NCSE News / General Topics

09.17.2012

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.

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09.13.2012
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.

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08.30.2012
Bill NyeBill Nye

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.

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07.13.2012

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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06.11.2012

Evolution is to be added to the primary national curriculum in England, gratifying scientists and educators who have been campaigning for its addition over the last three years.

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06.08.2012

How can evolution be integrated throughout life science education? Thinking Evolutionarily, a new publication from the National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences, reports on a recent meeting that addressed this vital question.

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06.01.2012

A new Gallup poll on public opinion about evolution suggests that the rate of acceptance of evolution in the United States is "essentially unchanged" over the years.

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05.29.2012
Zack KopplinZack Kopplin

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Zack Kopplin, the leader of the effort to repeal the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act, on his receiving the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award.

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05.21.2012

A bare majority of New Jerseyans accept evolution, according to a new poll from Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press.

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05.14.2012

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

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