SN Special : Darwin turns 200

Expanded Web edition

This special Web edition of Science News includes expanded versions of articles from the magazine’s print edition plus two additional features, all commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

Darwin Survives 200 Intro
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Darwin’s Evolution, by Tom Siegfried
Darwin’s Evolution
By Tom Siegfried

Two centuries ago, modern biology’s founding father was born in England. He became the most celebrated scientist of his time, deciphering the records of life’s history from creatures extinct and living and thereby explaining the genesis of life’s diversity.

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Evolution’s Evolution, by Rachel Ehrenberg
Evolution’s Evolution
By Rachel Ehrenberg

Darwin’s dangerous idea has adapted to modern biology.

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Molecular Evolution, by Tina Hesman Saey
Molecular Evolution
By Tina Hesman Saey

Investigating the genetic books of life reveals new details of ‘descent with modification’ and the forces driving it.

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Transitional Evolution, by Sid Perkins
Step-by-step Evolution
By Sid Perkins

Mining the gaps: The in-between fossils are the hardest to find, but they tell the best stories.

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Computing Evolution, by Patrick Barry
Computing Evolution
By Patrick Barry

An extensive look at the mathematics
formulated around Darwin’s ‘Tree of Life,’ his essential diagram of evolution.

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Strange Evolution, by Susan Milius
A Most Private Evolution
By Susan Milius

Dumb designs for sex: Evolutionary biology walks on the weird side

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