Category Archives: Science in Action

Coalition says scientists and teachers need to get involved

The Coalition of Scientific Societies recently conducted a survey about evolution in science education and the public’s attitudes toward evolution. I’ve lamented in the past about how lousy such surveys tend to be, but this one is by far one … Continue reading

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Evolution research in the news

For your reading pleasure, here are a couple of science-related news articles that specifically mention that scary word: evolution. Articles related to intelligent design discoveries and achievements? Zero. Iā€™ll keep looking, though. šŸ˜‰ In the first case we have hereditary … Continue reading

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In other news …

I’ve been focusing on the flurry of activity concerning the new draft science standards and its inclusion of evolution here on the FCS blog lately. But there is other interesting stuff happening out there! — Bill Nye (the Science Guy) … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Month

Apparently, it’s Dinosaur Month! This newspaper has a good list of places in Florida participating in some way. My favorites: The Florida Museum of Natural History: Just in time for Dinosaur Month, the museum has opened “The Hall of Florida … Continue reading

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Science Cafe and Flying Circus of Physics

The Brevard Zoo has a popular program called the Science Cafe, where an expert on a certain topic related to science gives a short talk, but then the rest of the event is devoted to a conversation with the audience. … Continue reading

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Do candles burn in space?

Space shuttle Endeavour astronauts hung out with some kids in Orlando recently to talk about their experiences in space. They had a lot of good, educational things to say, and they, hopefully, motivated some kids to pay attention to their … Continue reading

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Giving girls a little bit of encouragement

Prompted in part by statistics showing how girls tend to lose interest in science and math, folks in the Treasure Coast are in the beginning stages of bringing a Sally Ride Science Camp for middle school girls into their area. … Continue reading

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Clue to bee problem revealed

I had mentioned the problem of bees disappearing, referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder, back in April. A solution has yet to be found, but a clue is finally giving researchers a direction to go in. Apparently, bees have been … Continue reading

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