Biology

'Guns, Germs, and Steel' Reconsidered

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies has had the kind of impact that most scholarly authors can only dream about for their works. First published by W.W. Norton in 1997, the book won a Pulitzer Prize the next year for its author, Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Graduate Science Enrollments Grow

New data show increases for total pool, women, and minority students, but drop in first-time foreign students.

Connected on Campus

New scrutiny for drug researchers at universities over their ties to investment firms.

Doctrinal Differences

Professors at Catholic colleges attacked for their stances on Schiavo case.

New Challenge to Evolution

Christian schools sue University of California for refusing to certify high school courses that teach creationism or "intelligent design."

Professor Sex Is Not Back for More

After 2 students complain, George Washington declines to renew contract of a popular and explicit instructor.

Drawing a Line in the Academic Sand

U. of Idaho president says that in science courses, evolution will be taught and that other views -- discredited by researchers -- do not belong.

Common Ground on Intelligent Design

Science professors who support the concept tend to agree with opponents that it doesn't belong in the science classroom.

Another Attack on Evolution

Berkeley sued over Web site created by professors to help high school teachers.

A Call to Action Against Intelligent Design

Cornell president says it has no place in science courses -- and also acknowledges the theory's popularity.

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