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Welcome, Brad Hoge

Mon, 2017-07-10 20:04

NCSE is pleased to announce that Brad Hoge has joined the NCSE staff as Director of Teacher Support.

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Climate Change in the American Mind: May 2017

Wed, 2017-07-05 17:42

Seven in ten Americans think that global warming is happening, and almost three in five think that, if it is happening, it is mostly owing to human activity, but only about one in eight know that nearly all climate scientists agree that global warming is happening as a result of human activity. Those were among the key findings of Climate Change in the American Mind: May 2017 (PDF).

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RNCSE 37:3 now on-line

Mon, 2017-07-03 22:10

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. 

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A legal challenge to Turkey's nixing evolution?

Mon, 2017-07-03 19:48

The decision to remove evolution from Turkey's national curriculum is going to be challenged in court, according to the Hurriyet Daily News (July 2, 2017).

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Update from Florida

Mon, 2017-07-03 18:35

Florida's new law making it easier for creationists and climate change deniers to harass their local school districts continues to be in the news. 

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Florida's antiscience bill becomes law

Wed, 2017-06-28 18:00

Florida's House Bill 989, aimed at empowering Floridians to object to the use of specific instructional materials in the public schools, was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on June 26, 2017, according to the Tampa Bay Times (June 26, 2017). 

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NCSE staff share in the Huxley Award

Mon, 2017-06-26 19:19

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Laura A. Bankers, a graduate student in the department of biology at the University of Iowa, and her colleagues for winning the 2017 Thomas Henry Huxley Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution, in recognition of their work with NCSE's Science Booster Club program

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A preview of Atmosphere of Hope

Mon, 2017-06-26 17:27

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Tim Flannery's Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (Grove Press, 2015).

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Evolution nixed in Turkey

Fri, 2017-06-23 18:21

"Darwin's theory of evolution has been excluded from the most recent draft of Turkey's new national curriculum," reports the Hurriyet Daily News (June 22, 2017). 

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A new survey on climate change

Wed, 2017-06-21 20:37

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Congratulations to Bob Melton

Tue, 2017-06-20 19:13

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Bob Melton on receiving the Jack Renner Distinguished Service to Oklahoma Science Education Award from the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association.

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Congratulations to Michael E. Mann

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:00

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on receiving the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication for 2017.

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CNN on teaching climate change amid controversy

Wed, 2017-06-14 18:20

A story from CNN (June 14, 2017) discusses "the confusion that the climate change issue has presented to many schools across the country. Although 97% of climate scientists agree that global warming is linked to the burning of fossil fuels, a majority of middle and high school teachers are not aware of this consensus."

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Would a Wisconsin bill protect science denial on campus?

Fri, 2017-06-09 15:56

A "Campus Free Speech Act" proposed in Wisconsin might protect college students who feel intimidated from expressing their opinions about the age of the earth in geology classes, according to the bill's lead sponsor.

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"The Rise and Fall of the Louisiana Creationist Law"

Thu, 2017-06-08 19:26

NCSE is pleased to announce that the text of William J. Bennetta's "The Rise and Fall of the Louisiana Creationist Law" — a two-part article that appeared in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's magazine Terra in 1988 — is now available on NCSE's website, courtesy of the author and the museum.

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RNCSE 37:2 now on-line

Thu, 2017-06-01 13:45

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. 

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A glimpse of Darwin's First Theory

Wed, 2017-05-31 16:46

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Rob Wesson's Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth (Pegasus Books, 2017).

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The latest Gallup poll on evolution

Mon, 2017-05-22 19:38

"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?

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:19

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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Antievolution petition rebuffed in Serbia

Mon, 2017-05-15 22:36

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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