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Lonesome George, the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise, has died at his home in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists believe he was more than 100 years old.

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Close encounters in the Galapagosupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 18:17:00

For close encounters of the furry, feathered, or scaly kind, there's no place on the planet quite like the Galapagos Islands.

Tibetan DNA study reveals human evolutionupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 06:49:00

Ethnic Tibetans' ability to thrive in high altitudes with low oxygen is the fastest genetic change ever observed in humans, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science.

Review: 'Creation' has no sparkupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 08:11:00

People who invent something big and bold and earth-shattering -- it could be the light-bulb, rock 'n' roll, or the theory of evolution -- tend to be powerful figures with implacable, high-and-mighty egos. That's one of the reasons we like watching dramatizations of their lives.

Darwin and the case for 'militant atheism'updated: Wed Nov 25 2009 08:37:00

On November 24, 1859, the first edition of a book that would shake the most deeply established beliefs about life was published in London. What would eventually be known as "The Origin of Species" was the opening shot in a debate that hasn't ended, even 150 years later.

Case for 'militant' atheismupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 08:37:00

Oxford professor Richard Dawkins urges all atheists to fight the incursion of religion into politics and science.

Dawkins on evolutionupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 07:34:00

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins discusses evolution versus creationism with CNN's Max Foster.

Dawkins: Evangelist an 'idiot' on evolutionupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 07:34:00

A Christian evangelist branded an idiot by atheist biologist Richard Dawkins for trying to refute Charles Darwin's theory of evolution has brushed off the criticism.

Pro-Darwin consensus doesn't rule out intelligent designupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 20:36:00

While we officially celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, celebrations of Darwin's legacy have actually been building in intensity for several years. Darwin is not just an important 19th century scientific thinker. Increasingly, he is a cultural icon.

Actor blasts evolutionupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 20:36:00

Former teen idol Kirk Cameron is on a crusade to debunk evolution. CNN's Carol Costello reports.

Religion, evolution can live side by sideupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 22:59:00

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, 1859. All 1,250 copies of the initial print run of the book were scooped up by readers eager to see the British naturalist going rogue with his radical new theory of evolution, "By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life," in the book's full title.

Pterodactyl fossil fills gaps in evolutionary taleupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 20:48:00

Scientists say a very rare find of some 20 fossilized pterodactyls has produced the first clear evidence of a controversial theory of evolution.

Oldest human skeleton offers new clues to evolutionupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 12:16:00

The oldest-known hominid skeleton was a 4-foot-tall female who walked upright more than 4 million years ago and offers new clues to how humans may have evolved, scientists say.

Why women have sexupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 10:18:00

CNN took to the streets to ask real women why they have sex.

Love, pleasure, duty: Why women have sexupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 10:18:00

What makes a woman want to have sex? Is it physical attraction? Love? Loneliness? Jealousy? Boredom? Painful menstrual cramps? Kirk Cameron Stands Behind Controversial Darwin Statementsupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 22:07:00

But the Growing Pains star says he'd be okay if his kids believed in evolution

What's happening to puffins?updated: Thu Jul 02 2009 22:49:00

British scientists try to find out why puffin population has dramatically declined by using GPS. Annabel Roberts reports.

Could a warming world lead to pocket-sized sheep?updated: Thu Jul 02 2009 22:49:00

Changing winter conditions are causing Scotland's wild Soay sheep to get smaller, according to a study that suggests climate change can trump natural selection.

Texas board comes down on 2 sides of creationism debateupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 23:11:00

Dueling theories of how the universe was created got a split decision Friday night from the Texas Board of Education, which required examination of "all sides of scientific evidence" in new science standards, but rejected language requiring teachers to teach the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories.

Science standards challenging evolution debated in Texasupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 12:16:00

The Texas Board of Education this week will vote on science standards that critics say seek to cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

Evolve your plans to mark Darwin's 200thupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 16:44:00

British naturalist Charles Darwin shocked Victorian society when he suggested that humans evolved from animals over millions of years, and his theories still spark controversy.

Darwin still making waves 200 years laterupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 10:44:00

Before there was an extensive fossil record, DNA sequencing or even a basic understanding of genetics, there was Charles Darwin.

