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Scientific American: A Fix for the Antiscience Attitude in Congress

By The Editors of Scientific American The White House and Congress have lost their way when it comes to science. Notions unsupported by evidence are informing decisions about environmental policy and other areas of national interest, including public health, food safety, mental health and biomedical research. The president has not asked for much advice from […]

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General · Science

Physics World: Serving the public

Taken from the September 2017 issue of Physics World Particle physicist Bill Foster has served in the US Congress for almost a decade. He calls on more physicists to get involved at all levels of government and politics It is hard to read the news these days without a degree of trepidation over the future […]

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Donald Trump’s War on Scientists Has Had One Big Side Effect

There’s something different about the crop of Democrats running for Congress in 2018. As in previous years, the party has recruited a small army of veterans in high-profile races and in Republican-held districts. There are loads of state legislators, business owners, and government officials. But the candidates also include a volcanologist who’s worried that her […]

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Climate · Science

First fake news, now EPA-funded fake science

The explosive admission that fake science was used in EPA-funded air pollution studies by Duke University researchers bolsters an effort by Republicans to bring honesty and transparency to the agency’s regulations. Duke University acknowledged a scientist used fake experimental data in research studies on air pollution and lung function. Numerous published studies were retracted because […]

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