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2015-01-30 23:01:13

Tuesday marked the 70th annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day recognized across the world.

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.

Darwin’s Private Letters Reveal A Deeply Sensitive Side
2013-03-27 09:56:41

Charles Darwin is known primarily for his revolutionary theories on evolution and natural selection, but a series of soon-to-be-published letters show a personal, caring and emotional side of the iconic and controversial English naturalist.

How To Celebrate Darwin Day 2013
2013-02-10 05:46:26

Feb. 12 is Darwin Day – a celebration of science, humanity, and Charles Darwin's birthday. Events will take place all over the world, from Red Bank, New Jersey, to Spain, Italy, Norway, Iran and even Siberia.

Scientific Community To Observe 'Darwin Day' On Sunday
2012-02-12 06:31:53

Members of the international scientific community are set to honor the work and accomplishments of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin on Sunday February 12, otherwise known as "Darwin Day".

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2011-05-07 06:00:00

Doctors are putting modern medicine to the test to unravel the mystery of the long, painful illness and death of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution.

2011-05-05 23:01:00

Doctors Investigate Long Illness and Death of Scientist Known as 'Father of Evolution' BALTIMORE, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now, 200 years after the birth of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, doctors are putting modern medicine to the test to unravel the mystery of the painful illness that plagued the scientist for much of his life.

2010-08-24 17:17:16

A poster of the Galton-Darwin-Wedgwood pedigree was prepared by Harry Hamilton Laughlin, Director of the Eugenics Record Office of the Carnegie Institute, and exhibited at the Third International Congress of Eugenics in 1932 at the American Museum of Natural History.

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2010-05-03 11:31:00

New research suggests that Charles Darwin’s family was a living human example of a theory that he developed about plants: that inbreeding could negatively affect the health and number of resulting offspring.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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