10 ideas that changed the worldupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 08:05:00

Imagine a world without zero: The magic number that has given us everything from simple algebra to quantum physics, which forms the basis of modern computing in binary code and which, less profoundly, but perhaps more importantly, lets us know when we've drained our bank account with one too many shopping trips. Ancient Camel Bone Unearthed in Syriaupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 17:00:00

Scientists have unearthed a camel jawbone in the Syrian desert that they think may be a previously unknown tiny species of the animal and say dates back a million years Gene Domino Effect Behind Brain, Pancreatic Tumors updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 18:00:00

Scientists have mapped the cascade of genetic changes that turn normal cells in the brain and pancreas into two of the most lethal cancers

Body proves Bigfoot no myth, hunters sayupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 10:05:00

A policeman and a former corrections officer say that on Friday they will unveil evidence of what they claim is their biggest find ever: the body of Bigfoot. World's Smallest Snake in Barbadosupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 18:30:00

A U.S. scientist said Sunday he has discovered the globe's tiniest species of snake in the easternmost Caribbean island of Barbados

Scientists: Humans and machines will merge in futureupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 17:36:00

A group of experts from around the world will hold a first of its kind conference Thursday on global catastrophic risks. Fossil of Oldest 4-Legged Creature Foundupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 20:30:00

Scientists unearthed a skull of the most primitive four-legged creature in Earth's history, which should help them better understand the evolution of fish to advanced animals that walk on land Fla. Schools OK 'Evolution' Termupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 11:00:00

Florida's public school science standards for the first time will use the word "evolution"

Is human evolution accelerating?updated: Mon Dec 17 2007 11:15:00

Evolution isn't finished with us. Scientists using data from the HapMap Project, a large scale effort to identify variations in human genes, have discovered evidence that evolution is actually accelerating.

Let the Web lead you to Chicago's finestupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 22:17:00

Summer heat is winding down on the Lake Michigan lakefront and winter's cold wind is still months away, making this a great time to visit Chicago. And a few minutes on the Internet will show you there's more than enough going on to keep you entertained.

Earthships: Future-proof buildingsupdated: Sun Sep 02 2007 21:25:00

Half buried in the dry, red earth of New Mexico, are a series of buildings, unconventional in appearance and radical in design. They're Earthships -- sustainable, self-sufficient homes -- and the 50 or so that are scattered outside the New Mexico town of Taos constitute the Earthship world community. Fossils Paint Messy Picture of Evolutionupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 16:00:00

Surprising fossils dug up in Africa are creating messy kinks in the iconic straight line of human evolution with its knuckle-dragging ape and briefcase-carrying man A Monkey Advocate Lands Behind Bars updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 10:55:00

A famed Brazilian scientist goes to jail for stealing jungle animals. But he says his conviction is pure monkey business Giant Birdlike Dinosaur Fossil Foundupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 13:30:00

The remains of a giant, birdlike dinosaur as tall as the formidable tyrannosaur have been found in China, a surprising discovery that indicates a more complicated evolutionary process for birds than originally thought

Debate evolves into religious discussionupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 21:26:00

During the first GOP presidential debate last month in California, three Republican candidates raised eyebrows by indicating they did not subscribe to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

'Sobots': Uncorking the robotic genie in a bottleupdated: Sun Apr 29 2007 23:16:00

Robots are clever at doing things, but they're rather short on personality. But what if a machine could think or feel for itself?

The insider's guide to Ecuador's electionsupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 03:50:00

Rafael Correa, a leftist nationalist who is friendly with Venezuela's anti-U.S. president, defeated banana tycoon Alvaro Noboa in Ecuador's presidential runoff on Sunday, partial results indicated. Here is our guide to the country and the vote.

The rise of the 'New Atheists'updated: Wed Nov 08 2006 12:13:00

If you'd wanted to write a holiday season bestseller this year, your best bet would have been to write dieting guide or a self-help book.

God vs. science: Can religion stand up to the test?updated: Sun Nov 05 2006 03:12:00

( -- It's a debate that long predates Darwin, but the anti-religion position is being promoted with increasing insistence by scientists angered by intelligent design and excited, perhaps intoxicated, by their disciplines' increasing ability to map, quantify and change the nature of human experience.

Ferrets help understand bird fluupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 19:19:00

Initial results from tests using ferrets suggest the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has to undergo complex genetic changes before it could develop into a pandemic flu virus.

Bird flu-human flu virus mix doesn't transmit easily in animal testupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 18:57:00

Tests using ferrets suggest that the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has to undergo complex genetic changes before it could develop into a pandemic flu virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lung cancer rare in nonsmokersupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 09:11:00

Although Dana Reeve said that she had never smoked, most lung cancers are associated with smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.

