By Tim Radford / Climate News NetworkMay 13, 2016
A study of more than 600 vertebrate species shows those that have faced extreme environmental pressures in the past are now best equipped to survive climate change. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 8, 2015
Scientists have determined that the shape of an animal’s eye has everything to do with its adaptation to a particular place on the food chain. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigDec 7, 2014
A new survey of 12 populations around the world challenges the commonly held assumption that human beings naturally prefer highly masculine men and highly feminine women. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 10, 2013
Many don't know that if it weren't for homo sapiens' avocado fetish, their favorite fruit would have been wiped off the face of the planet by now. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Zack KopplinMar 8, 2013
Everyone agrees that our students should learn how to think critically, but the misnamed and misguided Louisiana Science Education Act subverts that goal by sneaking creationism and other pseudo-science into public school science classrooms.Everyone agrees that our students should learn how to think critically, but the Louisiana Science Education Act subverts that goal by sneaking creationism into public school science classrooms. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
By Zack KopplinFeb 2, 2013
We've pushed standards, testing and accountability for public schools, so why shouldn't private institutions receiving taxpayer money have to meet those same requirements?We've pushed standards and accountability for public schools, so why shouldn't private ones receiving taxpayer money have to meet those requirements? Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
By Paul Brown, Climate News NetworkJan 10, 2013
Hobbit-sized humans, able to exist on less nourishing food, will have the best chance of survival in a warmer world, scientists say. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 4, 2012
Trust in science as a means of discovering and understanding reality has declined among self-identified conservatives since the mid-1970s, sociologists at the University of North Carolina found, and even more so in recent years if they held high level university degrees. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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