Evolution is one of 170 topics that have been purged from the high-school curriculum by the Erdogan regime as part of its efforts to cozy up to the reactionary religious right that has backed its extreme authoritarianism.
Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz said the new “value-based” curriculum would teach evolutionary mechanisms such asRead More
A new study in the International Journal of Astrobiology posits that beached whales may sometimes be influenced by solar storms. A team led by Klaus Heinrich Vanselow writes: Mass strandings of whales have often been documented, but their causes and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We investigated the possible reasons for this phenomenon based on aRead More
In 1997, ecologists Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs convinced a Costa Rican orange juice maker to to dump their waste peels in a clear-cut abandoned pasture that was in a national park. Twenty years later, the enriched soil nourishes tropical forest again, according to a new report. Via ZME: Princeton ecology grad student Timothy TreuerRead More
Scientific American dedicates its September issue to The New Science of Sex and Gender, and sociobiologists haven’t been in this kind of tizzy since the Emmy-nominated Bill Nye episode about sex and gender.
Above: the usual suspects getting upset.
From the intro to the issue by the editors: