Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

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…
October 18, 2019
Mammals exhibit remarkable variety in their sense of hearing; from elephants communicating with infrasonic sounds to bats navigating their environment through echolocation calls at ultrasonic frequencies, many non-human mammals hear outside the typical human hearing range. Interestingly enough,…
October 16, 2019
As Pennsylvania begins the process of revising its 17-year-old state science standards, there is concern that the process will "ignite political battles" over the treatment of evolution and climate change, the Pennsylvania Capital-Star (October 16, 2019) reports. "Educators expect that…
October 10, 2019
Let’s try an exercise. Close your eyes and imagine your worst-case scenario describing evolution or climate change. It could involve an interaction with a student while teaching, a community member while doing public engagement, or even a family member while sitting at the dinner table. As you’re…
October 9, 2019
"That climate change is happening and that humanity is at least partly responsible is a view held by the majority across the world," according to YouGov's report of a new international poll of people in twenty-eight countries and regions. "The climate is changing and human activity is mainly…
October 4, 2019
Two college students approach a nurse in a hospital in Taiwan, unsure of what to do. She deftly reads their hesitation, then puts them to work rolling bandages and dispensing medication. Hard at work, they start asking questions about the flu epidemic currently tearing through the hospital. After…
October 4, 2019
Mary Morrow describes herself as a “PD junkie.” “I attend about every professional development workshop I can,” Morrow, an NCSE Teacher Ambassador, recounted recently as she discussed her role organizing and facilitating a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on NCSE’s five climate…
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