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5 Immigrants and Refugees Who Changed U.S. Science

The U.S. outspends all other countries, as well as the entire European Union combined, in total dollar amount put toward research and development. The U.S. also produces the most scientific publications of any country and is home to many of the top-ranked universities for the study of science and engineering. This reputation has been and continues to be due in ...

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Why One Researcher Marched For Science

0SHARESShare “And tomorrow I’ll be marching, because don’t you think Millie would agree with the March for Science .” Lisa Klein, from the materials science and engineering department at Rutgers University in New Jersey. On Friday evening, April 21st, she gave a talk to the chemistry department at Lehman College in the Bronx. She was filling in for the scheduled ...

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Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

0SHARESShare Labour has accused the government of failing to act on air pollution, which it says is a “public health emergency”. The party said millions of people in the UK were living in areas with illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and called air pollution levels a “national scandal”. It has vowed to bring in a new Clean Air Act, ...

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March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interference

0SHARESShare Thousands of scientists are protesting in hundreds of cities around the world against what they see as a global political assault on facts. The first-ever March for Science, which has been timed to coincide with Earth Day, is aimed at promoting action to protect the environment. Organisers say it is also a celebration of science and a call to ...

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March for Science kicks off in cities around the country

Thousands of protesters are expected to join scientists, researchers, engineers and mathematicians in demonstrations around the world on Saturday for the March for Science. The march was planned in January to coincide with Earth Day and in conjunction with educational and scientific institutions in a call for sound federal science policy and to draw attention to a slew of issues ...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science Deniers In Power Are A Profound Threat To Democracy

The U.S. grew from a “backwoods country” to one of “greatest nations the world has ever known” thanks to science — but that pillar of America is eroding, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson  warns. Science deniers “rising to power” now create a “recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy,” Tyson says in a powerful new video  that he promises contains “what ...

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

President Donald Trump gave many signals on the campaign trail that his presidency would be a disaster for the environment. He called global warming a “hoax” and “bullshit,”  vowed to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, and undo regulations to revive the fossil fuel industry.   Almost 100 days into Trump’s tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have ...

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Marching For Science: Of Advance And Retweet

As I write this, the March for Science is nearly here- and will have marched into history by the time some of you read it. I am proud to be participating at the March in New Haven, CT . But while talking about marching invokes feet, I think in 2017 the argument for science is perhaps best made with fingers, and ...

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What's A Scientist To Do? March!

It’s hard to believe that 92 years after the Scopes Monkey Trial (which debated teaching evolution in public schools), the integrity of the science community is in politically charged territory. The reality of climate change, possibly the greatest concern of the 21st century, is challenged by those who refuse to accept findings which indicate that the world is warming. There ...

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A Flight Attendant’s Jet Lag Survival Guide

The summer I turned 19, having dropped out of college amid some personal upheaval, I decided to apply to be a flight attendant. I wanted to get out into the world, meet interesting people, and gaze at the ocean from the other side.  I quickly realized being a flight attendant is a very difficult and physically taxing job. I started working ...

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