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Your Last Chance to Ask Candidates a Science Question

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.03.2016 | Science
Matthew Chapman

Nothing impacts modern life more than science and yet the candidates are rarely asked questions about it and almost never mention it in speeches. This is a neglect of almost insane proportions. Even children know this.

The Hidden Religion and Science Conflict

Michael S. Evans | Posted 03.16.2016 | Religion
Michael S. Evans

Americans see religion and science as being in conflict, not because elites are engaged in contentious interactions, but because these public representatives of science and religion appear to undermine good debate.

70 Percent Of Evangelicals Believe Religion And Science Are Not In Conflict

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The sociologist who busted myths last year with her study finding that the majority of scientists are religious, not God-denying athe...

AAAS Scientists: Consensus on GMO Safety Firmer Than For Human-Induced Climate Change

Jon Entine | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science
Jon Entine

The overwhelming scientific consensus exceeds the percentage of scientists, 88%, who think humans are mostly responsible for climate change. However, the public appears far more suspicious of scientific claims about GMO safety than they do about the consensus on global warming.

The Most Important Debate in the World -- and You Can Be Part of It!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

It will be the most important debate in the history of modern America. The time to start working toward it is now. Done once, it will become an institution, first here and then across the planet.

Surprising Common Ground Between Scientists And Evangelicals

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Scientists and Christian evangelicals can collaborate for the good of society but it will take some serious effort, experts said as they launche...

Kate Sheppard

Antarctic Researchers To Congress: Don't Stop The Science! | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A contractor working at the United States Antarctic Program has started an online petition asking Congress to shield the program's McMur...

WATCH: My Talk with Zack Kopplin on Creationism in Classrooms

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Bill Moyers

From the time he was a high school senior in his home state of Louisiana, anti-creationism activist Zack Kopplin has been speaking, debating, cornerin...

Prop 37's Top Donor Is 'Strange' Doctor Who Flouts Mainstream Medicine

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans The companies that make those candy bars leftover from Halloween don't want Califo...

Changing the Climate in School

Bill Bigelow | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education
Bill Bigelow

Scholastic's curriculum, The United States of Energy, was distributed free to tens of thousands of elementary teachers. It showed gleaming piles of coal, along with many of its alleged benefits. Students didn't learn of a single problem, including coal's huge contribution to climate change.

Does This Animal Deserve Rights?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer: VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Orcas mourn their dead, right whales have accents and dolphins like to ...

Peace Breaks Out In The War Between Religion And Science

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The message that people do not need to choose between many religious beliefs and scientific understanding is not new -- but it has been spreading.

Larger Predator Fish Rapidly Vanishing

Washington Post | Marc Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over the past 100 years, some two-thirds of the large predator fish in the ocean have been caught and consumed by humans, and in the decades ahead the...

New Study Shows BP Macondo Oil Still "On the Bottom"

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

An extensive new study has found that much of the oil from the Macondo well is still on the bottom of the Gulf. It's not surprising that it directly contradicts the claims that everything okey-dokey.

Exploring The Middle Ground Between Science And Religion

Alan I. Leshner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan I. Leshner

The scientific and religious communities are not opposing teams, and do share common interests and concerns.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Increase Science Funding to Grow U.S. Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

In the second half of the 20th century, well over 40 percent of U.S. prosperity was the result of scientific and technological advances, and science and technology continue to be the key to the jobs that so many Americans need.

Al Gore Asks Scientists to Take Up Politics

Susan Cosier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cosier

"The solution to this crisis depends on the spread of science into the world of politics," said Al Gore. Now that we have new leadership, we have to make a decision as a species.

What Would An Energy 'Moon Shot' Look Like?

DotEarth | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What it would take for a president to pursue meaningful climate and energy policy in a multitasked world? One approach, hinted at by President Elect B...