'Lost world' found in jungleupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 02:23:00

Scientists say they have found a "Lost World" in an Indonesian mountain jungle, home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants.

Toobin: 'A very important precedent'updated: Tue Dec 20 2005 12:14:00

A public school cannot mandate "intelligent design," a concept critics liken to creationism, for its science classes, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday.

Judge rules against 'intelligent design' in science classupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 11:32:00

A Pennsylvania school district cannot teach in science classes a concept that says some aspects of science were created by a supernatural being, a federal judge has ruled.

CNNMoney: Getting 'intelligent' at GMupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 08:27:00

Intelligent design may be of questionable value for schools and universities but it is exactly what General Motors needs!

Kansas school board redefines scienceupdated: Tue Nov 08 2005 16:17:00

At the risk of re-igniting the same heated nationwide debate it sparked six years ago, the Kansas Board of Education approved new public school science standards Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

'Intelligent design' goes on trialupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 10:07:00

A school district is undermining science education by raising false doubts about evolution and offering "intelligent design" as an alternative explanation for life's origins, a biologist testified at the start of a landmark trial.

Tech to help uncover new speciesupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 10:45:00

A group of London-based scientists hope computer software they are creating will help uncover previously unknown plant and animal species.

Towards a manned mission to Marsupdated: Thu May 12 2005 09:58:00

At the beginning of 2001, with Mars Express (MEx) and Beagle 2 progressing well towards what everyone thought would be an epic journey to Mars, the European Space Agency (ESA) called together a group of 10 Experts in Space Exploration.

CNNMoney: Monkey businessupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 13:46:00

How much would you pay to name a new species? It's a mammal. Now how much would you pay? Not only is it a mammal, it's a monkey, a cute, furry little primate from the Bolivian rainforest.

Baby talk could be key to languageupdated: Thu Dec 23 2004 10:06:00

A Florida anthropologist believes she can explain the origin of "baby talk," and claims it could have triggered the development of language far earlier than commonly believed.

Fossil may be ancestor of humans, apesupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 13:54:00

Scientists in Spain announced Thursday that they've unearthed a 13 million-year-old fossilized skeleton of an ape that is possibly a common ancestor of humans and great apes, including orangutans, bonobos, chimps and gorillas.

Apollo 11 crew recalls giant leap 35 years laterupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 12:17:00

Thirty-five years have passed since the landing on the moon, one of the 20th century's most indelible moments.

Pinker says it's nature, not nurtureupdated: Fri Apr 16 2004 09:35:00

According to Steven Pinker, every human exclamation, every chuckle, every expression of love stems not from life experience, but from millions of years of human development.

Fortune: May We Offer You Our Net Business? First came fear, then greed. Now, strategy drives the FORTUNE 500 into carve-outs.updated: Mon Mar 05 2001 00:01:00

A few weeks ago, Shaun Holliday was flipping burgers. Now, flush with venture capital, he's searching Oak Brook, Ill., for loftlike digs for his high-tech startup, eMac Digital. But this isn't anot...

Fortune: I'll Have My Species Call Your Species A look back at the historic moment that shaped the future of life as we'll updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

In the year 2010 there appeared, in one incandescent burst, a new species of Man. And by Man, we mean Woman also. The new species of human being, so designated because it was incapable of mating wi...

Fortune: Will Evolving Corporate Strategy Be Dar-win-win-ian?updated: Mon Jun 21 1999 00:01:00

As pundits of power go, Machiavelli was a prince. Ophthalmologically speaking, Ted Levitt's twenty-twenty vision into marketing myopia was farsighted. Saint Peter of Drucker, arguably this century'...

Fortune: An Invitation to Join the Save the Java Foundationupdated: Mon Apr 13 1998 00:01:00

In case you haven't been following the titanic wars of the software giants, you should know that Sun Microsystems is engaged in what it thinks of as a death battle with Microsoft. Sun is pushing a ...

Fortune: The secret about beer, the importance of being miserable, the last word on pulchritude, and other matters. ONE BEHOLDER'S EYEupdated: Mon Dec 14 1992 00:01:00

Friends, we were shocked at the reaction to our recent (November 2) essay on beauty -- the one asking earnestly which colleges have the highest pulchritude quotients. It seems that guys today are n...

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