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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....

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Some of the more intimate letters being released by Cambridge University´s Darwin Correspondence Project are a series of correspondences with his good friend and botanist Sir Joseph Hooker...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online February 12, 2013 will be celebrated for many reasons around the world. In America it is President Abraham Lincoln's birthday. For Catholics around the world it is Mardi Gras or Carnival. But for every country on Earth, Feb. 12 is Darwin's Day — a celebration of science, humanity, and Charles Darwin's birthday. Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution and the author of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural...

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". According to Boston Globe Correspondent Nancy Shohet West, Sunday is the 203rd anniversary of Darwin's birth. Patrick Everett, coordinator of the Concord Area Humanists and organizer of an event in the Massachusetts community told West that occasion, which he dubbed "a celebration of science and...

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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. Darwin's ailments were the subject of this year's annual Historical Clinicopathological Conference (CPC) in Baltimore on Friday.  The conference, sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System, is devoted to the modern medical diagnosis of disorders that affected...

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. Darwin is the subject of this year's annual Historical Clinicopathological Conference (CPC) sponsored by the University of Maryland School...

2010-08-24 17:17:16

The Galton-Darwin-Wedgwood pedigree, first exhibited in 1932, has been found in the archives of Truman State University 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. A photograph of this poster has been discovered in the archives of Truman State University in Kirksville,...

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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. Darwin was married to his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood. They had 10 children, but three died before age 10, two from infectious diseases. And three of the six surviving children with long-term marriages did not produce any offspring "“ a "suspicious" sign, researchers say, that these...

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2009-12-10 10:20:02

Two articles about Darwin cap off his bicentennial by providing new historical perspectives Although Charles Darwin is most well-known for his book On the Origin of Species, in which he described the process of natural selection, he greatly contributed to many specific fields within biology. As the bicentennial anniversary of Darwin's birth comes to a close, the December issue of the American Journal of Botany presents two papers exploring botanical history before the time of Darwin, Darwin's...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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