Terminated scientist claims bias against intelligent design
NASA's Cassini space probe snapped this photo of jets spewing from Saturn's moons.
March 14th, 2012
10:52 AM ET

Terminated scientist claims bias against intelligent design

By Stan Wilson, CNN

Los Angeles (CNN) – A former veteran systems administrator for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory claimed during opening arguments in a civil lawsuit Tuesday that he was wrongfully terminated for expressing his views on intelligent design.

David Coppedge, who spent 15 years on the Cassini Mission, one of NASA and JPL's most ambitious planetary space explorations, asserts that he was unlawfully fired under his employer's anti-harassment and ethics policies. JPL contends Coppedge created a hostile workplace while expressing his religious views with co-workers.

His suit also claims that supervisors wrongly admonished him for distributing DVD documentary films titled "Unlocking the Mystery of Life" and "The Privileged Planet," which present biological and cosmological explanations for intelligent design, according to the complaint.

FULL STORY from CNN's Belief Blog

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Fun for Pi Day
March 14th, 2012
10:26 AM ET

Fun for Pi Day

Here are some things you can do to celebrate Pi Day:

Learn about pi

Bake a pie

Memorize pi's digits

Related links:

Teach Pi

PiDay.org

The Joy of Pi

Exploratorium Pi Day

piZone.org

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National Pi(e) Day: Recipes for pies
A pie for Pi Day!
March 14th, 2012
09:44 AM ET

National Pi(e) Day: Recipes for pies

It's an all-out pie palooza because March 14 is National Pie Day!

Clever you, you've already figured out that today's date, 3/14, also corresponds to a famous mathematical constant you learned in school: 3.14, also known as pi. So it would stand to reason that today of all days is a great day to celebrate something of a similar name, pie.

In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed that yes, America, we should have a Pi Day, although it was celebrated beginning in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium. The staff and visitors would march about a circular space and eat fruit pies.

Many iReporters sent in photos and recipes of pies for the occasion.

FULL STORY from Eatocracy

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