This month in #scipol: carbon taxes, water contamination, science appropriations, Chinese espionage, the "right to try bill", top 10 newly discovered species, and more.
Part two of a post about a member's visit to DC to lobby Congressional staffers to increase federal science funding.
A member of Austin Science Advocates went to DC to lobby Congressional representatives to increase federal science funding. Here she summarizes what she learned during her preparation.
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.
Why do people believe false information? Why is it so hard to convince them otherwise? We try to explain these phenomena.