Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

March 30, 2020
The anthropologist John R. Cole died on March 12, 2020, at the age of 75, according to the Greenfield Recorder (March 25, 2020). Creationism and what he called "cult archaeology" were foremost among his scholarly interests, and he published widely on both topics. In addition to serving on…
March 27, 2020
NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education—volume 40, number 2—is now available online. Featured are Kate Carter's update from NCSE's Graduate Student Outreach Fellowship; Paul Oh's interview of Spencer Weart, the author of…
March 26, 2020
In the 10 feet I’ve walked from the car to the education department, I’ve broken a sweat. South Carolina in July has an oppressive humidity that permeates even the classroom where NCSE’s Nature of Science workshop is taking place. By 3 p.m., the skies will erupt into a dramatic summer thunderstorm…
March 24, 2020
NCSE's executive director Ann Reid engaged in a wide-ranging conversation (beginning at the 1:05:30 mark) with Philip Maldari on KPFA's Sunday Show on March 22, 2020. After discussing NCSE's mission and activities, Reid and Maldari pivoted to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its…
March 19, 2020
Writing on the National Science Teaching Association's blog (March 19, 2020), NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch took notice of the spate of legislation intended to support climate change education — "No fewer than fifteen measures ... in the statehouses of ten states so far in 2020." He praised…
March 19, 2020
Due to the spread of coronavirus, millions of parents and guardians are finding themselves having to take on the role of parent and teacher this spring. NCSE wants to support you during this unprecedented and challenging time — and to give you the opportunity to make sure that education…
March 17, 2020
A new pair of polls (PDF) from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows increased acceptance of anthropogenic climate change and increased support for teaching climate change in the public schools, both nationally and in Florida. Respondents were presented with the prompt "Some people…
March 15, 2020
Teeth are an important indicator of the health and habits of a person. From the enamel stains of a coffee lover to dental fillings from cavities, we can glimpse into aspects of someone's lived experience. As the hardest tissue within the human body, our teeth often outlast our own lifespan and…
March 10, 2020
What is the mortality rate for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2? This question is in the news a lot this week — you can see a typical example in this article from the Washington Post. The first thing for your students to understand is that…
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