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grasshopper speciesDifferent species of Chorthippus grasshopper that closely resemble each other

Where do new species come from?

... it comes to the formation of new species... Since Charles Darwin and other scientists of the 19th Century drafted the ... rapidly. For the first evolutionary biologists such as Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace, the emergence of new ... was a process that could only be witnessed with the eyes. Darwin understood that the birds on several islands of the ...

The Science of Wine Tasting

... in the orchid to produce such an amazing chain of events. Darwin was fascinated by the unusual lengths to which orchids ... the beauty of the flower and considering its structure, Darwin predict the existence of a specialized moth with a ... like a straw, could reach the inaccessible nectar. After Darwin's death, scientists discovered a moth with an ...

Cepaea nemoralis: Grove Snail or Brown Lipped Snail. Dormant pair on a tree trunk in Gamlingay Wood, Cambridgeshire, England, illustrating the variation in colouration of banded morphisms.

Evolution in action: the polymorphism paradox

Darwin’s theory of evolution underpins all of biology from ... up by a phrase first coined by Herbert Spencer and used by Darwin in later editions of ‘On the Origin of Species’ ... Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 8: 109‐143 Darwin’s theory of evolution underpins all of biology from ...

Evolution, ape skeletons. Gibbon now shown at natural size.

Survival of the least unwell

In 1859 Charles Darwin published “ On the origin of species ”, arguably ... is, essentially, hedging its bets. Five years after Darwin published his magnum opus, Darwin's contemporary, the biologist and evolutionist Herbert ...

The Red Queen's race

Evolution Through the Looking Glass

Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is one of ...

Science plus Art: more than the sum of their parts?

... than on any other topic - quite apart from the fact that Darwin holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the ...

San Francisco Mission District burning in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

The San Andreas' fault - or ours?

... is the father of plate tectonics; he is to seismology what Darwin is to biology. One would expect that his work would ...

Music to my ears: how language evolved

... mankind to perceive, recollect and mimic sounds. Charles Darwin, and many scholars after him, have suggested that ...

Portrait painting of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1732–1800) by the American painter Gilbert Stuart.

Looking Left, Thinking Right ?

... sword? 26. What was the name of the ship on which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage to the Galapagos? 27. What's ... (19%) 26. What was the name of the ship on which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage to the Galapagos? Beagle (14%) ...

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What is the purpose of sexual reproduction ?

... are more likely to be passed on. This is the basis of Darwin's theory of evolution and the mechanism by which it ...

The Tectonics of the Sumatran earthquakes

... University in his lecture 'Surviving Natural Disasters' at Darwin College, Cambridge. Will the warning systems, ...

Figure 1: An artist's view of a planet around a red dwarf star

A Whole New World

... detection? NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder and ESA's DARWIN space mission will launch in 2015. Unlike the majority ...

Author Simon Singh who has been sued for libel following an article in which he asked whether Chiropractic was evidence based.

Silencing Our Science: SOS

... writers that have defied the world to tell us the truth. Darwin's right to free speech allowed him to teach us about ...

Cartoon representation of a nerve cell

Alpha Shock

... the distance. The high-ceilinged room, a loving homage to Darwin's study, was of course empty, the workstations and ...