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The Influence of 'Anti-Science'

A new study published in Science this week shows that, although "anti-science" approaches like creationism have been removed from most classrooms in the US, they still influence the way some teachers teach evolution, says 80beats' Andrew Moseman. Through a survey sent to high school science teachers, two researchers from Pennsylvania State University found that 28 percent of the 926 respondents "unabashedly" taught evolution to their students, Moseman says. About 60 percent of biology teachers belonged in the "cautious" category, as "neither strong advocates for evolutionary biology nor explicit endorsers of nonscientific alternatives," according to the study.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.