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    Researcher takes sample of air expelled from the narwhal's blowhole.

    — © Isabelle Groc

    Expelled Explained

    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

    April 9, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

    Interstellar Matter in Meteorites

    Carbonaceous chondrites, the most primitive meteorites, incorporate material originating outside the solar system, including matter expelled by supernovas and other stars

    August 1, 1983 — Roy S. Lewis and Edward Anders

    Supernova Turned Star Inside-Out

    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

    April 2, 2012

    Ben Stein's Expelled Exposed

    A film challenging evolution by game show host and financial analyst Ben Stein is a case study in antiscience propaganda

    June 1, 2008 — Michael Shermer
    Updates on #KieraWilmot, Legal Fund created

    Updates on #KieraWilmot, Legal Fund created

    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.

    May 13, 2013 — DNLee

    Ben Stein Wins Intelligent Design Money

    Ben Stein was the goofball host of the cable show “Win Ben Stein’s Money.†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.

    February 15, 2008 — Gary Stix
    Moan

    Moan

    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.

    — Sheri J. Storm
    How to repel kids from science: By shackling curiosity in cuffs

    How to repel kids from science: By shackling curiosity in cuffs

    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.

    May 1, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

    Italian cyclist cut from Tour de France for doping

    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.

    July 18, 2008 — Nikhil Swaminathan
    Moss Sperm Smells Sweet Enough for Sex

    Moss Sperm Smells Sweet Enough for Sex

    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.

    July 18, 2012 — Katherine Harmon