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2008-10-01 00:05:00

By Jenny Stocks Film stars will descend on a Cornish fishing village this week to shoot the story of Charles Darwin's life. Charlestown, on the south coast of Cornwall near St Austell, will provide one of the locations for the film Creation, which follows the life of the English naturalist. Shooting is due to take place tomorrow, Friday and Sunday. The film is based on Annie's Box, a book by Darwin's great-great- grandson Randal Keynes. It will be released next year to tie in with...

2008-07-09 18:00:35

By Mark McLAUGHLIN A HISTORIC pharmacy that once sold medicine to Charles Darwin and King George V has found the perfect place to put its archives on display - the shop window. The Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy in Edinburgh's Elm Row recently unearthed a hoard of items of historical interest in its basement and decided to take them on tour to branches as far away as Selkirk and Hawick. Charles Darwin, who studied medicine in the Capital, was one of the early customers of the shop....

2008-02-20 00:00:00

The Florida State Board of Education voted on Tuesday to include the teaching of evolution in public schools, but only as "the scientific theory of evolution."The compromise, which resulted from a two hour debate between religious conservatives and scientists, states that Charles Darwin's proposal would be presented with a disclaimer stating that the theory has yet to be conclusively proven.The word "evolution" appears in state science standards for the first time, but it is presented...

2005-11-15 16:37:49

By Anna Driver NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is nearly 150 years old and under fresh attack, but thanks to him scientists today understand the danger bird flu poses to humans, curators of a new Darwin exhibit say. "Without his insights, we would fail to appreciate the dangerous potentials of rapid evolution in the avian flu virus," Michael Novacek, curator of paleontology at the museum, told a news conference on Tuesday. The show chronicling the life of...

Word of the Day
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.