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Marketplace: Scientists exit the warm embrace of research for politics

By Jed Kim On a recent Friday, Jess Phoenix was scheduled to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the home game of the minor league Lancaster JetHawks. In the hours before the game, however, she was canvassing streets in the Southern California district she hopes to win in the upcoming midterm election. Her pitch […]

Gizmodo: Congress’s Only Physicist Explains What’s at Stake for Science This Year

By Dave Levitan In March, Congress passed a massive spending bill, averting (further) government shutdowns. Though he threw a minor tantrum about it, President Trump signed the bill into law. Among the various things that might have spawned the whining was the complete reversal of the White House budget requests when it came to science. The bill […]

Science Alert: The Only PhD Scientist in Congress Was Marching For Science This Weekend

By CARLY CASSELLA, SCIENCE AS FACT It may come as a surprise, but there is at least one person in Congress who has a firm grasp of science: Representative Bill Foster – and you can bet that this weekend, he was marching for science. As the only PhD scientist in Congress, Foster has been a champion […]

The Hill: We still need to march for science

BY REP. BILL FOSTER (D-ILL.), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR Today, thousands of people will once again take to the streets to march for science. For many Americans, science makes us think of test tubes in high school chemistry classes or a cool space documentary on Netflix. But science and logic have impacted our lives in ways that […]

New York Times: Scott Pruitt’s Attack on Science Would Paralyze the E.P.A.

By Gina McCarthy and Janet G. McCabe Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has announced that he alone will decide what is and isn’t acceptable science for the agency to use when developing policies that affect your health and the environment. It is his latest effort to cripple the agency. Mr. Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s […]

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