Is American Exceptionalism Shaping Our Scientific Response to the Coronavirus?

While New York City suffers through coronavirus, it’s worth recalling that in the name of science in 1966, the U.S. government released bacteria in the New York subways. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

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(DavidSwanson.org) — What’s the matter with science? By that, do I mean, why don’t we turn away from corrupt politics and religion and follow the way of science? Or do I mean, why have we allowed science to so corrupt our politics and our culture? I mean, of course, both. We don’t need an uneducated jackass telling people how to control a viral

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Most Americans Blame The Media For Distorting Science

The study found that Americans trust government agencies and science podcasts or radio segments slightly more than general news outlets.

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Nearly three-quarters of American adults think their science news is subject to media distortion, a study published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center says. Though the media took the lion’s share of blame for muddying the waters when it comes to science news, the 91-page report says respondents also voiced scorn for researcher practices and

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The Resurgence Of Climate Change Denial And Anti-Science

Michael Mann addresses the chilly atmosphere for scientists currently in Washington, DC, and talks about the dire situation the world finds itself on as President Donald Trump rolls back initiatives intended to combat climate change.

Scientists hold signs during a rally in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Michael Mann, who is a distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University. He also directs the Penn State University Earth Science Center. And he’s the co-author of the book, “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is

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As Trump Wages War On Science, Energy Grows For Worldwide March For Science

Nearly 400 marches in 37 countries will take place on April 22, demonstrating global resistance to Trump agenda.

"There's been a building desire to speak out, especially among young scientists." (Photo: March for Science/Facebook)

President Donald Trump's administration has fulfilled his campaign rhetoric when it comes to waging war on science, from erasing WhiteHouse.gov references to climate change on the day of his inauguration, to banning the term "climate change" at the Department of Energy's climate office, to proposing massive cuts to medical research to fund a new

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Suppressing Science For Monsanto? Groups Demand Investigation Of USDA

10 USDA scientists allegedly faced retaliation and punishment for research on neonicotinoid insecticides and glyphosate, which is included in Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide, as well as related topics, including genetically modified crops.

Monsanto herbicide to be sprayed on food crops. (USDA Photo) More than 25 farmworker, environmental, and food safety organizations sent an open letter on Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanding that the agency investigate reports that its scientists are facing retaliation and suppression of their research on controversial

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NASA Administrator Gives Ted Cruz An Epic Lesson In How Science Works

Along with Republicans before him, Cruz has made the argument before that NASA should focus more on space exploration and less on issues facing our lowly planet.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves to the crowd at a Republican victory party Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Photo: David J. Phillip/AP Sen. Ted Cruz thinks NASA should spend less time studying the planet and more time finding ways to go out into space. Cruz (R-TX), who is chair of the Senate Space, Science, and Competitiveness

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