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Required Readings, 23 July 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are some interesting articles for you to peruse:

-Education officials in Rhode Island, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland, and Vermont have approved science standards that recommend teaching evolution and climate-change well before high school.

A survey conducted for the Australian Academy of Science shows that one in eleven Australians don’t believe in evolution, and that three in eleven believe that humans co-existed with dinosaurs.

-The Gates Foundation has poured $472 million (so far) into a proposed two-decade-long attempt to remake higher education. Five years in, this is what the program looks like.

-Now that the Higgs boson has been identified, what’s next for particle physicists?

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RC is the assistant director of a learning center in the U.S. that focuses on space, science, and technology. She is a lifelong skeptic and science advocate, and a sci-fi fan who will talk your ear off about Star Trek if given half the chance.

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