Category Archives: politics

NPR’s muddled take on scientific racism and direct-to-consumer genetics

NPR’s science blog Cosmos & Culture has a post up about a new book on scientific racism and population genetics, particularly in connection with personal genetic ancestry reconstruction like that offered by 23andMe and other “direct-to-consumer” (DTC) genetic testing outfits. … Continue reading

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Friday action item: It’s time to go local

On Fridays while the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! This Thursday was not a good day for the … Continue reading

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Friday action item: An awful budget, now with detail

On Fridays while the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! There’s a detailed Federal budget proposal out this week, … Continue reading

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Friday action item: What comes next?

On Fridays while the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! It’s been just about two weeks, now, since many … Continue reading

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Friday Action Item: Your #MarchForScience checklist

On Fridays while the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! Tomorrow, scientists and science supporters around the world will … Continue reading

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Friday Action Item: The budget proposal

On Fridays while the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! If you so much as glanced at Science Twitter … Continue reading

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Friday Action Item: Tell Congress to protect environmental science funding

On Fridays while the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! In the last week, supporters of science have seen … Continue reading

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