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The Scopes "Monkey" Trial

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This month marks the 89th anniversary of the Scopes "Monkey" Trial in Tennessee. Read more about this legendary court case dealing with the teaching of evolution in public schools.

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Recap - Episode 113

A recap of episode 113 of the series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey entitled Unafraid of the Dark hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Scientists Recreate Possible First Cells

Scientists able to recreate pre-cells using RNA and dextran in a lab.

Comb Jellies May Have Come First

Scientists believe that comb jellies were the first animal to evolve and then later de-evolve to give rise to simpler species.

Does the Pope Believe in Evolution?

Find out what the Pope and the Catholic Church believe about evolution and other basic scientific theories.

Cosmos Episode 12 Viewing Worksheet

A worksheet to complete while watching Cosmos episode 10 entitled The World Set Free.

Junk DNA Controls Gene Expression

An explanation of how microRNA and junk DNA can regulate gene expression and drive evolution.

Evolution Slowed by Mass Extinctions

Research suggests that mass extinction events throughout history can slow the rate of evolution as smaller extinction events result.

Is the Appendix Really a Vestigial Structure in Humans?

The appendix is one organ in humans that has long been thought to be vestigial. Now, some research has shown the appendix may not be useless after all.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Recap - Episode 112

A recap of episode 112 of the series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey entitled The World Set Free hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

May 2014 Round Up


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