Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

April 6, 2020
In this issue of RNCSE (40:2), we introduce a new twist to a beloved feature: Place and Time. This historical look at people, events, and locations that have shaped our understanding of evolution will now include similar examinations related to climate change. Spencer Weart, author of
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:
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