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Bill Nye Can’t Save the World

His show likely won’t even reach the people it aims to influence.

Climate Desk
April 26 2017 12:27 PMMost Presidents Expand Public Lands. Trump Wants to Limit Them.Coincidentally, his plans might also be illegal.
Science
April 21 2017 5:58 AMDonald Trump Should Not Appoint a Science AdviserHe doesn’t deserve one, and it’s more likely to be a sham than a help.
Science
April 20 2017 10:00 AMJeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand the Necessity of ScienceHis decision to kill the National Commission on Forensic Science betrays a lack of understanding about how to assess good evidence.
Medical Examiner
April 14 2017 9:08 AMThis Dramatic Graph Shows How the Pro-Vaccine Movement Can WinThe anti-vaxxers have relied on their passion to push bad policy. We can beat them—we just have to find ours.
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April 12 2017 10:48 AMTwo Years Later, We Finally Know Why People Saw “The Dress” DifferentlyRemember “the dress”? It disrupted our understanding of color, and, yes, it took science two years to catch up. 
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April 11 2017 5:55 AMTalking Without TalkingThe case of Anna Stubblefield and “facilitated communication” is back in court. Will previously blocked evidence prove her sex assault victim had the means to consent?
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April 6 2017 1:51 PMWilliam Shatner’s Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation SpreadIt was frustrating to watch but also instructive.
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April 4 2017 11:53 AMScience Should Not Be a Free-Market EndeavorTheranos’ failure demonstrates the dangers of testing science in the public sphere.
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April 3 2017 5:56 AMThe Twentysomething Cliff Is Much Worse When You’re AutisticServices drop off, and jobs are hard to come by. Plus, most research on autism focuses on kids.
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March 29 2017 3:58 PMTrump Thinks the “Best Available” Data on Climate Change Is From 2003His new executive order insists on making far-reaching policy decisions using old data. The reasoning he offers up is laughable.
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March 28 2017 9:00 AMStop Saying White Mortality Is RisingIt’s an argument that relies on misinterpreting the data.
Climate Desk
March 23 2017 12:51 PMOil Will Run Through the Dakota Access Pipeline This WeekThe courts seem to be replying to the Sioux’s continued religious concerns by questioning whether the tribe really believes in its own faith.
Science
March 17 2017 4:29 PMBad Incentives Push Universities to Protect Rogue ScientistsAs the recent Carlo Croce case shows, this can cause real harm. Here’s one way we could fix the problem.
Medical Examiner
March 15 2017 5:25 AMStop Saying Donald Trump Is Mentally IllHe is a “reality” artist, building an evil new society. We must realize this to stop him.
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March 13 2017 6:53 PMHow Normal Is a March Snowstorm?Winter Storm Stella is coming. Can we blame climate change?
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April 24 2017 1:27 PMThe Problem With the March for ScienceOur culture’s understanding of science is very, very broken, and on Saturday, it was impossible to ignore.
Medical Examiner
April 20 2017 3:08 PMAaron Hernandez’s Suicide Highlights a Huge Gap in Correctional HealthWe are terrible at assessing suicide risk, in part, because we have very limited means of studying this population.
Science
April 19 2017 4:12 PMScientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix ThingsIt won’t. Try this instead.
Climate Desk
April 13 2017 12:24 PMScott Pruitt Picked the Wrong Coal Mine for His Pro-Coal SpeechThe owners of the mine have been trying to get out of the coal business for years.
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April 11 2017 12:21 PMPruitt’s Policies Undermine My Faith in Our FoodI’m a pro-agriculture progressive, but this is a step too far.
Medical Examiner
April 7 2017 10:00 AMTreating Gun Violence as an Epidemic Could Help Us Stanch ItThe metaphor might not be perfect, but it is useful.
Climate Desk
April 5 2017 2:56 PMLiberals, Stop Praising the Brands Knocking TrumpCorporations always do what is best for corporations.
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April 3 2017 11:49 AMRunning on EmptyWhen my beloved Volkswagen crashed into “Dieselgate,” I had to get a new car. Could I find one that fit my needs and got good gas mileage?
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March 30 2017 4:03 PMThe New York Times’ Coal Miner Interview Is Why We Won’t Stop Climate ChangeJournalists must serve facts, not emotions. 
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March 28 2017 3:36 PMTrump’s Environmental Executive Order Is As Stupid As It Is DamagingHis move to roll back regulations will harm our health and won’t grow the economy.
Medical Examiner
March 24 2017 1:04 PMEmergency Doctors Are Breaking Tradition to Oppose the AHCA CompromiseWe’re notoriously moderate, but in a statement this week, our governing body took a new approach.
Science
March 20 2017 1:09 PMIn Praise of IntoleranceToday’s political climate doesn’t require more tolerance. It requires less.
Medical Examiner
March 17 2017 5:56 AMMatch GameDoes the annual practice of matching doctors with residency programs encourage a problematic level of passivity? 
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March 14 2017 8:00 AMFinding Pi Outside of the CircumferenceThe number, which we celebrate on Tuesday, shows up more places than you might think.
Climate Desk
March 9 2017 3:52 PMPruitt Perpetrates GOP Lie About Climate ChangeIn an interview this morning, he made comments that do not reflect reality.

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