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Darwin Awards study says men are far more idiotic than women

Scientists analyze the past 10 years of silly, avoidable deaths and find that almost 90 percent of the "protagonists" in these scenarios were male.

By December 12, 2014


Charles Darwin gets thousands of votes in Georgia

There's a certain discernment to the voters of Georgia. They don't want some old politician all over again. Indeed, almost 4,000 voted for Charles Darwin. Yes, that Charles Darwin.

By November 9, 2012


Metro Trains PSA details dumb ways to die

The Darwin Awards meets The Gashlycrumb Tinies in an unexpected indie-pop public-service announcement from Victoria's Metro Trains.

By November 18, 2012


App of the Day: Extinction Squad

In Extinction Squad, you are working for muscle-bound explorer "Chuck" Darwin, travelling around the world to bounce falling endangered animals off a safety net into a truck.

By June 6, 2012


Mobile Darwin Awards: We celebrate the oddest ways to break a phone

We've all seen a broken screen or lost a phone to the turbulent waters of a toilet. But have you ever had one incinerated by lightning or swallowed by a dog? Welcome to the Mobile Darwin Awards.

By November 5, 2010


Darwin's private papers go digital

Project releases online over 90,000 online pages of Charles Darwin's photographs, sketches, and manuscripts, including the first draft of his theory of evolution.

By April 16, 2008


Aussie Tesla breaks electric car distance world record

A Tesla Roadster run in this year's Global Green Challenge between Darwin and Adelaide has smashed the record for the longest distance travelled by an electric car on a full charge, but it had to be driven at an excruciatingly slow pace.

By October 27, 2009


Darwin tries to evolve Wiimote technology

A new controller supposedly works with PCs and non-Wii consoles.

By February 5, 2008


Darwin the robot to play soccer

Engineering students from Virginia Tech build a robot that will be the first-ever U.S. entry in an international humanoid soccer challenge.

By October 25, 2007


Darwin at play on Sourceforge

Researchers have demonstrated that there are only 18,000 actively developed open-source projects. That's an amazingly...high number. Here's why.

By August 26, 2007