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01.20.2017

Senate Bill 393 (PDF), styled the Oklahoma Science Education Act, is the latest antievolution bill in the Sooner State.

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01.18.2017

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NCSE's Ann Reid and Glenn Branch contributed "Will education secretary pick Betsy DeVos dilute science instruction in schools?" to Stat (January 18, 2017), a new national publication specializing in health, medicine, and scientific discovery.

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01.17.2017

Hugh IltisThe distinguished botanist, conservationist, and environmentalist Hugh Iltis died on December 19, 2016, according to the University of Wisconsin (December 30, 2016).

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01.16.2017

Jim Himes

House Resolution 44, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 11, 2017, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2017, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of Charles Darwin as "a worthy symbol of scientific advancement on which to focus and around which to build a global celebration of science and humanity intended to promote a common bond among all of Earth's peoples." The bill was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where similar bills, such as H. Res. 548 in 2016, have failed to receive a hearing.

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01.16.2017

South Dakota's Senate Bill 55, introduced on January 11, 2017, and referred to the Senate Education Committee, appears to be the first antiscience bill of the year.

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01.12.2017

“Charles Darwin has a posse” image © Colin Purrington. Source: http://colinpurrington.com/graphics/science/darwinposse

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2016!

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01.11.2017

Debating Darwin coverNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Robert J. Richards and Michael Ruse's Debating Darwin (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

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01.09.2017

A boat in rapids in Grand Canyon

The National Center for Science Education is pleased to accept applications for its third class of Grand Canyon Teacher Scholars. Lucky teachers will be given an all-expenses-paid seat on NCSE's annual Grand Canyon expedition, an eight-day voyage through some of the world's greatest geological wonders. 

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01.02.2017

Huston SmithThe eminent scholar of religion Huston Smith died on December 30, 2016, at the age of 97, according to The New York Times (January 1, 2017).

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