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Our Changing Oceans

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Mon, 2017-05-29 14:28
Even people who pay attention to climate change tend to think in terrestrial terms: aridity, extreme weather, crop management changes,
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Cooperative Hunting by Cuban Boas

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2017-05-27 15:51
A news item I ran across talked about research showing coordinated hunting by Cuban boas. As someone associating with one
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In Hot Water: Second Sous Vide Dinner

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Tue, 2017-05-23 02:28
The maiden voyage with the new Anova Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker was a dinner with pork chops cooked to
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The latest Gallup poll on evolution

"The percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so — the strict creationist view — has reached a new low," reports Gallup (May 22, 2017).

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Climate change on its way back to Idaho?

On May 19, 2017, the Idaho state department of education released (PDF) a draft revision of five science education standards addressing climate change and human impact on the environment.

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New Thing for Me: RepRap

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sun, 2017-05-21 20:53
I’ve got a Folger Tech FT-5 3D printer kit that I’m putting together. I’ve just gotten the mechanical parts of
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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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