Add ‘molecular Darwinism’ to theory of evolution?

Darwin's theory of evolution should be expanded to include consideration of a DNA stability "energy code"—so-called "molecular Darwinism"—say scientists.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Darwin’s theory about atolls is ‘beautiful’ but wrong

Charles Darwin's theory about the formation of atolls is elegant, but doesn't reflect key information: sea level. Researchers now correct his work.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~12 min

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Evolution on the smallest of scales smooths out the patchwork patterns of where plants and animals live

Local adaptation allows plants and animals to thrive in a diversity of places. Sometimes adaptation sharpens patterns of where organisms live, but 85% of the time, it creates a more homogeneous world.

Mark C. Urban, Director, Center of Biological Risk; Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut • conversation
Oct. 2, 2020 ~10 min

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Was Charles Darwin first? Kind of depends

Charles Darwin’s work arose in an era where many were thinking about the source of nature’s variety.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Sorry, Darwin, but bacteria don’t compete to survive

Bacteria buck Charles Darwin's theory of "survival of the fittest" and instead work together to lift up the weakest in their group to boost survival.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 11, 2019 ~5 min

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