Some great news • How the internet is supposed to work • Darwin plays backgammon • Links and book reviews • a necessary owl
In which Darwin gets to work on species, and I disappear down a research rabbit-hole. With loads of links to recent Darwin- and evolution-related stories.
Darwin reads Malthus · mass extinctions · earthworms · Gilbert White · Lonesome George · lichen · zebras · Neanderthals · life on Venus? · bats · book reviews · and more…
To mark Charles Darwin’s 211th birthday, some thoughts on his 1871 classic, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, an unlikely anecdote about a snail, plus all the usual book reviews and links to Darwin-related news stories.
Our second newsletter marks the 159th anniversary of the publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’…
Totally awesome three-part series about some rather special islands.
Pink iguana rewrites family tree.
Darwin first sets foot on the Galápagos Islands.
Pinta tortoise DNA found on another Galapagos island.