Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

November 12, 2019
In his essay "How Do We Know that Human Activities Have Affected Global Climate?" — posted on Sigma Xi's blog on November 11, 2019 — Ben Santer explains the scientific research that produced the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's conclusion that "the balance of evidence suggests a…
November 12, 2019
The eminent biochemist Russell Doolittle died on October 11, 2019, at the age of 88, according to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, which praised Doolittle as "a true pioneer in early gene science," adding, "He led the way to how it is used and…
November 12, 2019
NCSE is seeking to hire a part-time spring intern to assist our teacher support and community outreach programs. This is a unique opportunity for someone with a science background to learn about community organizing and science outreach. This is a temporary position based in Oakland, California,…
November 10, 2019
“I want to make it my hometown,” said an eight-year-old boy, quickly replacing water features with blocks and blocks of sand. We had been leading the outreach activity Cool Cities, focused on mitigating the heat island effect, at San Francisco’s Oracle Park for a couple of hours at that point, and…
November 7, 2019
“I had to do it. There was no ‘choice,’” Lacey Wieser explains about her decision last year to resign as Arizona’s Director of K–12 Science and STEM. The Arizona superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas, had just asked Wieser to strike references to evolution in a draft set of science…
November 5, 2019
Public schools in Florida are not teaching about climate change consistently or adequately, according to a detailed story in the Bradenton Herald (November 2, 2019).  "Though it starts to broach the subject of climate change, along with greenhouse gases and fossil fuels, even Florida's…
November 5, 2019
Phillip Johnson, the University of California, Berkeley, law professor who is often described as the godfather of the "intelligent design" movement, died on November 2, 2019, at the age of 79, according to The Christian Post (November 4, 2019). A prolific writer, his books arguing against what he…
October 28, 2019
The distinguished anthropologist C. Loring Brace IV died on September 7, 2019, at the age of 89, according to the University of Michigan's Department of Anthropology (October 14, 2019). Brace was, in the words of the notice, "a pivotal figure in the history of ideas in biological anthropology,…
October 25, 2019
Many people in the United States don’t have access to effective community science education. While NCSE’s DIYSci groups are working hard to provide science activities in regions where few informal science education opportunities exist, geography is only one of many barriers to effectively reaching…
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