Category Archives: politics

Friday Action Item: Tell Congress to vote down the GOP tax bill

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! Here’s a last-minute Action Item prompted by an alarming … Continue reading

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Friday action item: Figure out how to support a grad student without DACA

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! We haven’t done an Action Item in a while, … Continue reading

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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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