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NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research drylands site - National Science Foundation (press release)

National Science Foundation (press release)
To discover how environmental change is affecting dryland ecosystems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $6.4 million grant in new support of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in central New Mexico.

LANL researching algae to convert to affordable fuel - Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe New Mexican
Molecular biologist Amanda Barry and a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bio-energy and Biome Sciences group are trying to determine whether one particular strain of algae can be produced at low cost and in short periods of time so that it could ...

Origami-inspired device helps marine biologists study octopuses and jellyfish - Science Daily

Science Daily
Scientists have tried to find the safest and most effective ways to explore marine life in the oceanic water, the largest and least explored environment on Earth, for years. Each time, they were faced with the same challenge: How to capture delicate or ...
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Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences

Washington - United States

Companion site for the NAS title offers illustrations, synopsis, and recommended resources.

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    Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences, Second Edition
    While the mechanisms of evolution are still under investigation, scientists universally accept that the cosmos, our planet, and life evolved and continue to evolve. Yet the teaching of evolution to schoolchildren is still contentious. In Science and Creationism, The National Academy of Sciences states unequivocally that creationism has no place in any science curriculum at any level. Briefly and clearly, this booklet explores the nature of science, reviews the evidence for the origin of the universe and earth, and explains the current scientific understanding of biological evolution. This edition includes new insights from astronomy and molecular biology. Attractive in presentation and authoritative in content, Science and Creationism will be useful to anyone concerned about America's scientific literacy: education policymakers, school boards and administrators, curriculum designers, librarians, teachers, parents, and students.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Division on Earth and Life Sciences
United States

Advancing the life sciences and applying science to analysis and alleviation national problems. Site has information on and reports from NAS boards on Biology, Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and Radiation Effects Research, and the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research.

Science, Evolution and Creationism
United States

Book of this title from the National Academy of Sciences covering the evolutionary process, the evidence for biological evolution, and creationist perspectives. It is available to buy or can be downloaded free of charge.

California Academy of Sciences
United States

San Francisco. Visitor information, exhibit descriptions with animal photos, history, penguin cam, and oceanography resources.

California Academy of Sciences: Entomology
United States

Houses one of the largest entomology collections in North America. Provides information on current research projects.

California Academy of Sciences: Herpetology
United States

Undertakes research into reptiles and amphibians and offers a searchable database of herpetology collections.

California Academy of Sciences Ichthyology
United States

Fish systematics research site includes catalog, checklists, and images of fishes.

Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Information about the Institute and its neuropharmacological research, including psychotropic drugs.

California Academy of Sciences Echinoderm Webpage
United States

Abstracts from the Ninth International Echinoderm Conference with links to other related resources.

California Academy of Sciences Diatom Collection
United States

An extensive resource on diatom taxonomy, primarily focused on recent freshwater diatoms of the United States.

Chinese Academy of Sciences - Institute of Microbiology