Evolution

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2011 Miss USA: “Huge Science Geek”!

Miss California Alyssa Campanella wins the 2011 Miss USA Pageant. In preliminary judging, Campenella supported teaching evolution in public schools. In the finals, she gave a complex answer on legalizing marijuana. Photo Credit: By Valerie Macon, AFP/Getty Images This is my favorite story of the day: The newly crowned Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella, 21, of…

Evolution Rap, Like This!

The Rap Guide to Evolution Music Videos, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. I’ve been exploring the use of rap and pop culture to teach science and mathematics, ranging from Lupe Fiasco to Linkin Park, but that topic is for another day. But anyone interested in evolution, whether student or teacher, could find this “Evolution Rap”…

Source. On April 29, Prince William and Kate Middleton will exchange wedding vows with Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury presiding. More than two billion viewers are expected to witness the event with well wishes for this handsome couple, with Britain’s future in mind. I wish them all the best, with opportunities and joy that…

What do Biology teachers teach our children? This has been an ongoing subject of discussion by my Scibling PZ Meyers for years. I would like to add a comment, based on a paper in this week’s Science. A study just published in Science indicates that while creationism may have been defeated in the courtroom, it…

Lolita’s Lepidopterist Lover

Source. “L” and alliterations thereof, turns out to have immense importance in literature and science. Science and art can co-exist. Surprised? Let me explain.

Pet Dinosaurs?

Dino egg. Awwww…. Just reported in this week’s issue of Science: A report of remains of a four foot dinosaur, ten to fifteen pounds, some 230 million years old. Perhaps not so sweet.

Photo source. I think that’s what I’m trying to do,” he says. “I think Darwin’s life is a great story. So why not tell it as a great story? NPR Interview with Jay Hosler, Feb. 14, 2005 Amidst the media storms about teaching evolution in the classroom, I wonder whether anyone considered using comics? It…

David Reich/Nature The entire genome of the Denisovans was extracted from a tooth and finger bone. The film “Little Fockers” is coming out this week, and I look forward to brilliant performances from Robert DiNero, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand to name a few. If you will excuse my cheekiness, I thought of…

Neanderthals Cannibals?

In a stunning finding, scientists found evidence in northern Spain of cannibalism by Neanderthals. Some 1,800 bone fragments were used for DNA analysis to support their hypothesis. According to The New York Times report, Spanish scientists who analyzed the bones and DNA report the gruesome answer. The victims were a dozen members of an extended…