Top 5 misconceptions about evolution: A guide to demystify the foundation of modern biology.

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Here is an infographic to help inform citizens.  From my experience most people who misunderstand evolution are actually misinformed about what science is and how it operates.  That said, here are five of the biggest barriers faced when one explains evolution - I have faced these and they are documented in the literature.

I hope you can build on my work and improve the communication between the scientists and the public.

Want to do more?  If you want to donate to the cause of science education I suggest the National Center for Science Education http://ncse.com, your local university, or an equivalent organization.  Volunteering at schools and inviting scientists into classrooms are two ways to encourage an informed society.  Attend hearings if school boards start questioning evolution’s role in public curriculum.  Raise a storm if anyone tries to ban science.  Plus, it never hurts to reblog a well made evolution post.

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Women's Sports Is a Feminist Issue
So why don't activists and gender-equality advocates treat it like one?

Some takeaways:

-In 2014, ESPN’s SportsCenter dedicated 2% of its on-air time to covering women’s sports.

-Minimum salary for player in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is $6,842 (for the entire season.) Minimum salary for a player in the Major League Soccer’s (MLS) is $60,000.

-The 2015 Women’s World Cup (WWC) is being played on artificial turf. The 2014 (Men’s) World Cup was played on natural grass, the universally-recognized superior playing surface.

-U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) captain Abby Wambach holds the international goal-scoring record—for women and men.

“Men’s sports are going to seem more exciting. They have higher production values, higher-quality coverage, and higher-quality commentary … When you watch women’s sports, and there are fewer camera angles, fewer cuts to shot, fewer instant replays, yeah, it’s going to seem to be a slower game, [and] it’s going to seem to be less exciting.” - Cheryl Cooky, professor of women’s studies at Purdue University

This comparatively simple reaction network I clobbered together in a week can totally explain how this enzyme is activated. We're a tiny, tiny step closer to understanding how memories form. The five other models I spent 2.5 years on are just dissertation filler.

Physics, Purdue