Outlawing evolution in schools is based on creationist misconceptions – here's how to counter them
Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
As an intellectual history of the disciplines of paleontology and paleoanthropology, Kuljan’s book is especially adept at narrating the interwoven connections between science and power.
The theory that New Caledonia was a piece of land that separated from the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana was a seductive one. But then a cockroach rose up to challenge it.
Stephen Hawking thinks we need to leave the planet. Do we?
Africa has one of the world's richest fossil records, and evidence suggests that amateurs collected really important fossils long before professionals arrived on the scene.
There remain many mysteries that are beyond science. Does that mean that a God truly exists? A scholar gives reasons for this possibility.
Epigenetics is consistent with the theory of evolution – in fact, Darwin predicted that tiny parcels might somehow provide a flow of information from experience to inheritance.
The U.S. has been arguing about health care for decades. Critics have argued that insurance for all is a sign of weakness or even Communist. Here's a look at how the thinking has evolved -- or not.
In contrast to perceptions of other homeless people sleeping rough, Darwin's "long-grassers" are applying a long cultural tradition to deal with the situation in which they find themselves.
The likes of Charles Darwin and Humphry Davy weren't always seen as the powerful, authoritative heroes they're portrayed as today.
Victorian attitudes influenced what scientists thought they were observing about sexual behaviors in the animal world. But modern techniques reveal the myth for what it is.
The Australian monsoon delivers most of northern Australia's rainfall and is a vital feature of life in the region. But why does it occur?
Humans have an innate interest and ability in naming biologically meaningful entities, or species. Taxonomy, then, vies for the title of world's “oldest profession”.
Indigenous peoples live in societies where their sense of cultural worth is constantly undermined.
Humans have invented many technologies to survive better – spears, pots, calculators, even language. With language, however, the raw material used to fashion the technology is the human body itself.
Many digital games claiming to simulate evolution are inaccurate. These errors can undermine the games' potential educational benefits.
Scientists of all kinds turn to computer models to investigate questions they can't get at any other way. Here's how models work and why we can trust them.
If we're serious about closing the gap in Indigenous education, our new research shows the value of building better bridges into universities and vocational education.
A new alternative for those questioning Darwinian evolution? Research suggests evolution itself is intelligent.