Evolution

WATCH: How The Human Face Evolved Over 7 Million Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Tech

How did humans evolve? Really slowly, for one thing. And also quite elegantly, seen from the right point of view. A video originally released in 20...

Is Mass Extinction the End of the World?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

We are directly and indirectly threatening the existence of countless species through the harvesting of them and the destruction of their habitats. Among the more well-known species we have already lost are the Great Auk, Stellar's Sea Cow, the Baiji White Dolphin, and the Passenger Pigeon.

Humans: Created or Evolved?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Religion and science seem to be at loggerheads again. This time it is evolution that takes centre stage - the creation of our species on Earth - and i...

'Forgotten Man' Of Science To Be Honoured

PA | Posted 24.03.2013 | Home

A 19th century British scientist famous for being the "forgotten" father of evolution will be remembered in a series of events at London's Natural His...

Richard Dawkins and the Myth of the Angry Atheist

Andrew Doyle | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Andrew Doyle

Religious positions would be better served if their proponents addressed the actual criticisms, rather than taking a defensive stance against the imagined disdain of those who disagree. Like Robert Frost's drunken cow, they bellow on a knoll against the sky.

Dawkins Is Wrong - Religion Is Rational

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

In trying to disparage 'faith', Dawkins and his allies constantly confuse 'evidence' with 'proof'; those of us who believe in God do so without proof but not without evidence. As the Oxford theologian (and biophysicist) Alister McGrath has observed: "Our beliefs may be shown to be justifiable, without thereby demonstrating that they are proven."

Sexual Regret - The Latest Research Reveals How Men and Women Feel Sorry About Sex

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

The top three most common regrets in women's top five lists of regret were in descending order - Lost virginity to 'wrong' partner - 24% of women cite this as a top five regret, in contrast to only 10% of men. Then came 'Cheated on past or present partner' - 23% of women put this as a top five regret in comparison to 18% of men. Third was - 'Relationship progressed ''too fast'' sexually' - 20% of women put this as a top five regret, while this only applied to 10% of men.

Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Tech

The idea of the universe as a 'giant brain' has been proposed by scientists - and science fiction writers - for decades. But now physicists say the...

In The Thicko Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Modern society clearly has its benefits – hot showers, supermarkets, transport infrastructures and so forth. But research suggests that all this ...

The Meaning of Life?

Stephen M. Twigg | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Twigg

Whether I'm in the countryside or town, on a dark, cold, rainy night or a day lit and warmed by brilliant sunshine, one constant is clear to me - it is all made possible by that strange phenomenon we call Life - and I am drawn to wonder - what purpose does it have?

The Panda: Is This Goodbye?

Simon Watt | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Simon Watt

Giant pandas are charismatic, fascinating creatures. From a biological perspective, I find them so very interesting. I really like them. And yet, I think it may be the time to let them drift off into extinction or, at the very least, reconsider our approach to their conservation. I do not say this lightly.

The Latest Sexual Medicine Research: Does Size Matter?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

These theories remain controversial, but what is more established is that modern men's sexual organ size is disproportionately linked to how good they feel about their whole bodies, including how much they like their own face, and assess overall physical attractiveness. Researchers find almost 50% would prefer to have a bigger penis. Is this some kind of evolutionary competitive hangover?

Dr Pepper Advert Hijacked By Christian Creationists

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

An ad campaign on the Dr Pepper's American Facebook page has been hijacked by users arguing over the theory of evolution. The picture, which sugges...

Is Football Evolving?

Tom Cook | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Sport
Tom Cook

I was watching Barcelona in the Champions League last season (I forget the game, which tends to happen when the anecdote is made up) and two thoughts flew to mind, with the urgency and clarity of a glass frisbee.

University Entrusted With Rare CS Lewis Letters

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Rare unpublished letters written by CS Lewis have been donated to a university in his native Belfast. The collection of 11 letters was found in an ...

The Genesis of Privileged Identity - The Creation and Evolution of the Superuser

Phil Lieberman | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech
Phil Lieberman

When I think about managing identities and privileges within an organisation, one of my favorite analogies for the whole privileged identity lifecycle is biblical. Everything starts 'in the beginning' with a super user.

The Evolution of Poker - From Table to Mobile App...

Victoria Coren | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Coren

My, how hard it used to be to find a game of poker. You could call round all your friends to see who was available - but you needed a large pool of friends who knew how to play the game, and enough of them free on the right night. Even if you managed that, you were stuck with the awkwardness of taking your friends' money.

Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Tech
Ellen Grace Jones

Despite our spiritually-impotent, techno-worshipping race's arrogance that we're the height of all that's ever been, we are not actually the apex of human evolution, as Darwin's linear theory would have us believe.

Does Evolutionary Science Understand Friendship?

Mark Vernon | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Vernon

Friendship is one of the phenomena that evolution psychology has long had in its sights. Charles Darwin himself pondered the adaptive advantage of sympathy in The Descent of Man, though it worried him it must come from a 'low motive', namely survival.

Middle Age Media Interest Hits Portly Zoologist (43)

David Bainbridge | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Comedy
David Bainbridge

Middle age, eh? All human life is here - well, all the important bits. Fat, wrinkles, older parenthood, body hair, intelligence, time speeding up, happiness, mid-life crisis, menopause and monogamy. Sex, drugs and vinyl-based rock 'n' roll.

Evolution Link to Quantum Physics, Dark Energy and Human Population

Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Tech
Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D

Eastern New Mexico University - Dr. Henryk Frystacki, interviewed by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy 1. Dr. Frystacki, you have just written a paper on your...

Why Do We Feel Sad, Angry or Scared?

Dan Roberts | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

As the Dalai Lama says: "Everyone wants happiness; nobody wants to suffer." If this is true (and I firmly believe it is), why do we feel 'negative' emotions like fear, anger, sadness or hatred?

Wildlife Welfare: What's in it for Me?

Graeme Keeton | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Tech
Graeme Keeton

Why should you care about wildlife that exists thousands of miles away? All of these different species and seemingly countless variations on a theme.

Save the World! Oh Dear, Do We Really Have To?

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

The International Energy Agency says that global warming will be beyond the point of no return in five years, and since there's nothing in the pipeline to reverse it before that time, it means we're doomed. And on that basis, I say let's enjoy ourselves while we can.

World Wars And Conflict? Blame A Man’s Libido

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The male sex drive is the root of most of the world’s biggest conflicts, from football hooliganism and gang violence to world wars, claim a team of ...