24June2017

Flying Bridges: The Day the World Discovered the Sun

A French astronomer traveled to Siberia to observe the 1761 transit of Venus, assisting in a worldwide effort to determine the scale of the solar system for the first time The Day the World Discovered the Sun, by Mark Anderson. Image: Perseus [...]

Issue for the week of June 2nd, 2012

The Issue for the month of June 2nd, 2012 June 2, 2012 issue of Science News Designer Flu How scientists made a killer virus airborne — and who should know (p. 20) Storm Front Hurricane experts push to improve intensity forecasts (p. [...]
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A preview of Hot

NCSE is pleased to offer a preview (PDF) of Mark Hertsgaard’s Hot: Living through the Next Fifty Years on Earth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). The preview consists of the first part of chapter four, “Ask the Climate Question,” [...]

Books on Science: Fiddling With a Two-Year Gap in the Busy Life of Copernicus

Dava Sobel has long taken a quirky approach to science history. In “Galileo’s Daughter” (1999), for instance, she focused not on the standard biographical material but on the scientist’s love for his illegitimate daughter, consigned [...]

Evolution: Education and Outreach for free

Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal aspiring to promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — will be freely available through December 31, 2011, thanks to the generosity [...]

RNCSE 31:5 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce the fifth issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education in its new on-line format. The issue — volume 31, number 5 — features Lorence G. Collins and Barbara J. Collins’s article “Pleistocene [...]

Book Review : Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon by Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa with Mim Eichler Rivas

Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon By Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa with Mim Eichler Rivas An autobiography charts one man’s voyage from migrant worker to brain surgeon. Univ. of California Press, 2011, 317 [...]

Book Review : Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground by Tom Koch

This unconventional history charts the rise of epidemiology by examining how maps have been used to follow the spread of disease. Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011, 330 p., $45  

Book Review : The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives by Diana Reiss

A dolphin researcher describes studies of the animals’ intelligence and makes a case for their protection. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011, 276 p., $27

A preview of How and Why Species Multiply

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Peter R. Grant and B. Rosemary Grant’s How and Why Species Multiply (Princeton University Press, 2007, reissued in paperback in 2011). The preview consists of chapter 10 — “Reconstructing [...]