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  • Biologist Richard Dawkins on the evolution debate

    Biologist Richard Dawkins on the evolution debate
    In the 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin's landmark book, "On the Origin of Species," researchers have accrued massive amounts of evidence in support of evolution and the mechanics behind the process. Yet today only 4 in 10 Americans...
  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
  • Sounding Off: More than 300 job applications and counting

    Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. The latest description of the employment challenged is the term "in transition." According to the Advanced English Dictionary, "transition" means, "A change from one place or state or subject or stage to...
  • 'Legion' star Paul Bettany raids the mini-bar: 'I can't be an angel. Ask my wife'

     
    For our entertainment this weekend, Paul Bettany will be waging his own personal battle between heaven and earth. The handsome Brit’s image as the assault-rifle-toting archangel Michael in the doomsday fantasy “Legion” has been inescapable of late....
  • Genius and hypochondria

     
    What do Charlotte Brontë, Marcel Proust and Charles Darwin have in common? They were all hypochondriacs, according to Irish author Brian Dillon. In our pages today, Heller McAlpin reviews "The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives"; the book, she writes:...
  • Lean, green killing machine: The inner life of the Venus flytrap

     
    As a kid, I tried to raise a Venus flytrap purchased from the back of a comic book, but tragically, I never got to see it in action. Nope, I never got to see it chew up and burp out an insect victim like that giant, homicidal Venusian in "Little Shop of...
  • UC Irvine researcher Francisco Ayala wins Templeton Prize

     
    Francisco Ayala, an acclaimed researcher at UC Irvine, has won the 2010 Templeton Prize, awarded annually in recognition of achievements in affirming spirituality, it was announced Thursday. The prize is worth $1.6 million, which Ayala said he would...
  • Frog without lungs, 'love dart'-shooting slug among species discovered in Borneo

     
    A lungless frog, a frog that flies and a slug that shoots love darts are among 123 new species found in Borneo since 2007 in a project to conserve one of the oldest rain forests in the world. A report......
  • Kissin' cousins meant health problems for Charles Darwin's children, researchers say

     
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  • Unnatural selection: Darwin's family tree had twisted roots

     
    Irony of ironies: He may have been the father of evolutionary theory, but when it came to practicing what he preached, Charles Darwin seemed to have missed his own memo. Charles Darwin often expressed his worries that rather close and widespread...
  • Dana Carvey IS Charles Darwin!

     
    And this Darwin kicks some serious creationist keister… Dana Carvey is “DARWIN” – watch more funny videos...