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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

British naturalist, author of "on the origin of species, by means of natural selection"

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Science X staff
May 6, 2021
phys.org
In the 150 years since Charles Darwin speculated that humans originated in Africa, the number of species in the human family tree has exploded, but so has the level of dispute concerning early human evolution. Fossil apes are often at the center of the debate, with some scientists dismissing their importance to the origins of the human lineage (the "hominins"), and others conferring them starring evolutionary roles. A new review out on May 7 in the journal Science looks at the major discoveries in hominin origins since Darwin's works and argues that fossil apes can inform us about essential aspects of ape and human evolution, including the nature of our last common ancestor.
George Monbiot, Colin Tudge, Pragya Agarwal, Jonathan Drori, Emily Shuckburgh, Cassandra Coburn, Jojo Mehta, Jim Down, Camilla Pang and Richard Walker
April 24, 2021
New Scientist
Pragya Agarwal, Jonathan Drori, Emily Shuckburgh and others choose their favourite popular science books. Did yours make the list?
Science X staff
April 21, 2021
phys.org
Luxury brands are a prominent feature of modern society. Thorstein Veblen coined the term "conspicuous consumption" to describe how the upper classes showcased expensive goods without inherent practical benefits to demonstrate their economic power.
Dan Falk
February 24, 2021
Smithsonian Magazine
Questions still swirl around the author's theories about sexual selection and the evolution of minds and morals
Alexandra Witze, Knowable
March 3, 2021
Smithsonian Magazine
Sea levels rising and falling over hundreds of thousands of years may have helped build the oceanic structures
The Economist
March 27, 2021
The Economist
If a male looks wrong, he is wrong
Lisa Feldman Barrett
March 4, 2021
the Guardian
Embracing difference is vital for our success as a species, but it places demands on the brain, says psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett
Lisa Feldman Barrett
March 4, 2021
the Guardian
"Variation is crucial for the survival of a culture. A working democracy, for example, is necessarily a compromise among diverse views." Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA
Russell Hope, news reporter
February 24, 2021
Sky News
The naturalist's daughters filled it with souvenirs, including locks of family members' hair and his silk handkerchief.
Adam Rutherford
February 13, 2021
the Guardian
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance - yet its errors, particularly on gender, now make for uncomfortable reading
Adam Rutherford
February 13, 2021
the Guardian
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance - yet its errors, particularly on gender, now make for uncomfortable reading
Kevin Rushby
January 24, 2021
the Guardian
Can a virtual four-day art class come anywhere close to visiting the famous archipelago? Maybe not, but for our writer it turns out to offer something far more valuable
By Helen Briggs
January 23, 2021
BBC News
Historical documents are uncovered that provide clues to a puzzle that haunted Charles Darwin.
Science X staff
December 9, 2020
phys.org
Most insects can fly.
AFP
November 24, 2020
CTVNews
Two of Charles Darwin's notebooks containing his pioneering ideas on evolution and his famous "Tree of Life" sketch are missing, believed stolen, the Cambridge University Library said on Tuesday.
AP
November 24, 2020
@bsindia
The notebooks, estimated to be worth millions of pounds, include the 19th-century scientists famous Tree of Life sketch
By Rebecca Jones
November 24, 2020
BBC News
Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches.
Science X staff
November 24, 2020
phys.org
Two of Charles Darwin's notebooks containing his pioneering ideas on evolution and his famous "Tree of Life" sketch are missing, believed stolen, the Cambridge University Library said on Tuesday.
AFP
November 24, 2020
The Hindu
The University Librarian, Jessica Gardner, released a video statement appealing to the public to help
Science X staff
November 23, 2020
phys.org
An extraordinary collection of priceless manuscripts of naturalist Charles Darwin goes online today, including two rare pages from the original draft of On the Origin of Species.
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