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01.20.2016

Science & Engineering Indicators 2016 coverPublic opinion about evolution and the Big Bang was reviewed in the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators (PDF) 2016.

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01.13.2016

Logo from the NESCent/HHMI/SSE evolution video contestScientists and science educators of all stripes — students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators — are invited to enter the Sixth Annual Evolution Video Competition, sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the BEACON Center for

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01.12.2016

“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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01.10.2016

NCSE is seeking to hire a full-time summer intern to work on science education activism projects, with a particular focus on climate change education.

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01.08.2016

A bill introduced in the Kentucky legislature would extend the duration of summer vacation in order to boost tourism — including to a creationist attraction. 

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01.06.2016

Monmouth University logoAccording (PDF) to the latest Monmouth University Poll, "a large majority of Americans acknowledge climate change is happening, although they are divided on whether human activity is mostly responsible for it."

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01.04.2016

Evolution vs. Creationism, second edition

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of the classic Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction, second edition (Greenwood Press/University of California Press, 2009), by NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott.

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01.04.2016

Communicating Climate-Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Resilience coverWhat are the challenges to creating a resilient and confident educational community capable of addressing natural hazards and climate change in a scientifically accurate and pedagogically appropriate manner? That was the question that NCSE’s Minda Berbeco and Mark McCaffrey addressed in their "Fostering Educator Resilience: Engaging the Educational Community to Address the Natural Hazards of Climate Change."

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01.01.2016

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the Rabbinical Assembly, adopted in 2006.

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12.29.2015

Two bills introduced in the Florida legislature — House Bill 899 and Senate Bill 1018 — are ostensibly aimed at empowering taxpayers to object to the use of specific instructional materials in the public schools, for example on the grounds that they fail to provide "a noninflammatory, objective, and balanced viewpoint on issues." There is reason to believe that evolution and climate change are among the targets.

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