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Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2017
Researchers are trying to recreate an extinct species of the lumbering reptiles by breeding closely related species that contain traces of the lost lineage’s DNA.
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
A synthetic interview with the father of evolutionary theory, now available as a smartphone app, teaches students and the public about the famed biologist.
Chat With Charlie
Staff | Feb 1, 2016
See a preview of the app that lets you ask questions of a virtual Charles Darwin.
Jenny Rood | Feb 12, 2015
Full genomes of Darwin’s Galápagos finches reveal a critical gene for beak shape and three overlooked species.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Sep 1, 2014
September 2014's selection of notable quotes
Books on the
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 7, 2014
Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.
The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.
How, If, and Why Species Form
Tim Rogers, Alan J. McKane, Axel G. Rossberg | Nov 1, 2013
Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.
Flying Frog, 1855
Kate Yandell | May 1, 2013
Alfred Russel Wallace, Darwin’s unheralded codiscoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection, found inspiration in the specimens he collected on his travels.