31 Dec '17, 4pm

With Science Under Siege in 2017, Scientists Regrouped and Fought Back: 5 Essential Reads

You can't keep a good scientist down. Vlad Tchompalov / Unsplash With Science Under Siege in 2017, Scientists Regrouped and Fought Back: 5 Essential Reads By Maggie Villiger 2017 may well be remembered as the year of alternative facts and fake news. Truth took a hit, and experts seemed to lose the public's trust. Scientists felt under siege as the Trump administration purged information from government websites , appointed inexperienced or adversarial individuals to science-related posts and left important advisory positions empty. Researchers braced for cuts to federally funded science. So where did that leave science and its supporters? Here we spotlight five stories from our archive that show how scholars took stock of where scientists stand in this new climate and various ways to consider the value their research holds for society. 1. A Risk to Standing Up for Science ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/science-under-siege-2520512745.html

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