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Living on Islands Makes Animals Tamer

Most of us have seen pictures and probably YouTube videos of “tame” animals on the Galapagos Islands, the biological paradise that was Charles Darwin’s major source of...

Cambridge gives Newton papers to the world

Isaac Newton’s own annotated copy of his Principia Mathematica is among his notebooks and manuscripts being made available online by Cambridge University Library. The Library...

Was Darwin wrong about emotions?

Contrary to what many psychological scientists think, people do not all have the same set of biologically "basic" emotions, and those emotions are not automatically expressed on the faces of those around us, according to the author of a new article pub...

Study shows species can change

A study of South American songbirds completed by the Department of Biology at Queen's University and the Argentine Museum of Natural History, has discovered these birds differ dramatically in colour and song yet show very little genetic differences whi...

Tara Oceans: a scientific odyssey in the tradition of HMS Beagle

  His Majesty’s Ship Beagle is among the most celebrated of all British warships, commissioned in 1820 as a Cherokee Class, 10-gun brig-sloop. I always...

Charles Darwin’s other passion: rediscovering the origins of barnacle research

This blog entry has its origins from a company newsletter I wrote in 2009 for scientists working on marine coatings.  Darlene Brezinski, the editor of...

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