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Power of evolution: Scientists are trying to answer why and how did our ancestors lose their tails
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Power of evolution: Scientists are trying to answer why and how did our ancestors lose their tails

Researchers have identified more than 30 genes involved in the development of tails in various species, from an iguana’s long whip to the stub on a Manx cat.

Charles Darwin might've got sexual selection backwards, new research suggests
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Charles Darwin might've got sexual selection backwards, new research suggests

The link between sexual selection and sex ratios were true but sexual selection is most pronounced when mates are abundant.

Galapagos island receives 36 endangered giant tortoises bred in captivity, quarantined
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Galapagos island receives 36 endangered giant tortoises bred in captivity, quarantined

The animals were quarantined and tested for disease and parasites before their release, to prevent any spread to the native fauna.

Human ancestor Ardi may have 'swung from trees' like chimps till 4.4 mn years ago
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Human ancestor Ardi may have 'swung from trees' like chimps till 4.4 mn years ago

A huge evolutionary leap was found between the hands of Ardi, and all later hominins, indicating a critical time for human evolution.

Two Charles Darwin's books go missing form Cambridge University's library
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Two Charles Darwin's books go missing form Cambridge University's library

It was first listed missing in 2001 after the booked were moved to be photographed but were thought to be misplaced within the library itself.

Wild tales: In new book, Janaki Lenin explores fascinating animal behaviour through a scientific lens
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Wild tales: In new book, Janaki Lenin explores fascinating animal behaviour through a scientific lens

Janaki Lenin's book Every Creature Has a Story is a compilation of 50 essays on various unique behavioural patterns observed and documented by wildlife scientists across the globe.

Red deers are evolving to give birth earlier because of warming climate
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Red deers are evolving to give birth earlier because of warming climate

Female deers that gave birth earlier increase their chances of reproductive success they also have more babies.

The meaning to life? A Darwinian existentialist has his answers
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The meaning to life? A Darwinian existentialist has his answers

When I meet my nonexistent God, I shall say to Him: ‘God, you gave me talents and it’s been a hell of a lot of fun using them. Thank you.’

Theory of evolution from Dashavatar superior to Darwin's: Andhra University VC
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Theory of evolution from Dashavatar superior to Darwin's: Andhra University VC

Darwin's theory of marine life to man pales against Ram morphing into "politically nuanced" Krishna: Rao

Gene study of the Galapagos giant tortoise hints at secrets to longevity, ageing
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Gene study of the Galapagos giant tortoise hints at secrets to longevity, ageing

Learning Lonesome George's secrets to longevity could help restore dwindling giant tortoise numbers.

Three newly identified snake species named after Charles Darwin, Green god of fire Hephaestus, American professor Robert Thomas
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Three newly identified snake species named after Charles Darwin, Green god of fire Hephaestus, American professor Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas, an environmental biologist and head of head of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University, New Orleans, is being honoured by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him.

Stephen Hawking's ashes lie among the science greats Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton
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Stephen Hawking's ashes lie among the science greats Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton

Hawking was interred in the abbey's Scientists' Corner, beneath a stone inscribed: "Here lies what was mortal of Stephen Hawking'' .

Time travelers from the future are invited to Stephen Hawking's memorial service in Westminster Abbey
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Time travelers from the future are invited to Stephen Hawking's memorial service in Westminster Abbey

London blogger IanVisits was among those who noticed that the application allows people born more than 20 years into the future to come.

Stephen Hawking's ashes to be buried near graves of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey
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Stephen Hawking's ashes to be buried near graves of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey

Stephen Hawking's ashes will be buried near the graves of fellow British scientists Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey, it was announced on Tuesday

No proposal to remove Darwin's theory of evolution from curriculum, Satyapal Singh tells Rajya Sabha
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No proposal to remove Darwin's theory of evolution from curriculum, Satyapal Singh tells Rajya Sabha

"CBSE has intimated that Charles Darwin's evolution of species is a part of the curriculum under the elective subject of Biology for class 12," Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh said in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.

Of monkeys and men: A concise look at Darwin's Theory of Evolution and its criticisms
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Of monkeys and men: A concise look at Darwin's Theory of Evolution and its criticisms

Statements such as the recent ones by Satyapal Singh statement piggyback on many misconceptions about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, which has stood the test of time for over 150+ years | #FirstCulture

Satyapal Singh's evolution remarks: Monkeying around with education will make Indian students a laughing stock
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Satyapal Singh's evolution remarks: Monkeying around with education will make Indian students a laughing stock

On Friday, Union minister Satyapal Singh claimed that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was "scientifically wrong" and it needed to be changed in school and college curriculum.

Satyapal Singh's remarks on evolution: Scientists say change in school curriculum 'retrograde step', no dispute on Darwin's theory
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Satyapal Singh's remarks on evolution: Scientists say change in school curriculum 'retrograde step', no dispute on Darwin's theory

Indian scientists disputed Union minister Satyapal Singh's remark that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of man was "scientifically wrong", saying that his statement was made without any scientific basis

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution wrong, nobody saw apes turning into man: Satyapal Singh
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Charles Darwin's theory of evolution wrong, nobody saw apes turning into man: Satyapal Singh

Satyapal Singh, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, said our ancestors have nowhere mentioned that they saw an ape turning into a man

The labour and loss that went into understanding genetics: Read Siddhartha Mukherjee's 'The Gene'
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The labour and loss that went into understanding genetics: Read Siddhartha Mukherjee's 'The Gene'

In The Gene, Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee weaves together the discoveries made by various scientists in their quest to understand genes.