 marks the day a meteor left a large impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, Soviet Union (1947). It is also the day NASA’s NEAR Shoemaker landed on 433 Eros (2001), becoming the first spacecraft to successfully land on an asteroid....

Beetle Discovered 180 Years Ago By Darwin Is Published On His Birthday
2014-02-12 08:36:48

Pensoft Publishers In 1832 Charles Darwin disembarked from HMS Beagle in Bahia Blanca, Argentina where he traveled by land to Buenos Aires. In Bahia Blanca, Darwin collected several fossils of large mammals along with many other living organisms, including several insects. More than 180 years later on Darwin's birthday, February 12, scientists name after him a long lost but new to science beetle genus and species from this collection. The beetle was discovered and described by Dr....

Charles Darwin Observations On Island Tameness In Species Confirmed
2014-01-11 05:39:37

[ Watch the Video: Island Animals Are Tamer Than On The Mainland ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like Hawaiian vacationers, living on an island actually makes animals tamer, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Charles Darwin, the founder of the theory of evolution, used the Galapagos Islands as his laboratory when studying animals. The Galapagos is where Darwin developed his ideas about natural selection and how organisms evolve...

Evolution Of Species Does Not Always Follow Darwin's Theories
2013-12-23 04:19:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Evolutionary scientists have long argued that species that live together must evolve in different ways in order to avoid direct competition with each other, but new research published Sunday in the journal Nature suggests otherwise. A team of researchers led by Dr. Joe Tobias of Oxford University's Department of Zoology studied ovenbirds, one of the most diverse families of birds in the world, in order to conduct an in-depth...

2013-10-23 23:31:15

A newly developed model of mind, Dichotomized Operating System Model (DOS Model), explains what mind is, how it emerges from the brain, how it develops over time and why do we have it, besides solving thousands of years old mysteries like consciousness, free will, etc. without any requirement of prior knowledge to understand the same. The model, developed by Parag Jasani, is available on the website http://www.whatismind.com. Mumbai, India (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 With billions of neurons...

Evolution Big Bang Fits Darwin Theory
2013-09-12 15:31:02

[ Watch the Video: Big Bang Evolution Consistent With Darwin's Theory ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most people consider Charles Darwin the father of evolutionary theory, even the great English naturalist himself questioned aspects of his theory based on certain elements of the fossil record. A new study from a team of English and Australian researchers explores one major flaw in Darwin’s theory backed by fossil evidence – the so-called ‘big...

2013-08-01 20:20:58

SEATTLE, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Making a compelling case for intelligent design landed Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer at #7 on the New York Times non-fiction best seller list. It also opened at #10 on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list, and #4 on the Los Angeles Times list. Discovery Institute is hosting a national book party for Dr. Meyer on Saturday, August 10(th) at 7:30pm in the...

2013-07-03 23:17:11

Pro-intelligent design book Darwin’s Doubt The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design debuted on the July 7, New York Times bestseller list at #7. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 The new book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design debuted on the July 7 New York Times bestseller list at #7. This marks the first time that a book making a scientific argument supporting the theory of intelligent design has...

2013-06-17 23:14:47

In DARWIN'S DOUBT, Meyer tackles the most controversial aspect of Darwin´s theory of evolution–the rapid appearance of animal life 530 million years ago–and expands the scientific argument for Intelligent Design. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 “When Charles Darwin finished his famous book, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one.” So begins DARWIN´S DOUBT: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design...

New Study On Coral Reef Formations Lays To Rest Conflicting Theories
2013-05-14 07:53:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the South Pacific, three types of coral reef island formations have fascinated geologists for ages. The coral of Tahiti forms a “fringing” reef, with a shelf growing close to the island´s shore. In Bora Bora, the “barrier” reefs are separated from the main island by a calm lagoon. Manuae represents the last type, an “atoll,” which appears as a ring of coral enclosing a lagoon with no island at...


Latest Charles Darwin Reference Libraries

Darwin’s Fox, Lycalopex fulvipes
2012-12-31 13:14:05

Darwin’s fox (Lycalopex fulvipes), also known as Darwin's Zorro, is a small “false fox” in the Lycalopex genus. It is locally know as Zorro de Darwin or the Zorro Chilote. Its range is small and includes the Nahuelbuta National Park in Chile and Chiloé Island. It is thought that this species prefers a habitat in southern temperate rainforests, a habitat on which it is highly dependent. Darwin’s fox was first discovered by Charles Darwin in 1834 while he was on the Beagle survey...

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2009-04-23 11:33:39

Darwin's Barberry (Berberis darwinii) is a species of Barberry native to southern South America in southern Chile and adjacent southwestern Argentina. It is categorized in the family Berberidaceae. It is a dense branched, thorny evergreen shrub reaching heights of 3 to 4 yards tall. The branches begin at ground level and are crowded with small oval shaped leaves. The leaves are less usually just under an inch long and a quarter of an inch broad, with a spiny margin. They are arranged...

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2008-07-25 16:06:12

The Darwin's Frog (Rhinoderma darwinii), is a frog native to the forest streams of Chile and Argentina. It is named after Charles Darwin who discovered it on his world voyage, "Voyage of the Beagle", on the HMS Beagle. The frog is brown or green with a size of about 1.25 inches. Its front feet are not webbed, but some of the toes on the back feet are. It eats insects and other arthropods. The most striking feature is the way the tadpoles are raised - inside the vocal sac of the male....

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2007-03-12 19:10:59

Corydoras paleatus is a common variety of the Corydoras genus of catfish. Its common name is peppered cat, pepper cory or salt & pepper cory. Salt & Pepper corys are a very good choice for the community aquarium, as they are hardy, good looking, and peaceful fish. Females grow to around (7.5 cm) and males to (6.5 cm) and they are easily bred at home. They originate in Northern Argentina and South America, and were discovered by Charles Darwin. In the aquarium Most importantly: These...

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2006-10-19 13:26:41

The Rhea is a large flightless bird native to South America. American Rheas live in grassland, savanna, scrub forest, chaparral, and even desert, but prefer areas with at least some tall vegetation. Darwin's Rhea lives in areas of open scrub in the grasslands of Patagonia and on the Andean plateau. It is classified as endangered throughout its range. The Common Rhea, Rhea americana, is not only the largest species of rhea, but also the largest bird in the Americas. Adults weigh up to 66...

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