Science Is Constantly Evolving

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April 2, 2020
Should we all wear masks? Will anti-malarial drugs be the cure we so desperately seek? And what about those poor pangolins? We are in unprecedented times. "Normal" is a condition we will not experience again anytime soon. However, humans are highly adaptable organisms—we will…
March 31, 2020
Don’t use big words. Talk loudly. Don’t make people feel stupid. Those are the three most common answers we get when we ask graduate students at the beginning of the NCSE Graduate Student Outreach Fellowship: What are the most important skills for communicating science effectively? They aren’t…
March 31, 2020
When I first started teaching almost 20 years ago, climate change was not a primary concern for my students. In class, they tended to dismiss the data I presented as blown out of proportion or overly sensationalized, saying either that global warming will be a problem only in the distant future or…
March 31, 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 about…
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
How will we know whether social distancing is working to stop the spread of COVID-19? It might be by studying graphs like these:
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…
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