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'Let us do our job': Anger erupts over EPA's apparent muzzling of scientists - Washington Post


Washington Post

'Let us do our job': Anger erupts over EPA's apparent muzzling of scientists
Washington Post
The Trump administration's decision to prevent government scientists from presenting climate change-related research at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday gave the event a suddenly high profile, with protesters outside, media inside and angry ...
EPA Keeps Scientists From Speaking About Report on Climate NBCNews.com
EPA Chief Set to Bar Government-Funded Experts From Agency's Science Panels Daily Signal
The EPA Stopped Three Agency Scientists From Talking About Climate Change at a Conference Slate Magazine
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The world's first trees grew by splitting their guts - Science Magazine


Science Magazine

The world's first trees grew by splitting their guts
Science Magazine
Scientists have discovered some of the best preserved specimens of the world's first trees in a remote region of China. At up to 12 meters tall, these spindly species were topped by a clump of erect branches vaguely resembling modern palm trees and ...

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What's changed since the March for Science? Readers respond. - Washington Post


Washington Post

What's changed since the March for Science? Readers respond.
Washington Post
Scientists have an essential role to play in the Trump era, and it is our duty to bridge the communication gap between scientists and policymakers. I personally have been scheduling more frequent meetings with my senators and representatives, and ...

Six months later, the March for Science tries to build a lasting movement - Washington Post


Six months later, the March for Science tries to build a lasting movement
Washington Post
Six months after the March for Science, organizers and activists across the country are trying to turn the day of demonstration into a lasting movement. This week the organization will file paperwork to become a registered nonprofit. It has also ...

Snyder to propose 'major investment' in computer science education - Crain's Detroit Business


Crain's Detroit Business

Snyder to propose 'major investment' in computer science education
Crain's Detroit Business
Appearing at an event for Facebook's investment in computer coding and digital marketing training in Detroit, the governor said the bids from Detroit and Grand Rapids for Amazon's second headquarters was a "catalyst" for the developing computer science ...

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Dan Brown Pits Creationism Against Science In His Latest Novel, 'Origin' - NPR


NPR

Dan Brown Pits Creationism Against Science In His Latest Novel, 'Origin'
NPR
Author Dan Brown has used his books to challenge people with questions of God and faith, all while sending readers on globe-trotting adventures that leave you both dizzy and satisfied. And on those fronts, his latest book, Origin, does not disappoint.

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Can Robots Help Get More Girls Into Science and Tech? - WIRED


WIRED

Can Robots Help Get More Girls Into Science and Tech?
WIRED
Plenty of toys are targeted at getting kids interested in science and engineering, and many these days are gender specific. Roominate, for instance, is a building kit tailored for girls, while the Boolean Box teaches girls to code. “Sometimes there's ...

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Can Science Make Alcohol Safer? - Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Can Science Make Alcohol Safer?
Wall Street Journal
Stohs says that the science is sound but that no amount of studies would sway the TTB. Asked for comment, TTB Director of Congressional and Public Affairs Tom Hogue wrote in an email: “The timeline and characterizations fail to accurately represent the ...

Calling All 2018 Candidates: We Want Your Positions on Science and Technology - Scientific American (blog)


Scientific American (blog)

Calling All 2018 Candidates: We Want Your Positions on Science and Technology
Scientific American (blog)
Science is inherently related to every significant challenge of the 21st century, yet in 2017, scientific experts have been increasingly ignored, dismissed and silenced by policymakers. Today, Science Debate is calling for all House, Senate and ...

The GOP's Abortion Ban Is About Politics, Not Science - FiveThirtyEight


FiveThirtyEight

The GOP's Abortion Ban Is About Politics, Not Science
FiveThirtyEight
To hear the bill's sponsors tell it, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) is about safeguarding fetuses that science has proven are capable of feeling pain. “No pain capable baby should have to undergo agonizing dismemberment in an ...