The National Center for Science Education is the only national organization that specializes in defending the teaching of controversial issues (such as evolution and climate change) in public schools.

Because of our special expertise and experience, NCSE is often contacted by members of the press who are writing about the evolution/creationism controversy or about the teaching of global warming and other climate science issues that have come under political attack. Our staff can provide reliable information about creationism, evolution, climate change, and the state of science education in the United States.

If you need information, background, comments, or referrals to other sources, don't hesitate to contact us at media@ncse.com.

12.21.2012
Cold Cash, Cool Climate

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Jonathan Koomey's Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs (Analytics Press, 2012).

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12.14.2012

Need a perfect holiday gift? Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Spaces are still available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven.

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12.07.2012

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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12.07.2012
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NCSE's Minda Berbeco contributed "Getting the Science Right: Teaching Climate Change in the Classroom" to California Classroom Science, a publication of the California Science Teachers Association.

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11.20.2012
Once We All Had Gills

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Rudolf A. Raff's Once We All Had Gills (Indiana University Press, 2012).

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11.19.2012
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NCSE's Joshua Rosenau's invited essay "Science Denial: A Guide for Scientists" was published in Trends in Microbiology 2012;20(12):567-569.

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11.08.2012
Molleen Matsumura_smallsq.jpgMolleen Matsumura

Molleen Matsumura, a former employee of NCSE, died on October 30, 2012, at the age of 64.

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11.05.2012
J. William SchopfJ. William Schopf

NCSE is delighted to congratulate J. William Schopf on receiving the Paleontological Society Medal, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Paleontological Society, on November 4, 2012, at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting.

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10.30.2012
Storms of My Grandchildren

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of James Hansen's Storms of My Grandchildren (New York: Bloomsbury, 2009).

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10.29.2012

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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10.15.2012

A milestone: there are now over 20,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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10.12.2012
Evolution: Making Sense of Life

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Carl Zimmer and Douglas J. Emlen's Evolution: Making Sense of Life (Roberts & Company, 2013).

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10.09.2012
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Writing at the Huffington Post (October 5, 2012), NCSE's Steven Newton mused on the latest incidents to provoke tirades from creationists.

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10.04.2012
Benjamin D. SanterBenjamin D. Santer

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin D. Santer, a noted climate researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to its board of directors.

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09.25.2012
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NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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09.20.2012
Waking the Giant

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Bill McGuire's Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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09.14.2012
The Earth Scientist

NCSE's Mark McCaffrey contributed "Teaching controversy" (PDF, pp. 25-29) to a special issue of The Earth Scientist focusing on climate change education.

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09.07.2012
Minda BerbecoMinda Berbeco

Minda Berbeco has joined NCSE's staff to work on its new climate change initiative.

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09.07.2012
Nature's Compass

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of James L. Gould and Carol Grant Gould's Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation (Princeton University Press, 2012).

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09.05.2012
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NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott received the Atheist Alliance of America's Richard Dawkins Award at the group's annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, on September 1, 2012.

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08.31.2012
Nature Climate Change

"Science literacy still matters" — a letter by NCSE's Mark McCaffrey and Joshua Rosenau — was published in the journal Nature Climate Change (2012; 2[9]:636; subscription required).

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08.31.2012

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are now available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven.

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08.30.2012

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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08.24.2012
Daily Kos

When the popular Daily Kos blog decided to devote a week-long blogathon, running August 17 through August 24, 2012, to climate change, two NCSE staffers were invited to contribute.

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08.22.2012
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's executive director was recently interviewed twice about science denial in on-line venues.

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