Topic: HMS Beagle

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  • In Pictures Seven Wonders of Nature finalists

    The Amazon Rainforest is one of 28 sites picked as finalists in a global poll to name the New Seven Wonders of Nature, conducted by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The Brazilian Amazon, pictured here, harbors 40 percent of all remaining tropical rainforest, playing a vital role in global biodiversity and in protecting the earth's climate.

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  • Scientists find 'lost' Darwin fossils in gloomy corner of British Geological Survey

    Using a flashlight to peer into drawers at the British Geological Survey, a paleontologist saw one of the first specimens he had picked up was labeled 'C. Darwin Esq.'

  • In Pictures Seven Wonders of Nature finalists

    The Amazon Rainforest is one of 28 sites picked as finalists in a global poll to name the New Seven Wonders of Nature, conducted by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The Brazilian Amazon, pictured here, harbors 40 percent of all remaining tropical rainforest, playing a vital role in global biodiversity and in protecting the earth's climate.

  • In Pictures Retracing Darwin's footsteps

    The first stop on the second voyage of the HMS Beagle was at St. Jago in the Cape Verde Islands. Darwin's first journal entry was made here. Darwin's focus on the island was mainly geological, writing about the slow formation of the islands over extremely long periods of time.