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  • Unnatural selection: Darwin's family tree had twisted roots

     
    Irony of ironies: He may have been the father of evolutionary theory, but when it came to practicing what he preached, Charles Darwin seemed to have missed his own memo. Charles Darwin often expressed his worries that rather close and widespread...
  • Kissin' cousins meant health problems for Charles Darwin's children, researchers say

     
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  • Frog without lungs, 'love dart'-shooting slug among species discovered in Borneo

     
    A lungless frog, a frog that flies and a slug that shoots love darts are among 123 new species found in Borneo since 2007 in a project to conserve one of the oldest rain forests in the world. A report......
  • Mindo, Ecuador's cloud-forested wonderland

    Mindo, Ecuador's cloud-forested wonderland
    I've often fantasized about retracing the steps of such naturalists as Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt and William Bartram, who saw exotic places and recorded, in detail, the plants and animals they described so vividly on their expeditions. -----...
  • UC Irvine researcher Francisco Ayala wins Templeton Prize

     
    Francisco Ayala, an acclaimed researcher at UC Irvine, has won the 2010 Templeton Prize, awarded annually in recognition of achievements in affirming spirituality, it was announced Thursday. The prize is worth $1.6 million, which Ayala said he would...
  • Tears for more than fears

    Tears for more than fears
    I cry. At mushy Hallmark commercials in which the son finally gets home on Christmas Eve. At weddings because everybody's so happy. At funerals because everybody's so sad. Even watching the Olympics, when I bond with the skaters who get teary because...
  • Lean, green killing machine: The inner life of the Venus flytrap

     
    As a kid, I tried to raise a Venus flytrap purchased from the back of a comic book, but tragically, I never got to see it in action. Nope, I never got to see it chew up and burp out an insect victim like that giant, homicidal Venusian in "Little Shop of...
  • Genius and hypochondria

     
    What do Charlotte Brontë, Marcel Proust and Charles Darwin have in common? They were all hypochondriacs, according to Irish author Brian Dillon. In our pages today, Heller McAlpin reviews "The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives"; the book, she writes:...
  • 'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon

    'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon
    One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
  • 'Rewilding the World' by Caroline Fraser and 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door' by Stephen DeStefano

    'Rewilding the World' by Caroline Fraser and 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door' by Stephen DeStefano
    Rewilding the World Dispatches From the Conservation Revolution Caroline Fraser Metropolitan Books: 402 pp., $28.50 Coyote at the Kitchen Door Living With Wildlife in Suburbia Stephen DeStefano Harvard University Press: 224 pp., $24.95 "Over the...
  • Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'

    Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'
    Fans of Eddie Izzard and his over-the-top-fabulousness beware: His attire on stage at the Nokia Theatre this weekend will be a decided departure from his earlier flamboyance. Wrapping up lunch at a Lower East Side bistro, Izzard warns that on this...