Scientists May Now Know How Whales Got So BigA few million years ago, the largest whales averaged maybe 15 feet long. Then, seemingly overnight, one type of whale, the toothless baleen, became huge. Scientists think that they have finally answered the mystery.
Bill Could Turn Back Page, Return Power To Texas Board Of Education The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the state Legislature.
Texas Again Voting On Science Lessons Challenging Evolution The Texas Board of Education is voting again this week on revised science curriculums requiring students to "evaluate scientific explanations" on the "complexity" of human cells and on the origin of DNA.
South Dakota Bill Leaves Evolution Skepticism Up To TeachersSouth Dakota is one of at least three states, along with Texas and Oklahoma, considering a bill on whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change.
Texas Votes To Keep Science Lessons Challenging EvolutionThe Texas Board of Education has moved closer to tweaking -- but still preserving -- high school science curriculum requirements that teachers and academics say cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
Texas Votes To Change Science Lessons Challenging EvolutionThe Republican-controlled board on Wednesday modified language that had asked biology students to consider "all sides" of scientific theory.
Texas Mulls Changing Curriculum Questioning EvolutionThe Texas Board of Education is hearing arguments over changing state science curriculums that, critics have said, are designed to challenge the theory of evolution and leave students wondering if a higher power created the universe.
John Glenn Wants Evolution Taught In SchoolsAstronaut John Glenn, now 93 with fading eyesight and hearing, said in a recent interview that he sees no contradiction between believing in God and believing in evolution.
New Research Shows Why Cats Sleep More If you've every wondered why cats sleep so much, researchers say it's in their DNA.
Evolution Debate Again Engulfs Texas Board Of EdThe Texas Board of Education has extended preliminary approval of new science textbooks, but held up one biology tome because of alleged factual errors.
State Education Board Delays Textbook VoteThe Texas Board of Education has refused to approve a biology book by one of the nation's largest publishers, pending an expert review of supposed "errors" on evolution.
Evolution At Issue Again In Textbook DebateTexas is bracing for another clash over how to teach evolution, as the board of education approves new science textbooks. A final public hearing is set for Wednesday.