This week: TX SBOE meets tomorrow to hear final testimony on streamlining Texas science standards, Pruitt will not pursue removing CO2 from the EPA's list of pollutants, Senators request increase in NSF funding, and more
This week: congress passes a bill to protect funding for weather prediction, EPA decides not to ban harmful chlorphyrifos, a proposal for new FDA trial designs, and more
In this last post of our blog series, we discuss solutions for major issues in the media, and we offer advice on stopping the spread of fake news and false information.
This week: Trump begins to roll back Clean Power Plan, texts from the Heartland Institute land on educators' desks, a deathly measles outbreak in Europe, March Mammal Madness is a huge success, and more...
Fake news and sloppy journalism are threats to both the scientific community, and the world at large. In this blog post, we discuss how these sources of false information arise and why they feel so prevalent right now.
This week: advice for politically active scientists, rejection of AHCA, NIH approves preprints, Texas education, climate change skeptics speak out, and more
Talking across the political divide requires some understanding of human psychology and a lot of respect and empathy. Here we provide some techniques to help you have conversations with people who oppose your viewpoint.
This week: AHCA budget review, Trump's budget proposal stripping science funding, higher CO2 levels than ever, republican support for carbon tax, and more
Why do people believe false information? Why is it so hard to convince them otherwise? We try to explain these phenomena.
Conservation and Alternative Energy Several science societies and organizations wrote a letter to Trump endorsing the Clean Water Rule (Ecological Society of America). The wind energy industry is booming in Texas under laws signed by Rick Perry, who is currently the head of the Department of Energy, suggesting that renewable energy may have a positive … Continue reading Weekly Digest – March 6-12