A Year-Long Commemoration

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species. This website celebrates work of Yale scientists whose own research reflects in its diversity the profound and lasting impact of Darwin on our understanding of life.

Featured Stories

When Being a Cuckold Makes Evolutionary Sense

Evolutionary biology theory predicts that males usually won't invest a lot of time raising offspring when there is a good chance they are not the fathers. Yale University researchers have found a notable exception to this premise.

New Center at Yale Will Explore What Makes the Human Brain Unique

Leveraging more than $25 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Yale School of Medicine has created a new research center to study how our brain evolved uniquely human traits.

Video spotlight

Corey S. Powell, Editor and Chief of Discover Magazine, Kenneth Miller, Professor of Biology at Brown University, Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology Yale University, and David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghampton University, discuss how we got to be the way we are.
(September 30, 2009)