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The future did not seem to work!

When I started my career in chemistry as an undergraduate, chemists were an optimistic bunch, and everyone supported this view. Eventually, so it was felt, chemists would provide a substance to do just about anything people wanted, provided the laws of physics and chemistry permitted it. 961 more words

Science Policy Around the Web - February 21, 2017

By: Rachel Smallwood, PhD

Obesity

Should We Treat Obesity Like a Contagious Disease?

Researchers are modeling obesity from a public health perspective as a contagious disease. 859 more words

Linkposts

"Politics?! I Thought This Was About Science!"

“Politics?! I thought this was about science!”

This is a common trope that is often leveled against scientists and skeptics that challenge pseudoscience or political policies being pushed by anti-science politicians. 1,278 more words

Skepticism

AFS NEWS 01/20/16 – PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION DAY SCIENCE POLICY ROUNDUP

On the day of President Trump’s inauguration, we thought it would be good to highlight some of the key issues from the last week that could impact the future of science and research in the US over the course of the next administration. 446 more words

Politics & Government

Should scientists accept funding from agro-chemical companies? The devil's in the details

The relationship between use of pesticides (particularly neonicotinoids) and the decline of pollinators is one that I’ve touched on a few times in this blog – see for example:   1,022 more words

Biodiversity

The FDA is not holding back effective drugs

It’s going unnoticed amidst the news of the rolling disaster that is the incoming Trump administration, but our lame duck Congress has just passed a major piece of legislation called the 21st century cures act. 331 more words

Follies Of The Human Condition