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Darwin Had It Right All Along About Invasive Species
2014-10-06 03:25:14

Dov Sax of Brown University and Jason Fridley of Syracuse University aren't proposing a novel idea to explain species invasiveness. In fact, Charles Darwin articulated it first. What's new about Sax and Fridley's "Evolutionary Imbalance Hypothesis" (EIH) is that they've tested it using quantifiable evidence and report in Global Ecology and Biogeography that the EIH works well.

Neural Crest Hypothesis Could Explain Why Domestic Mammals Share Characteristic Traits
2014-07-14 03:02:44

More than 140 years ago, Charles Darwin noticed something peculiar about domesticated mammals. Compared to their wild ancestors, domestic species are more tame, and they also tend to display a suite of other characteristic features, including floppier ears, patches of white fur, and more juvenile faces with smaller jaws.

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

Darwin, who was the first to posit that all life on Earth descended from common ancestors, made it his life work to study the evolutionary traits of living things around the world. His 1859 book ‘On the Origin of Species,’ which was published on his birthday, was the basis of scientific understanding of evolution.

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

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.

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

Like Hawaiian vacationers, living on an island actually makes animals tamer, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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

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.

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

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

A new study explores one supposed flaw in Darwin’s theory – the so-called ‘big bang’ of evolution that took place during the so-called Cambrian explosion 540 to 520 million years ago.

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,


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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