Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin's 'tree of life' gets a new look

The Tree of Life proposed by Charles Darwin in the 19th century depicts different forms of life diverging from one another as they evolve down through successive generations. But discoveries of new life forms and the phenomenon of horizontal gene transfer indicate life can also evolve through convergence.

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New Species in the Old World

In Europe, home to history's greatest taxonomists, professional scientists and amateurs are scouring the countryside for new species — and finding them at an astonishing rate. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mt. Darwin in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. As The World's David Leveille reports, the mountain was named in honor of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1834 -- his 25th birthday.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the name of Charles Darwin's home, where he worked on his groundbreaking theory of evolution. The answer is Down House. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from The World's Science Correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee.