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Teaching Evolution to Tibetan Monks
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Teaching Evolution to Tibetan Monks

When cultural beliefs clash with science, a little humor and a little humility never hurts by David Westmoreland, Science Riot Board Member Reposted from Scientific American. “We believe that we came into existence when an ogress mated with a monkey. Is that possible?” The question comes from one of a hundred saffron-clad Tibetan monks sitting…

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?
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What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

By Stephen E. Nash We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another. It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the end of an extended road trip, driving down a secondary highway through a sparsely populated area of Colorado at night, when one of my…

March for Science Summit
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March for Science Summit

Science Riot is very proud to be participating in the March for Science advocacy summit in Chicago with workshops and a public performance! July 6-8th March for Science is hosting the Science / Government Institutions and Society (S/GNS) Summit; a national conference that empowers those committed to championing evidence-based policy and science for the common…

Radio Interview With Sonya
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Radio Interview With Sonya

Sonya is our hilarious (Australian) organizer of Science Riot in Colorado Springs who joined the team after performing with us in 2016. She recently sat down with Drew Smith of Cumulus Colorado Pulse for an interview that went out on six frequencies throughout the state. In case you missed it, you can listen here!  

Who is allowed to call themselves a scientist?
Editorial

Who is allowed to call themselves a scientist?

Can you name a scientist who is alive today? Because 81% of the American public can’t name one. This is discouraging news for anyone who cares about science literacy, but it isn’t particularly helpful unless we allow ourselves to consider that maybe the public isn’t the problem. “We must have very different definitions for the word scientist.”…