| Nov 1, 2008
Science historian Dan Lewis opened the green cloth cover of "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin's classic work on evolutionary biology, and flipped to Page 20.
And there, in the 11th line of text, was the telltale typo: "Speceies."
| Apr 16, 2008
Today, Shermer and Lukianoff discuss efforts to include "intelligent design" and other such hypotheses in classroom curricula. Previously, they weighed allegations of instructor bias in college classrooms and debated what roles a school might have in...
| Apr 28, 2008
From the earliest days of exploration, mariners in Chile's cool southern waters marveled at the abundance of whales. A Jesuit naturalist wrote of the sea "boiling" with the spouts of the leviathans.
Among 19th century Nantucket boatmen, the island of...
| Mar 15, 2010
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...
| Oct 10, 2009
Archaeopteryx, believed for 150 years to have been the first bird, was probably only a feathered dinosaur that had great difficulty getting off the ground when it lived 150 million years ago, researchers reported this week in the journal PLoS One....
| Nov 4, 2009
In the 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin's landmark book, "On the Origin of Species," researchers have accrued massive amounts of evidence in support of evolution and the mechanics behind the process. Yet today only 4 in 10 Americans...
| Jan 24, 2010
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...
| Jan 31, 2010
Rewilding the World
Dispatches From the Conservation Revolution
Metropolitan Books: 402 pp., $28.50
Coyote at the Kitchen Door
Living With Wildlife in Suburbia
Harvard University Press: 224 pp., $24.95
| Feb 3, 2010
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'...