Advocating For Diversity Is Not Political

The March for Science will be taking place on April 22 to advocate for science, research, and evidence-based policies. This is a response to the current administration that doesn’t seem to value evidence very much.  Mobilizing and organizing to fight for scientific progress seems like a good idea for anyone who cares about science, but a few [Read More…]


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Trump Administration Lifts Ban On Scientific Outreach

It appears the strong public outcry made an impact. [Read more…]


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Trump Plans to Ban the EPA from Funding Science

If it wasn’t bad enough that Trump is censoring the EPA for speaking to the public, he now wants to ban their ability to fund scientific research. Additionally, Trump wants to “overhaul” its use of science from outside groups. This information came from a report published in Axios. Here is an excerpt of the new plan leaked [Read More…]


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Trump bans EPA from posting on social media and talking to reporters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to protect the environment and was heavily invested in fighting climate change under President Obama. Now under President Trump, the agency has a new climate change skeptic leading the way. If that wasn’t bad enough, Trump has now declared that the EPA employees cannot post on social media or [Read More…]


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A Bad Example of Trying to Explain Climate Change to Deniers

This video titled “Tucker Carlson DESTROYS Liberal Cal State Professor 1/4/17” popped up in my suggested videos on YouTube and because I wanted to procrastinate some more, I clicked on it. I was thinking the person who titled the video probably had a strong conservative bias, but maybe the liberal actually did look really bad. [Read More…]


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Ohio promotes pseudoscience and harms its most vulnerable women by banning abortions at 20 weeks

Ohio Govenor John Kasich vetoed the 6-week abortion ban based on a fetal heartbeat, but accepted the 20-week abortion ban based on fetal pain. While the 6-week ban would have been absurd, the 20 week ban is also horrible. First off, this bill is based entirely on pseudoscience. I provided scientific testimony against South Carolina’s 20-week [Read More…]


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The Weather Channel Calls Out Breitbart News For Spreading Climate Change Hoax

I never thought I would see The Weather Channel get into a debate with Breitbart News, but this last election season has shown that anything is possible. The Weather Channel was unhappy that Breitbart posted an article using one of their videos to mislead Americans about climate change. Note to @BreitbartNews: Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change [Read More…]


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Donald Trump Taps Bernie Sanders as Treasury Secretary

I’m sorry. The above title is completely false. Bernie Sanders is not being considered as Treasury Secretary. We are still learning who Trump is going to pick for his cabinet positions. Yet, some people have written articles with titles suggesting that we already know. The spreading of misinformation was absolutely terrible during the election season and [Read More…]


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Study finds that belief in miracles is associated with poorer health outcomes

There is a great deal of scientific literature that analyzes how religious belief impacts physical and mental health. Religiosity has been documented as having both positive and negative effects on people’s health, depending on exactly what they believe. For example, belief in God can reduce anxiety, but not if you think God is punishing you. A new study [Read More…]


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Science Debunks These Five Common Myths About Bisexuality

Bisexuality simply means that a person is attracted to their own gender as well as other genders. However, bisexuality is a frequently misunderstood sexual orientation and several common myths have been spread among heterosexual and homosexual people alike. As someone who has recently come out as bisexual, I’d like to counter these myths with science as well as [Read More…]


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