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Stories with subject: Scientific controversies
  • Bill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:55 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.

  • Bryan College could lose faculty over creationism 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:34 pm
  • DAYTON, Tennessee - The Dayton college named after one of creationism's most famous defenders is embroiled in a controversy over Adam and Eve.

  • Stem cell controversy sets back Japanese science 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:39 am
  • TOKYO - The finding that a lead researcher falsified data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper is a setback for Japan's efforts to promote its advanced research, but also a symptom of the pressure for breakthroughs in the field, experts say.

  • Brown professor to receive Notre Dame award 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 9:04 am
  • SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A Brown University biology professor who defends evolution and says it can be reconciled with religious faith will receive the University of Notre Dame's Laetare (lay-TAH-ray) Medal, which the school has been awarding since 1883.

  • Ball State, legislators to talk intelligent design 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:29 pm
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - Ball State University's president is planning to meet with four conservative Indiana legislators who've questioned her decision to prohibit the teaching of intelligent design in a science course.

  • Senators refuse to repeal La. creationism law 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 7:01 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Teaching creationism in Louisiana science classes is unconstitutional, but senators refuse to repeal a law that mandates it.