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Christian de Duve dies

Christian de DuveChristian de Duve

The eminent biologist Christian de Duve died on May 4, 2013, at the age of 95, according to the de Duve Institute.

Polling American scientific literacy

Pew Research Center

A new poll from the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine offers a degree of insight into American scientific literacy on natural selection, the age of the earth, and climate change, although there were no questions directly addressing evolution in the sense of common ancestry or climate change in the sense of anthropogenic global warming.

A preview of My Beloved Brontosaurus

My Beloved Brontosaurus

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Brian Switek's My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs (Scientific American / Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2013).

Exciting news from Evolution: Education and Outreach

Evolution: Education and Outreach

Evolution: Education and Outreach — the journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now open access!

Evolution and climate change in the NGSS

The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards was released on April 9, 2013 — and the topics of evolution and climate change, as expected, were not neglected.

Duane T. Gish dies

Duane T. GishDuane T. Gish

The young-earth creationist Duane T. Gish died on March 5, 2013, at the age of 92, according to Answers in Genesis's obituary.

A preview of Darwin: A Graphic Biography

How to Build a Habitable Planet

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Eugene Byrne and Simon Gurr's Darwin: A Graphic Biography (Smithsonian Books, 2013).

Darwin Day resolution in Congress

Rush HoltRush Holt

House Resolution 41, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 22, 2013, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."

Darwin Day approaches

“Charles Darwin has a posse” image © Colin Purrington. Source:

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2013!

NGSS, take two

The second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited.


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