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Congratulations to Michael E. Mann

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

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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Confusion on Falsifiability Still Prevalent at Discovery Institute

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2017-06-10 14:49
Yes, this is another “dog bites man” story, but it is probably worth memorializing that various and sundry “intelligent design”
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Would a Wisconsin bill protect science denial on campus?

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"

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

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

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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One Century and Almost Two Months

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2017-05-31 13:04
The United States officially entered World War I on April 6th, 1917. For countries not named “Spain”, this marked the
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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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