Darwin's Entire Library Aboard The HMS Beagle Is Now Available Online

A historian has reconstructed the lost library of books that accompanied Charles Darwin during his five-year scientific voyage across the world, allowing the public to read the more than 400 volumes that served as reference and inspiration for the young naturalist whose theories would revolutionize biology. » 7/17/14 6:55am 7/17/14 6:55am

Charles Darwin ruminates on the pros and cons of marriage

Charles Darwin married his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, in January 1839 — but not before giving it some serious thought. In the months leading up to his marriage proposal in November of 1838, the preeminent naturalist maintained a number of lists, scrawled in his journal, dedicated to the pros and cons of marriage, and the… » 8/14/12 1:20pm 8/14/12 1:20pm

South Korea will remove evolution from its high school textbooks

It appears that the United States is not the only country having a hard time accepting evolution. According to a report in Nature, a South Korean creationist campaign has achieved victory in its efforts to see specific examples of evolution removed from high school text books. Their breakthrough is part of a larger… » 6/05/12 2:30pm 6/05/12 2:30pm

New research demonstrates how humans are still evolving

Since the dawn of agriculture, humans have been making technological advances that insulate us more and more from the selective pressures that once shaped our evolution — but they've also made the question of whether and how human populations are still affected by Darwinian evolution increasingly unclear. » 5/01/12 8:45am 5/01/12 8:45am

How an agnostic, libertarian hypochondriac invented "survival of the…

The most famous philosopher of the Victorian age, Herbert Spencer, coined the term "survival of the fittest", tried to apply the concepts of evolution to human society, and was described by Charles Darwin himself as "twenty times my superior." He was also a shameless hypochondriac, a sadistic prankster, and liked to… » 2/01/11 3:55pm 2/01/11 3:55pm