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One of Darwin’s evolution theories finally proved

Scientists have proved one of Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution for the first time — nearly 140 years after his death. Researchers discovered mammal subspecies play a more important role in evolution than previously thought. Her research could now be used to predict which species conservationists should focus on protecting.

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One of Darwin’s evolution theories finally proved

Scientists have proved one of Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution for the first time — nearly 140 years after his death. Researchers discovered mammal subspecies play a more important role in evolution than previously thought. Her research could now be used to predict which species conservationists should focus on protecting.

These kids are making the world a better place

Ruby Kate Chitsey was heartbroken when she learned that a resident in the Arkansas nursing home where her mother worked had to give up her dog because she couldn’t afford to feed it. The resident, Pearl, received only $40 a…

Genetic diversity couldn’t save Darwin’s finches

(University of Cincinnati) Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that Charles Darwin’s famous finches defy what has long been considered a key to evolutionary success: genetic diversity. The study of the finches of the Galapagos Islands could change the way conservation biologists think about species with naturally fragmented populations to understand their potential for extinction. 

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Chattanooga becomes first 100% solar-powered airport in US

Tennessee’s fourth largest city, Chatanooga, becomes the
first American airport to be 100 percent solar powered – and joins only a
handful of airports who claim the same across the world.  The $5 million dollar project has been seven
years in the making and was funding by the Federal Aviation Administration. “This is a momentous day for
the Chattanooga Airport as we complete our solar farm and achieve a major
sustainability milestone,” said Terry Hart, president and CEO of the
Chattanooga…

Photos capture diversity of life on Earth while inspiring conservation

From a marine iguana foraging for algae to the harsh beauty of dry salt beds in Argentina, the highlights of the 2019 BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition including bizarre and striking images. There’s the male black grouse (above) captured in…

Human activity can influence the gut microbiota of Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos

In the Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s finches drawn to junk food are experiencing changes in their gut microbiota and their body mass as compared to finches that don’t encounter human food, according to a new study.

Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy

Researchers have found colonies of tropical fire ants, native to Florida and coastal Georgia, that thrive with multiple queens and in close proximity to single-queen colonies of the same species.