Charles Darwin

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How Charles Darwin got sexual selection wrong | Letter
Letter: The theory needs to be updated by incorporating recent genetic breakthroughs and viewing the process through a female lens, says Heather Remoff


08, Jul, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Evolutionary biologists are ever adapting to progress in science | Letter
Letter: Many discoveries since the modern synthesis have been incorporated into evolutionary biology without substantially changing its major tenets, write Brian Charlesworth, Deborah Charlesworth and Jerry Coyne


05, Jul, 2022 @4:55 PM

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Scientists are still fleshing out Darwin’s theory of evolution | Letters
Letters: There can be no one unifying theory, writes Prof Jonathan Bard, while Nicholas Maxwell looks to the role of purposive actions and Pete Bibby says the fittest theory will survive


01, Jul, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Do we need a new theory of evolution?
The long read: A new wave of scientists argues that mainstream evolutionary theory needs an urgent overhaul. Their opponents have dismissed them as misguided careerists – and the conflict may determine the future of biology

Stephen Buranyi

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Control by Adam Rutherford review – a warning from history about eugenics
To know the story of this dark science is to inoculate ourselves against its being repeated, argues the science writer and broadcaster

Katy Guest

10, Feb, 2022 @2:19 PM

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More than a feeling: why our emotions are crucial to the way we think | Leonard Mlodinow
Emotions enhance our process of reasoning and aid decision-making, says the author and physicist Leonard Mlodinow

Leonard Mlodinow

05, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I will walk 500 miles … in search of Darwin’s ship on the Essex coast
The third leg of the Beach of Dreams walk comes to the historic River Crouch, and the baffling disappearance of HMS Beagle

Kevin Rushby

30, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ban imposed on overseas sale of John Gould’s landmark ornithological studies
Export bar on Gould’s Original Drawings, valued at £1.2m, will run until September to allow domestic institutions time to raise money for purchase

Alison Flood

06, Jul, 2021 @11:44 AM

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Country diary: in the fight to survive, red campion is a surprise battleground
Brancepeth, County Durham: These small flowers are prone to an extraordinary parasite

Phil Gates

16, Jun, 2021 @4:30 AM

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The fight for the Galápagos: race to expand reserve as fishing fleets circle
Ecuador’s president to decide on proposal to expand islands’ marine reserve, seen as vital to protect world heritage site from fishing industry

Dan Collyns in the Galápagos Islands

12, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Under threat: the birthplace of Darwin’s historic theory
Groups including the Geological and Linnean societies say government’s 3,000% rent rise could force them to quit their Burlington House premises after 167 years

Robin McKie and Toby Helm

28, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance – yet its errors, particularly on sex, now make for uncomfortable reading

Adam Rutherford

13, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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