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2010-03-24 12:35:00

British primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, who in the 1960s completed landmark research on chimpanzees, has come forward and publicly called for humans to have fewer babies in order to better control the population. "It's very frustrating as people don't want to address this topic," Goodall, 75, told the AFP's Nick Morrison in a March 24 interview. "It's our population growth that underlies just about every single one of the problems that we've inflicted on the planet." "If there...

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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...

2009-11-24 09:25:00

150th Anniversary of Origin of Species TODAY LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As atheists celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species TODAY, thousands are still livid at best selling author and Creationist Ray Comfort and 1200 Christians for handing out 170,000 copies of a special edition at 100 of the top U.S. universities on Nov 18. Now Comfort says he plans to giveaway 1 Million more copies at universities worldwide. Comfort's...

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2009-11-21 09:03:03

Honoring 150 years of "On the Origin of Species;" Noor is recipient of Darwin-Wallace Medal Please join the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. ET for a live webcast featuring Darwin-Wallace Medal recipient Mohamed Noor of Duke University, who will answer media questions about current evidence for evolution and modern evolution theory. Among the topics: * Does modern genetic evidence favor the existence of a missing link? * What's the single most important...

2009-11-12 06:45:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With over one thousand referenced quotations from scientists and historians, "Darwin, Then and Now" explores scientific evidence over the past 150 years, from fossil records, molecular biology, embryology, and modern genetics. This newly released book written by Dr. Richard William Nelson, published by iUniverse, is a journey through what has become the most amazing story in the history of science; encapsulating who Darwin was, what he said, and...

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2009-10-27 10:22:24

When Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species 150 years ago, he deliberately avoided the subject of the origin of life. This, coupled with the mention of the 'Creator' in the last paragraph of the book, led us to believe he was not willing to commit on the matter. An international team, led by Juli Peret³ of the Cavanilles Institute in Valencia, now refutes that idea and shows that the British naturalist did explain in other documents how our first ancestors could have come into...

2009-10-07 06:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine animal conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The nominees' work spans the globe, representing a range of species from insects to mammals, and includes amphibians, elephants, bats, wolves and sharks, among many others. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and...

2009-10-06 16:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosung, a premiere eco-friendly plush toy maker known for its environmentally sustainable miYim organic toy line, has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to design and manufacture an alternative to chemically treated toys. The all-natural plush toys, under Hosung's award-winning eco-friendly brand name "My Natural," will help support the Jane Goodall Institute's efforts to empower people to make a difference for all living things. The My...

2009-10-05 11:40:00

Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record will be screened Oct. 25th WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The debate over Darwin will come to the Smithsonian Institution's west coast affiliate on October 25th, with the premiere of Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record, a new intelligent design film which challenges Darwinian evolution. To view a trailer and clips from the film, please visit www.darwinsdilemma.org. Darwin's Dilemma will...

2009-09-22 16:41:00

BELLFLOWER, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Best-selling author Ray Comfort and actor Kirk Cameron, TV co-hosts of Way of the Master, will give away 100,000 free copies of Charles Darwin's seminal book Origin of Species--considered an atheist's holy bible that contains the blueprint for evolutionary theory. If you are thinking "come again?" you should know the popular TV ministers' 304-page version shares the gospel in an updated introduction, designed to clear up the pervasive mistake...


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Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

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Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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