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Texas Is Considering A Bill That Could Let Science Instructors Teach Creationism

The legislation would expand "academic freedom" for teachers.<p>Legislators in Texas are considering a bill that could make it easier for science teachers to present religious concepts alongside scientific theories like evolution.<p>The proposed legislation, introduced in February by Republican state …

Darwin Would Have Loved the Cliffs of Newfoundland, Where 500-Million-Years-Old Fossils Reside

Drizzling and cold, maybe 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the endless wind coming off the frigid North Atlantic, and it’s just steps to the precipice, a …

Molecular clocks track human evolution

How do scientists figure out when evolutionary events happened? It turns out our DNA is a kind of molecular clock, keeping time via genetic …

Scopes Monkey Trial: Science on the Stand

The Scopes "Monkey" Trial was an American legal trial in Dayton, Tennessee, during the summer of 1925. Also known as <i>The State of Tennessee vs. John</i> …

Connecticut schools tackle climate change and evolution

The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, says carbon dioxide is not a primary cause of climate change — despite a …

Trump's Education Secretary Nominee DeVos Should Challenge Darwinism

n this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos pose for photographs at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse …

Can you believe in God and evolution? Former Republican N.C. governor says yes.

At a time when many Republicans – from President Donald Trump to conservative churchgoers – are dismissive of the science for everything from climate …

For at least $675,000, you can own a handwritten page from Charles Darwin’s manuscript of 'On the Origin of Species'

If you are among the scant 33% of U.S. adults who believe that humans and other living things evolved solely by a process of natural selection, it might be time to put your money where your mouth is.<p>No, this is not a political fundraising pitch. It's a notice of the impending sale, by auction, of a …

The Tempo of Evolution is revealed on Hawaii

If we take a group of islands that suffer from regular volcanic creation and then erosion back into the sea, can we gather invaluable information …

Meteorologist applies biological evolution to forecasting

What if a computer model could improve itself over time without requiring additional data? One researcher has made weather forecasting more accurate …

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