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Science is in a rut, according to Roberta Ness

Is science in a rut? Professor Roberta Ness thinks so, and she wants institutions and the government to start funding more risky, out-there projects. Read More...

Getting a shot

A growing mistrust of science has brought with it whooping cough epidemics and GMO bans, stalling society’s progress, argues Michael Specter, author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives. Read More...

Water filters

If today's elementary school kids are going to be the engineers of tomorrow, they need better building blocks. Read More...

Nerd Bot

Nerds may be America’s greatest resource, but budding nerds are frequently ostracized. David Anderegg, author of “Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America,” argues that our future depends on rethinking nerdiness. Read More...

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