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Explore the debate and science of Science.

January 18, 2022

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Marina Ziemnick

The White House Task Force's intention isn’t to protect the practice of science—it’s to enforce the administration’s own flavor of Government Science.

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January 18, 2022

The White House Is Undermining Science, Not Defending It

J. Scott Turner

Government support of scientific research is not designed to support science, but to harness science to political ends.

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December 22, 2021

One Less Talent for China: The Rise and Fall of Charles Lieber

Marina Ziemnick

We must be vigilant in tracking and stopping the flow of American research to China. Charles Lieber’s conviction is a step in the right direction, but it is by no means the end of the fight.

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December 1, 2021

Identity Politics Is Taking Over Astronomy

Ian Oxnevad

An astronomy profession guided by identity politics and cultural Marxism rather than scientific evidence could produce a distorted view of our solar system and the cosmos.

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July 6, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Intrusion in the Sciences

David Acevedo

The NAS has launched a new project analyzing DEI initiatives in STEM departments. Lead Researcher Christopher Sanfilippo begins with an examination of woke STEM at Harvard.

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July 1, 2021

Is Harvard Sacrificing Science for Wokeness?

Christopher Sanfilippo

We ought to publicize information on just how much money is being spent on DEI programs instead of the true aims of the university—education and research.

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May 28, 2021

First, Do No Harm

Shepard Barbash

States should get out of the K-12 standards-writing business.

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May 25, 2021

Modern Science on Shifting Sands

David Acevedo

NAS has launched a new series of reports, Shifting Sands, which examines the effects of the scientific irreproducibility crisis on government regulation.

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April 30, 2021

Cancel Culture in the Sciences: A Case Study

John E. Staddon

A reproduction of an email exchange between Professors John Staddon and Jonathon D. Crystal, published to provide a succinct example of how a cancellation occurs in real time.

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April 13, 2021

NAS Report Exposes the Failings of the NGSS

David Acevedo

NAS's latest report, Climbing Down, presents an extensive critique of the Next Generation Science Standards. The standards will do nothing but weaken American scientific achievement.

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