Archive for May, 2013

Newtok: The Nerve Center of Climate Change

Newtok: The Nerve Center of Climate Change

The Guardian has published a superb series on Alaska, home to America’s first climate refugees. With land disappearing and waters rushing inland at record pace, Alaska’s coast has become the unfortunate epicenter of climate change.

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REVIEW: The God Delusion

REVIEW: The God Delusion

In the 2006 The God Delusion, Dawkins assumes a two-pronged approach. His thesis is that a supernatural God almost certainly does not exist and that society would be better off without the religions that have congealed around these ideas.

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Coelacanth Hangout

Coelacanth Hangout

Last week science writer Carl Zimmer moderated a discussion on the newly sequenced coelacanth genome. This deepwater, lobe-finned fish was one of the most surprising discoveries of the 20th century and a key component of our evolutionary past.

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