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The Big Leak

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Tue, 2017-05-16 15:33
There are a couple of things that were said in defense of President Donald Trump’s release of sensitive, formerly classified
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Antievolution petition rebuffed in Serbia

A recent controversial petition challenging the teaching of evolution and calling for the teaching of creationism in the schools and universities of Serbia is apparently going to be ignored. 

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In Hot Water: Cooking with Sous Vide

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Mon, 2017-05-15 02:53
For several years now, I’ve been thinking about home-brew approaches to sous vide cooking. When I first heard of this,
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The Zombie MP3

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2017-05-13 14:51
This is an interesting article from NPR, not just for the content on how better alternatives to the MP3 lossy
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Nature on the spate of antiscience bills

With the 2017 legislative season nearing its end, Nature (May 12, 2017) turned to consider the year's spate of antiscience bills. 

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NCSE's Branch and Reid in Scientific American

NCSE's Glenn Branch and Ann Reid contributed a column — "50 Years Ago: Repeal of Tennessee's 'Monkey Law'" — to Scientific American's Observations blog (May 10, 2017).

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The End of Win32

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2017-05-10 13:22
An article on ZDNet discusses impending changes in Microsoft Windows products. In order for the Windows brand and Microsoft’s software
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Net Neutrality for Opponents

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Tue, 2017-05-09 12:29
There seems to be a lot of confusion about net neutrality. Of course, there’s also a lot of corporate propaganda
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Antiscience legislation dies in Texas

House Bill 1485, which ostensibly would have provided Texas science teachers with the academic freedom to teach "the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesseses of existing scientific theories" covered in the state science standards, died in committee on May 8, 2017, when a deadline for bills to pass committee expired.

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Hunter and Biosonar — Again

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Mon, 2017-05-08 14:11
The Discovery Institute featured a post by Cornelius Hunter on how echolocation (biosonar) is a problem for evolution. This has
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Antiscience bill passed in Florida

A Florida bill aimed at empowering taxpayers to object to the use of specific instructional materials in the public schools, with climate change and evolution clearly among the targets, is now headed to Governor Rick Scott's desk for a signature.

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Antiscience resolution adopted in Alabama

The Alabama Senate voted to adopt House Joint Resolution 78 (PDF) ion a voice vote on May 2, 2017, joining the Alabama House of Representatives, which voted to adopt the resolution in April 2017.

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A preview of A Global Warming Primer

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Jeffrey Bennett's A Global Warming Primer (Big Kid Science, 2016). 

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Oklahoma's antiscience bill blocked

Oklahoma's Senate Bill 393 (PDF), which would empower science denial in the classroom, failed to receive a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives on April 27, 2017, the last day on which it could do so, and is therefore blocked — for now.

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Climate Change: Another Denialist Site

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Fri, 2017-04-28 14:24
People link to the weirdest things. A Facebook discussion with a local climate change denier had him posting: Here’s a
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NCSE's counter-Heartland flyers

NCSE is pleased to announce the on-line release of three flyers addressing the Heartland Institute's recent mailing of unsolicited climate change denial propaganda to science teachers across the country.

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Alabama's antiscience resolution denounced

Writing on AL.com (April 27, 2017), Amanda Glaze denounced Alabama's House Joint Resolution 78 (PDF), which passed the House and is now headed for the floor of the Senate.

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Florida: Full-Bore Libertarianism Around the Corner

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2017-04-27 08:52
Brandon Haught of Florida Citizens for Science discusses taking action concerning a Florida Senate bill about instructional materials. The bill
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Net Neutrality and Nincompoops

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2017-04-27 08:18
Reason’s Nick Gillespie gave a fawning interview to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with the topic of net neutrality. Along the
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