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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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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's ...

dateFeb 27, 2009 in Evolution
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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 to his death, ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Other
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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 of Kentucky.

dateDec 17, 2010 in Other
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Rat kill in Galapagos Islands targets 180 million

(AP)—The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Chilean authorities say—and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.

dateNov 14, 2012 in Ecology
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