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Black and white photo of Charles Darwin in his later years with a beard on the top left. Top right, drawing of Darwin's first evolutionary tree.
During the Darwin family's 1868 holiday in her Isle of Wight cottage, Julia Margaret Cameron took portraits showing the bushy beard Darwin grew between 1862 and 1866.

Podcast l Darwin and Evolution by Natural Selection

This is our Podcast on Darwin & Evolution by Natural Selection celebrating Darwin Day on February 12, and World Evolution Day on November 24.

The colorful Polycarpa aurata sits in a bed of white bryozoans (Triphyllozoon inornatum).

Unveiling the Power of Friction In A Marine Organism

Researchers at ISTA's Heisenberg group have shed light on a remarkable phenomenon: how sea squirt oocytes utilize internal friction to jumpstart development after fertilization, a finding published in...

A close up of a double helix strand of DNA in gold

Evolution may not be as random as we thought

Evolution may not be as random as we thought according to a new study that analysed the pangenome of a single bacterium.

One of the organoids in the experiment conducted by linking brain cells to computer chips. Credit: Cai et al., Nat. Electron., 2023

A human brain cell was put on a chip and can now do math

A human brain cell was put on a chip and can now do math and understand speech. Known as Brainoware, it demonstrates the power of the brain.

Different varieties and colours of maize / corn on the con line up. Photo by Sunira Moses on Unsplash

Indigenous Mexicans migrated to California 5,200 years ago bringing languages with them, according to DNA

Indigenous Mexicans migrated to California 5,200 years ago, likely bringing their languages with them, according to ancient DNA.

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