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Darwin's travels may have led to illness, death

(AP) -- The very travels that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and shaped modern biology may have led to one of the illnesses that plagued the British naturalist for decades and ultimately led ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Other
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Speedy toads advance theory of evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Speed and the mating habits of the Australian cane toad are set to expand the theory of evolution according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of t ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Evolution
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Scientist alleges religious discrimination in Ky.

(AP) -- An astronomer argues that his Christian faith and his peers' belief that he is an evolution skeptic kept him from getting a prestigious job as the director of a new student observatory at the University ...

dateDec 17, 2010 in Other
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Fossil record receives new timeline

Beginning around 542 million years ago, a profusion of animals with shells and skeletons began to appear in the fossil record. So many life forms appeared during this time that it is often referred to as the ...

dateNov 10, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Forgotten evolutionist lives in Darwin's shadow

(AP) -- As he trudges past chest-high ferns and butterflies the size of saucers, George Beccaloni scours a jungle hilltop overlooking the South China Sea for signs of a long-forgotten Victorian-era scientist.

dateJun 28, 2009 in Evolution
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Texas board hears testimony on science standards

(AP) -- Tensions over the teaching of evolution are simmering as the State Board of Education begins the final stretch in the process of adopting new classroom science curriculum standards.

dateMar 26, 2009 in Other
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Why didn't Darwin discover Mendel's laws?

Mendel solved the logic of inheritance in his monastery garden with no more technology than Darwin had in his garden at Down House. So why couldn't Darwin have done it too? A Journal of Biology article argues that Darwin ...

dateFeb 27, 2009 in Evolution
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