Charles Darwin’s kids doodled all over his original manuscript… and he was ok with it

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Obviously when Charles Darwin was writing up his manuscript On the Origin of Species, there were no home computers around. And typewriters had just been invented, so he was left to the trusty pen to gather his thoughts. And as life goes, when you write with pen and paper, you’re bound to have something spill on that manuscript and ruin it. 

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It’s official: Humans have stopped evolving

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 18 October 2013

Yeah, we may be getting smarter. Sure, science, medicine, and technology may be advancing by leaps and bounds. But none of that matters in the story of evolution. According to Sir David Attenborough, the human race has officially stopped evolving. In the naturalist’s own words, ‘Medical advances and contraception mean mankind is no longer evolving in […]

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Humans may grow beaks one day, says bio scientist

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 5 July 2013

One of these days, science tells us, people won’t need teeth, they’ll grow pufferfish-like beaks instead. At least that’s what a biologist at Sheffield University believes. According to Dr Gareth Fraser, humans might just evolve to grow beaks — not unlike the ones sported by pufferfish — which are ‘far more robust and practical.’ How […]

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Pros and cons of marriage, according to Darwin

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Tuesday 2 July 2013

This graphic novel is a illustrated tour of the brain of the father of evolution. Arguments such as the pros and cons of marriage according to the theory of evolution is suddenly humorous and entertaining when paired with entertaining illustrations. Darwin: A Graphic Biography is a better way to teach school kids otherwise dry history.

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Eraser that speeds up evolution every time you use it

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 31 October 2012

Designer Hiroyuki Shiratori has created the evolution eraser by etching out the ape-to-men evolution silhouettes so familiar to many of us. If you have one of these, you can be sure that every time you make a writing or sketching mistake, you can speed up the process of human evolution by erasing your all-too-human mistakes with it. Alternatively, if you think humans have gotten dumber over the years, you can always start by erasing with the human tail-end instead of the ape one.

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