Researcher takes sample of air expelled from the narwhal's blowhole.
A new movie, Expelled, claims that intelligent design is good science that is being censored by adherents to evolution, which is nothing but Darwinian dogma. Scientific American's editor-in-chief, John Rennie, and podcast host Steve Mirsky discuss the movie. And Eugenie Scott, director of the National Center for Science Education, talks about being interviewed for the film as well as her organization's efforts to provide correct information about the claims in Expelled. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. For more of SciAm's coverage of Expelled visit www.sciam.com/expelled. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.expelledthemovie.com; www.expelledexposed.com; www.natcenscied.org
Carbonaceous chondrites, the most primitive meteorites, incorporate material originating outside the solar system, including matter expelled by supernovas and other stars
When the star Cassiopeia A exploded, nearly all the iron from the core was expelled to the outer regions of the supernova. John Matson reports
A film challenging evolution by game show host and financial analyst Ben Stein is a case study in antiscience propaganda
John Rennie, Michael Shermer and Steve Mirsky all watched Ben Stein's new antievolution movie. Here's what they had to say about its design flaws.
A shameful antievolution film tries to blame Darwin for the Holocaust
One of the many egregious moments in the new Ben Stein anti-evolution film "Expelled" is the truncation of a quote from Charles Darwin so that it makes him appear to give philosophical ammunition to the Nazis. Steve Mirsky reports.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for reaching out and speaking up for #KieraWilmot and showing #Solidarity4Wilmot. I teared up as I read all of the offers of support to assist Kiera and other students all over the country.
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Roundtable Discussion with Scientific American and Mark Mathis
Ben Stein was the goofball host of the cable show â€œWin Ben Steinâ€™s Money.â€ A Christian University in southern California has just announced that it is honoring Stein for his upcoming movie that makes the case for taking intelligent design seriously.
The DNA in seawater can reveal the diversity and abundance of fish species living in ocean waters. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A funny thing happened when two Danish college students injected tracking tags into starfish. The tracking tags kept mysteriously winding up on the bottom of the tank.
One whale's excrement is another man's treasure: ambergris is worth its weight in gold.
So many of the "alters" wanted to howl until the pain, sadness, fear and guilt was expelled and replaced with peace. During therapy, I would often set my children up in front of an animated movie in the front room and go off into my own bedroom, crawl into my closet, shut the door and howl into pillows until I quit shaking.
Kiera Wilmot, the Bartow High School student who was arrested and expelled for her curiosity (Image: Change.org) In his delightful memoir "Uncle Tungsten", the eminent neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks recounts the swashbuckling chemical adventures of his teenage years, sparked when a sympathetic uncle got him hooked on to the wonders of chemistry.
Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco today was pulled from the Tour de France after he tested positive for the banned substance EPO , a hormone that boosts oxygen levels in the blood and, hence, stamina.Ricco, 24, is the third cyclist to test positive for EPO use during this year's Tour.
The spiral, created by a red giant's companion star, lets astronomers see when layers of the red giant were lost
Image courtesy of Rocky Cookus/Portland State University Moss, that cushy, moisture-loving ground cover, is more promiscuous than we thought. These plants might not have the sexy flowers of a peony, but according to new research, they do manage to attract small pollinators with a subtle sweet smell.Previously, scientists had presumed that these primitive plants needed a layer of water for their sexual reproduction.