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Thinking Like a Pirate – or a Scientist

Thinking Like a Pirate – or a Scientist

New understandings about how scientists think inspire changes in school science standards.

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Secretive Openness

Secretive Openness

It will take a long time for scientists to figure out why those redwoods in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park are albino. And because of the way science is set up, it will take the public even longer to find out the answer.

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Gleaning scientific observations from ancient myths

Gleaning scientific observations from ancient myths

I had the privilege this week of interviewing Isabel Hawkins, an astronomer and director of the Center for Science Education at Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory. We talked about how people use evidence in science, how it is that we know what we know. Hawkins isn't your ordinary astronomer. She began her career in an ordinary […]

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Science v. Pseudoscience On Trial

Science v. Pseudoscience On Trial

NOVA commemorates the historical evolution trial of 2005. Credit: NOVAIf you tune in or point your web browser to PBS this week, you'll see a whole bunch about evolution. It's not Charles Darwin's birthday, but it's a celebration that may one day carry much more significance: it's the two year anniversary of the Kitzmiller vs. […]

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