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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 ...

Mitochondrial cyclophilin D regulates T cell metabolic responses and disease tolerance to tuberculosis - Science


Science
Since the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) over a century ago, great progress has been made in defining mechanisms of host resistance to tuberculosis (TB). By contrast, our understanding of how 90 to 95% of infected individuals live with ...

The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live - New York Times


New York Times
“We think the nucleolus plays an important role in regulating the life span of animals,” said Adam Antebi, a cellular biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Germany. He's an author of a new review published last week in Trends ...

Darwin: Who Wants to Live a Million Years?

United States

Learn about natural selection through this Science Channel interactive game, Who Wants to Live a Million Years?

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Darwin's Living Legacy -- Evolutionary Theory 150 Years Later
United States

Scientific American looks at the life and work of Charles Darwin, the Victorian amateur who undertook a lifetime pursuit of meticulous observation and thought about the natural world, producing a theory that still drives the contemporary scientific agenda.

Million Paws Walk
Australia

Pet-walking, fundraising event for the RSPCA.

United Kingdom

Information on House Sparrow decline from The British Trust for Ornithology.

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

Biography, timeline and portrait from Shrewsbury Museums Service.

Dogs: The Early Years
United States

NATURE presents an incisive look at the breeding, behavior, and training of humankind's best friend.

Double helix: 50 years of DNA
United States

Articles, photos, and interviews from the journal "Nature" presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the description of the structure of DNA.

The Humongous Fungus, Ten Years Later
United States

Article by Tom Volk on several colonies of Armillaria competing to be considered the largest living organism.

United States

Animal Planet special feature that lets you learn about Jane Goodall's historic observations and meet the chimpanzees of Gombe.

World's Hardiest Organisms to Face 3 Years in Space
United States

News from Popular Mechanics that a Russian spaceship that will visit one of Mars' moons will carry tardigrades and some other hardy organisms there and back

Prehistoric Hunter: Tauravel Man 450, 000 Years Ago
France

Tells the story of the 1971 discovery of Tautavel Man, an early human skeleton found in France's Arago Cave.