Science Fair review – riveting lessons from the smartest kids in school

This National Geographic documentary is a really watchable, distinctly enjoyable account of America’s annual International Science and Engineering Fair, a gigantic competition open to high-school science students from all over the globe. At the annual final in Los Angeles, 1,700 young people must present their projects in trade-fair-type booths and be prepared to answer questions […]

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The most important science policy issue in every state

Scroll through, or use the links below to jump to your state: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, […]

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‘I have a natural instinct for science,’ President Trump says in newly released interview

CLOSE President Donald Trump says he’s asking every Cabinet secretary to trim their next-year budgets by 5 percent, dubbing it the “nickel plan.” (Oct. 17) AP When it comes to understanding science, President Donald Trump says he is a natural.  Trump said he has “a natural instinct for science” during an interview with The Associated […]

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Fact check: Donald Trump’s claims versus climate science

Asked about climate change on CBS’s 60 Minutes and by reporters in Georgia on Monday, Donald Trump suggested that climate change will “change back again”,” that it might not be manmade, and that hurricanes aren’t getting worse. The Guardian compared the US president’s comments with the science. Trump: ‘Something’s changing and it’ll change back again’ […]

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Kellyanne Conway called Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test ‘junk science.’ Is it?

Lindsey Bever October 15 at 4:42 PM After news that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released DNA results showing that she had a distant Native American ancestor — something President Trump had dared her to do — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway dismissed the DNA test, calling it “junk science.” “I haven’t looked at the test,” […]

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