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Isabel Marshall

Scientific self-regulation is only as effective as the field’s ability to corral its strongest egos. In other words, it’s not. Read more

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“For that kind of money,” Vonnegut cracked on the CBS Evening News, “the least [NASA] can do is discover God.” Civil rights activists, anti-Vietnam War protesters and even top scientists were skeptical of the Apollo moon mission at the time. Read more

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Rosa Menkman

Once again, the author and activist has positioned himself on the cutting edge of history, issuing a dire warning. Read more


Despite national schizophrenia on the issue, a growing number of Americans are on board with accepting human-caused climate change—and doing something about it. Read more


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Ciotu Cosmin

Tests on caged animals often fail to replicate in human trials, while lab animals suffer. Read more

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Noah Flora

“The heavens are going to be littered with radioactive debris.” Read more

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In Heaven, is everyone a non-disabled white man? Read more

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Can we walk ourselves back from the edge? Read more

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Most of my students have only deepened their commitment to do what Trump will not: honestly explore and enact how best to live on Earth. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Ethan Goffman

Scientists have been successfully backing up gobs of data on environmental and human health. They are also working to convince people of what public access to that information is worth. Read more


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Dawn Starin

Over 380 years after Galileo was convicted for heresy and 92 years after the Scopes Trial, there's a massive, world-wide protest to defend the legitimacy of evidence-based science. And with a sense of humor too. Read more


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Chris Line

Images from Earth Day, April 22, 2017 Read more