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Carl R. Woese dies

Carl R. WoeseCarl R. Woese

The distinguished microbiologist Carl R. Woese died on December 30, 2012, at the age of 84, according to the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published. The theme for the issue (volume 5, number 4), edited by Bruce S. Lieberman, is biogeography.

Congratulations to Carl Zimmer

Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer

NCSE offers its congratulations to Carl Zimmer for winning the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for 2012 in the large newspaper category.

"Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future"

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Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future? These are the questions that Andrew H. Knoll, Naomi Oreskes, and Daniel P. Schrag will be answering in "Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future," the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Holiday Lectures on Science.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published. The theme for the issue (volume 5, number 3), edited by Antonio Lazcano, is the origin and early evolution of life.

Wallace Online launches

Alfred Russel Wallace, 1862Alfred Russel Wallace, 1862

Wallace Online — the first complete edition of the writings of the naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), who is credited along with Charles Darwin for formulating evolution by natural selection — launched on September 27, 2012.

On the road again with NESCent

The Darwin Day Roadshow is returning! The Roadshow is a project of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, in which NESCent staff shares their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with students, teachers, and the general public on the occasion of Charles Darwin's birthday, February 12.

Congratulations to Douglas J. Futuyma

Douglas J. FutuymaDouglas J. Futuyma

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Douglas J. Futuyma on receiving the Joseph Leidy Award, which recognizes "excellence in publications, explorations, discoveries, or research in the natural sciences," from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Bill Nye video on creationism

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A two-and-a-half-minute video with Bill Nye discussing the creationism/evolution controversy went viral, garnering over 2.5 million views in its first week on-line.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published. The theme for the issue (volume 5, number 2) is evolutionary developmental biology, edited by Katherine E. Willmore.

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