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11.15.2016

Cover of Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to KnowNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Joseph Romm's Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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11.14.2016

On November 14, 2016, the Supreme Court declined (PDF, p. 2) to review COPE et al. v. Kansas State Board of Education et al., thus bringing the case to a decisive end. At issue was Kansas's adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards, which, according to the plaintiffs-appellants, "establish[ed] and endorse[d] a non-theistic religious worldview" in violation of the Constitution.

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11.07.2016

Ralph J. CiceroneRalph J. Cicerone, immediate past president of the National Academy of Sciences, died on November 5, 2016, at the age of 73, according to a memorial notice from the Academy.

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10.31.2016

With the addition of Steven G. Allen on October 18, 2016, NCSE's Project Steve attained its 1400th signatory.

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10.27.2016

Giants of the Lost World

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Donald R. Prothero's Giants of the Lost World: Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Monsters of South America (Smithsonian Books, 2016).

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10.26.2016

Jason R. Wiles

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Jason R. Wiles on receiving the Evolution Education Award for 2016 from the National Association of Biology Teachers and the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016 from the Association of College and University Biology Educators.

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10.18.2016

One of the 2014 boats running Lava Falls

In a column published in the November 2016 issue of Scientific American, Steve Mirsky continues to relate his excursion through the Grand Canyon with NCSE.

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10.11.2016

Pew Research Center

A new survey from the Pew Research Center suggests, "Political fissures on climate issues extend far beyond beliefs about whether climate change is occurring and whether humans are playing a role ... These divisions reach across every dimension of the climate debate, down to people's basic trust in the motivations that drive climate scientists to conduct their research."

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10.07.2016

Insanity, someone once observed, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. And yet creationists, climate change deniers, and their fellow travelers propose the same old bills (with a new coat of paint) year after year attacking evolution and climate change education specifically, and science education generally.

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