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NCSE Roundup: This Week in Evolution & Climate Change

NCSE Round-Up: This Week in Evolution & Climate Change

This week in evolution & climate change, the NCSE team talks octopuses, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the good things that happen from collaboration in science.

This Week in Octopuses

The Octopus is known for being a super cool sea creature, and this week scientists "finished sequencing the entire genome of the California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides)."

Science nerd Stephanie Keep gives the octopus some due attention on the NCSE blog, such as discussing the correct way to make "octopus" plural and the bane of all scientists' existence: sensationalized media.

Read her full post here

NCSE's Grand Canyon Trip Shared by Those with Love for Science

This week, Josh Rosenau talks more about NCSE's summer trip to the Grand Canyon, discussing the talented people that joined their crew.

Skywatchers, birdwatchers, a high school teacher with a degree in entomology, and a fisheries biologist were all among the talented folk that helped make the NCSE trip a success.

"Regardless of their areas of expertise, the assembled teachers, molecular biologists, nurses, geophysicists, firefighting English professors, programmers, photographers, and assorted others all came together out of their love of science and science education," he said.

"People talked science. Atheists and theists compared notes on interactions with particularly silly fundamentalists, and how they confronted attacks on evolution and climate change from ideologues. Scientists and teachers shared tips and tricks for spreading the joy of science to a new generation."

Read his full post here.

Glenn's Visit to the Field Museum of Natural History

In a visit to Chicago, NCSE member Glenn Branch checked out the Field Museum of Natural History.

He has only good things to say about its Evolving Planet exhibit, and recommends science enthusiasts and educators take a look for themselves, or use the museum's virtual site for those who can't make the physical trip.

"There’s a lot to like about Evolving Planet, and I won’t attempt even to inventory the high points: you simply should go visit the Field Museum in person. Thanks to a microsite, you can even see a lot of the exhibit on-line, without visiting Chicago..." he said.

Read his full post here.

Compiled by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

08/27/2015

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