January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Everyone, from infants to seniors is vulnerable.
It is estimated that over 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma but only half of those know they have it.
Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don’t raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to
LifeScience Moment: Legislation in Tennessee called for a ban on the teaching of evolution.
On January 21, 1925, Rep. John Washington Butler introduced legislation in the Tennessee House of Representatives that called for a ban on the teaching of
The proposed law, known as the Butler bill, would prohibit the teaching of "any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as
taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals."
Life Science Evolution...
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Salmonella Typhimurium (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"It is a popular delusion that the scientific enquirer is under an obligation not to go beyond generalisation of observed facts...but anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond the facts, rarely get as far."
Thomas H. Huxley, English biologist