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“What you said was the most mind-bogglingly ignorant position possible.”…
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The House Appropriations Committee voted 31–18 Thursday on a bill that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012. Those guidelines have inspired high school students to shoot a “We Are Hungry” music video and post photos of their paltry school lunches to Twitter. The New York Times report…
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A Yale University professor says he was surprised by the results of a survey measuring “education, religiosity, ideology and science comprehension,” when he found that identifying with the Tea Party actually correlated positively with science comprehension.
“As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension,” Yale University Professor Dan Kahan wrote in a report.
Washington, DC (LiveActionFilms) — One of the most shocking conversations I have experienced occurred on a train.
I was in the lounge car, watching the sun rise as we glided through the gritty precincts of Los Angeles. Sitting next to me was a young man, about my age, who was an atheist. We had become entangled in a debate on religion, and I was pressing him to concede the reality of objective moral values.
A Look Into New Ed. Standards Praised for Putting Science Into Context But Criticized for Teaching Man-Made Global Warming
- The new Next Generation Science Standards seeks make connections between science and other disciplines and update scientific information not found in previous standards.
- It has been nearly two decades since a set of national science standards has been developed.
- The K-12 standards include teaching students core ideas about man-made global climate change, evolution and sustainability as well as topics found in traditional biology, chemistry and physics.
With Mars looming ever larger in front of it, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft and its Curiosity rover are in the final stages of preparing for entry, descent and landing on the Red Planet at 10:31 p.m. PDT Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6). Curiosity remains in good health with all systems operating as expected. Today, the flight team uplinked and confirmed commands to make minor corrections to the spacecraft’s navigation reference point parameters. This afternoon, as part of the onboard sequence of autonomous activities leading to the landing, catalyst bed heaters are being turned on to prepare the eight Mars Lander Engines that are part of MSL’s descent propulsion system. As of 2:25 p.m. PDT (5:25 p.m. EDT), MSL was approximately 261,000 miles (420,039 kilometers) from Mars, closing in at a little more than 8,000 mph (about 3,600 meters per second).