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  • Feature

    Molecular Evolution

    Charles Darwin didn’t know about genes and DNA. In fact, hardly anyone noticed when Gregor Mendel, a monk whose pea experiments eventually led to modern genetics, published his findings in an obscure journal a few years after Darwin’s On the Origin of Species appeared in 1859. It would take nearly a century more before James Watson and Francis Crick deciphered the structure of DNA, the...

    10/16/2010 - 21:19 Evolution, Molecular Evolution, Animals
  • Science Future

    Science Future for January 31, 2009

    February 7–15 Wonders of Physics annual show at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Visit February 12 A global celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday. Visit February 14–15 Take your valentine on a simulated Mars mission at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, Calif. Visit

    02/27/2009 - 15:32
  • Feature

    Darwin Web Special PDFs

    All files are saved as PDFs.  Please download Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view these files.Darwin Special : Complete PackageHigh Quality (23.7MB) | Low Quality (1.7MB) Darwin Turns 200 (Tom Siegfried)High Quality (3.0MB) | Low Quality (217KB)Evolution's Evolution (Rachel Ehrenberg)High Quality (3.9MB) | Low Quality (310KB)Molecular Evolution (Tina Hesman Saey)High Quality (7.1MB) | Low Quality (...

    01/31/2009 - 09:56 Evolution
  • Reviews & Previews

    The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz

    A scientist from an asexual alien race provides a primer on genetics in this graphic novel for teenagers.Hill and Wang, 2009, 150 p., $14.95

    01/30/2009 - 17:13
  • Reviews & Previews

    Evolution: A Little History of a Great Idea by Gerard Cheshire

    A compact guide with one-page chapters covering natural selection, epigenetics, the anthropic principle and everything in between.Walker & Company, 2008, 58 p., $12

    01/30/2009 - 17:13
  • Reviews & Previews

    The Dominant Animal - Human Evolution and the Environment Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich

    How human culture has shaped the environment, and how the environment has, in turn, shaped evolution.

    Island Press, 2008, 428 p., $35

    01/30/2009 - 17:12
  • Reviews & Previews

    Voyages of Discovery: A Visual Celebration of Ten of the Greatest Natural History Expeditions by Dr. Tony Rice

    Artwork and photographs from the collection of the Natural History Museum in London document three centuries of exploration.

    Firefly Books, 2008, 335 p., $39.95

    01/30/2009 - 17:12
  • Comment

    Darwin’s natural selection redefined the idea of design

    Charles Darwin is not around today to explain his views to critics who decry evolution on religious grounds. But among his voluminous writings and correspondence are occasional passages that indicate how he might have answered if questions on such matters were posed to him today.

    Science News Editor in Chief Tom Siegfried composed the following questions about Darwin’s religious beliefs...

    01/17/2009 - 15:35 Evolution
  • Feature

    SN Special : Darwin turns 200

    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.

    Read features from the special edition Darwin’s life and science, followed by fivereports from the frontiers of research in evolutionary science | GoDownload a...
    01/16/2009 - 22:46
  • Reviews & Previews

    Book Review: Charles Darwin: The ‘Beagle’ Letters by Frederick Burkhardt (Editor)

    Charles Darwin was a prolific letter writer — not unusual in his day, of course, before telephones, e-mail and Facebook. A little less usual is the degree to which his correspondence has been preserved, and so widely read.

    Darwin died in 1882, and collecting and assessing Darwinabilia has been a passion for historians of both science and culture ever since. The bicentennial...

    01/16/2009 - 21:42