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Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution - The New York Review of Books


The New York Review of Books
In Lamarck's view, the evolution of life depends on variation and the accumulation of small, gradual changes. These are also at the center of Darwin's theory of evolution, yet Darwin wrote that Lamarck's ideas were “veritable rubbish.” Darwinian ...

Scientists Kick Off Synthetic Biology Project to Make Virus-Resistant Super Cells - Singularity Hub


Singularity Hub
Their agenda? Creating “superhero” human cells impervious to all viral attacks and possibly other killers—radiation, freezing, aging, or even cancer. The trick isn't super-soldier serum. Instead, the team is relying on tools from synthetic biology to ...

Meet Ynes Mexia, late-blooming botanist whose adventures rivaled Darwin's - Massive


Massive
Despite these challenges, she collected a mind-blowing number of specimens, including 500 on her very first trip - the same number of specimens that Darwin brought back from his Beagle voyage. Throughout her career, Mexia collected more than 150,000 ...

Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches

Arlington - United States

Uses Darwin's Finches to illustrate the process, whereby species evolve rapidly to exploit empty niches.

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Wikipedia: Adaptive Radiation
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Hyperlinked article about adaptive radiation, the rapid speciation of a single or a few species to fill many ecological niches.

Evolution Library: Adaptive Radiation
United States

Collection of articles, interviews, and links addressing the process by which species evolve rapidly to exploit empty ecospace.

Adaptive Radiation and Hybridization in the Hawaiian Silversword Alliance
United States

Looks at how this species, exhibiting an extraordinary range of anatomical, morphological, and ecological adaptations, evolved from a single ancestor that colonized Hawaii by way of long-distance dispersal from North America.

Wildlife: Island Life: Darwin's Finches
United Kingdom

Article describing the variations between the populations of finches from different islands in the Galapagos.

Darwin Country: Darwin, Charles (1809-82)
United Kingdom

Biography, timeline and portrait from Shrewsbury Museums Service.

United States

Designed for everyone with an interest in finches.

Biology, Keeping, and Breeding of Carduelan Finches.
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Articles, photos, and links for Carduelan finches.

International Society for Adaptive Behavior
United Kingdom

ISAB is an international scientific society devoted to education and furthering research on adaptive behavior in animals, animats, software agents, and robots.

Self-organization in Adaptive Systems Department of Nonlinear Dynamics
Germany

Herrmann lab at the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Germany. Research includes self-organized criticality in behavioral control and in the activity dynamics of neural networks, and computational modeling in cognitive psychology.

Radiation of the First Animals
United States

Illustrated lecture transcript by Dr. Jere Lipps. Discussion of the evolutionary record of the pre-Cambrian period and the Cambrian explosion, including the traces and impacts of non-skeletal life forms.