Science

11.03.2009

The second episode of Becoming Human — a three-part NOVA documentary on what the latest scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives — will air on November 10, 2009, on public broadcasting stations around the country.

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10.28.2009

The first episode of Becoming Human — a three-part NOVA documentary on what the latest scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives — will air on November 3, 2009, on public broadcasting stations around the country.

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10.19.2009

The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), in partnership with the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), has received NSF funding to expand the highly successful Understanding Evolution website (UE) with the aim of improving evolution education at the college level — and college instructors of introductory biology are needed to serve on a teacher advisory board for the project.

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10.08.2009

California Academy of Sciences honors Dr. Eugenie C. Scott

It's better than an Oscar. The NCSE's Dr. Eugenie Scott has received the California Academy of Sciences' highest honor: the Fellows Medal. The Medal recognizes Dr. Scott's "...many important contributions to science, education, and evolution, and for her tireless efforts to safeguard scientific integrity in public life."

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09.25.2009
Jonathan WeinerJonathan Weiner

Hear Jonathan Weiner, the author of The Beak of the Finch, discuss "Variation" on-line! From 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) on October 7, 2009, Weiner will deliver the second lecture of the 150th anniversary Origin of Species lecture series, hosted by The Reading Odyssey and the Darwin Facebook project — and the whole lecture will be webcast live.

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06.19.2009

The winners of the Stick Science cartoon contest, sponsored by Florida Citizens for Science, were announced on June 19, 2009.

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05.04.2009

NCSE congratulates the winners of Alliance for Science's third annual essay contest, announced (PDF) on April 30, 2009.

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02.17.2009

The executive committee of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology decided not to hold any future meetings in New Orleans owing to "the official position of the state in weakening science education and specifically attacking evolution in science curricula," according to a February 5, 2009, letter (PDF) from SICB's president, Richard Satterlie, to Louisiana's governor Bobby Jindal.

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12.31.2008

"15 Evolutionary Gems" (PDF) is a new resource summarizing fifteen lines of evidence for evolution by natural selection, provided by the journal Nature.

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09.26.2008

The International Planetarium Society recently issued a statement on the ancient age of the earth and universe, noting that "Many independent lines of scientific evidence show that the Earth and Universe are billions of years old.

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