This week, Sam and Alex talk Trump, Harper and science muzzling. Sam asks theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss about the difference between a good and a bad public intellectual. Alex talks to science journalist Carl Zimmer about tough choices in science storytelling.
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- Dina Fine Maron. “Trump Administration Restricts News from Federal Scientists at USDA, EPA.” Scientific American. Jan 24, 2017.
- Coral Davenport. “Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead E.P.A., Criticizes Environmental Rules.” The New York Times. Jan 18, 2017.
- Sam Fenn. “Newly Released Emails Show How the Harper Government Silences Scientists.” The Terry Project. Feb 19, 2014.
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2016.
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- Carl Zimmer. “A Single Migration from Africa Populated the World, Studies Find.” The New York Times. Sept 16, 2016.
- Serena Tucci and Joshua M. Akey. “Population genetics: A map of human wanderlust.” Nature 538 (2016): 179–180.
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