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Jane Austen may become new face on 10-pound bill

"Pride and Prejudice" novelist Jane Austen looks set to replace Charles Darwin as the face on Britain's 10-pound note.Full story

Prehistoric Wolf Ice-Skated to Remote Island

The mystery surrounding the origin of a wolflike predator that once lived near Antarctica — a puzzle that stumped even Charles Darwin — has now been solved, researchers say. Full story

Scientific genius is extinct, expert argues

Modern-day science has little room for the likes of Galileo, who first used the telescope to study the sky, or Charles Darwin, who put forward the theory of evolution, argues a psychologist and expert in scientific genius. Full story

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  Cocktail Moment: Improved Whiskey Cocktail

Rachel Maddow reviews the science-challenged Republican congressmen who are vying for the House Science Committee with the silver lining that Charles Darwin garnered 4,000 votes by write-in in Georgia. Maddow salutes silver linings by demonstrating the mixing of an Improved Whiskey Cocktail.

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Charles Darwin

This is one of the last photographs taken of Charles Darwin, who developed the theory of evolution whereby changes in species are driven, over time, by natural and sexual selection.

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A one-year-old squirrel monkey named Charles Darwin rests on its minder's head during the filming of a TV movie in Berlin on July 21, 2011.

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An actor dressed as Charles Darwin looks

An actor dressed as Charles Darwin looks at the grave of Charles Darwin during a photocall at Westminster Abbey, in London on February 4, 2009. On February 12, 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Darwin was an English naturalist who conceived the term Natural Selection to descri