Darwin

Science

Darwin’s Finches Are In Danger Because a Parasite Is Changing Their Mating Song

By deforming their beaks, an introduced parasite is causing two finch species to hybridize, changing the course of their evolution.
Madeleine Gregory
6.13.19
bad ideas

Experts Call This Mushroom-Identifying App 'Potentially Deadly'

Its creator says it's only meant to be used as a reference.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.25.17
Motherboard

We Are Programmed to Die Early, and That’s a Good Thing

Complex systems theorists have created a model that overturns longstanding assumptions about the relationship between death and natural selection.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.17
Crackpot Naturalists

Check Out These Vivid Wildlife Illustrations From a Victorian Fossil Truther

Philip Henry Gosse believed that God placed fake fossils on Earth, but he was still a renowned and talented naturist and illustrator.
Becky Ferreira
4.6.17
evolution

Evolution, Creationism, and the Great Appendix Debate

One of the human body's most mysterious organs is fueling the anti-evolution fire.
Shayla Love
3.31.17
motherbird

Why Do Birds Have Such Crazy Beaks?

A citizen science project measured over 2,000 bird beaks to help figure out why they’re so crazy looking.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.4.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A 72-Year-Old Australian Hero Fought off a Gang of Crocodiles with a Wrench

He also tore spark plugs out of his boat and pelted the crocs with them.
Helen Donahue
5.18.16
Gaming

Fight with History's Greatest Scientists in an 8-Bit Game

Great science scholars of history become deadly action heroes in 'Science Kombat.'
The Creators Project
3.2.16
Stuff

Three Years After His Brush with Fame, the IKEA Monkey Is Doing Great

On December 9, 2012, Darwin the macaque became a celebrity after a photo of him in a coat went viral. Today he lives at the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Ontario.
Jen Crothers
12.9.15
All in Your Head

Why Some Prey Animals Don’t Live in Fear of Being Eaten

Animal fears are a unique blend of instinct and experience.
Cara Giaimo
10.29.15
Design

$1.5 Million Worth of Tech History Goes to Auction

Bonhams New York is auctioning off an Apple-1, a Nazi Enigma machine, and a letter from Darwin stating he doesn’t believe in God.
Noémie Jennifer
9.17.15
VICE Australia

Darwin Night Patrol

In Part 2 of our series, Over Represented, we rode along with the city's Indigenous night patrol to see how they assist the homeless, and intervene before the police arrive.
VICE Australia
9.14.15
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