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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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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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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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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Minda BerbecoMinda Berbeco

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

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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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A panel overseeing revisions to science textbooks in South Korea "reaffirmed that the theory of evolution is an essential part of modern science that all students must learn in school," according to a report in Nature (September 6, 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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Minda Berbeco joins NCSE's new climate change initiative

Biologist Minda Berbeco joins NCSE to expand its climate change education initiative.

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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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