Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

December 5, 2019
Three in five Canadians think that human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years, according to a new poll — but less than half think that creationism should not be part of the public school curriculum. Asked, "Which of these statements comes closest to your own point of…
November 26, 2019
What do you get when you put approximately 1,400 life science teachers, 100+ exhibitors and vendors, and several “rockstar” scientists together in one city? Well, as a life science teacher myself, I’d say a roaring good time! But, for everyone who wasn’t able to attend, you get the National…
November 25, 2019
"Democrats and Republicans remain at ideological odds over the causes of climate change and the effects of policies to address it," according to a new Pew Research Center survey (November 25, 2019). Respondents were asked to say whether human activity contributes a great deal, some, or not too…
November 25, 2019
A bill in the New York Senate would, if enacted, establish a climate change education grant program "to award grants to eligible applicants to support climate change education grant programs for young people or to provide optional teacher training or professional development programs relevant to…
November 21, 2019
My grandmother didn’t give anyone Christmas presents when President Obama was in office. She was convinced that his "socialist" policies were going to drain her bank account and that if she didn’t save every penny, she would be left with nothing to live on. One Thanksgiving, she stood up from her…
November 18, 2019
NCSE is pleased to congratulate John S. Mead, one of NCSE's Teacher Ambassadors, on receiving the National Association of Biology Teachers Evolution Education Award — sponsored by BSCS Science Learning and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action — for 2019. BEACON's Louise S. Mead, a…
November 18, 2019
The National Association of Biology Teachers recently released a revised version of its position statement on teaching evolution. Describing the teaching of evolution as "a necessary foundational framework for understanding our natural world" and "a necessary part of teaching biology in an…
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…
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