Book Excerpt From <em>How to Be Animal</em>
Book Excerpt From How to Be Animal
In Chapter 1, “The Indelible Stamp,” author Melanie Challenger addresses the idea of human exceptionalism.
Book Excerpt From How to Be Animal
Book Excerpt From How to Be Animal

In Chapter 1, “The Indelible Stamp,” author Melanie Challenger addresses the idea of human exceptionalism.

In Chapter 1, “The Indelible Stamp,” author Melanie Challenger addresses the idea of human exceptionalism.

Darwin
Lessons from Darwin&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mischievous&rdquo; Birds
Lessons from Darwin’s “Mischievous” Birds
Jonathan Meiburg | Mar 1, 2021
An unsung group of South American falcons yields clues to the prehistory of a continent, and hints at secrets of the avian brain.
Modern Synthesis, 1937
Modern Synthesis, 1937
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
Theodosius Dobzhansky’s work in population genetics influenced how genetics and natural selection were combined in evolutionary biology.
Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?
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.
iDarwin
iDarwin
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
Chat With Charlie
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2016
See a preview of the app that lets you ask questions of a virtual Charles Darwin.
Finch Findings
Finch Findings
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
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2014
September 2014's selection of notable quotes
Books on the <em>Beagle</em>
Books on the Beagle
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 
Finch-Powered Fumigation
Finch-Powered Fumigation
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.