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Why Anti-Trans Laws Are Anti-Science

Why Anti-Trans Laws Are Anti-Science

On April 6, the Arkansas state legislature passed a law that would prohibit transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming medical care. It was not alone: before 2021 had even reached the halfway point, at least 35 similar bills—all of them in Republican-controlled states—had been proposed or passed, 

COVID-19 killed our trust in science (real science, that is). How do we resurrect it now?

COVID-19 killed our trust in science (real science, that is). How do we resurrect it now?

Our long pandemic nightmare is almost over. Thanks to the swelling community immunity from the unfortunate number of COVID-19 infections, and the fortunate numbers of those vaccinated, the case numbers here in Arizona and nationwide have plummeted, and hospitalizations and deaths have dropped to levels 

Uber’s first head of data science just raised a new venture fund to back nascent AI startups

Uber’s first head of data science just raised a new venture fund to back nascent AI startups

Kevin Novak joined Uber as its 21st employee its seventh engineer in 2011, and by 2014, he was the company’s head of data science. He talks proudly of that time, but like all good things, it ran its course and by the end of 2017, 

Are you guided by science?

Are you guided by science?

On 12 March 2020, just after the spread of the novel coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, UK prime minister Boris Johnson made a speech full of foreboding. “I must level with you,” he said. “Many more families are going to lose loved ones before 

Climate Lawsuits Are Using Old Science

Climate Lawsuits Are Using Old Science

Challengers in climate change lawsuits are failing to use the latest science on global warming to bolster their legal claims, a new study has found. The research published yesterday in the journal Nature Climate Change shows how scientific studies could support climate litigation against companies and governments in courtrooms 

Science journal editor says he quit over China boycott article

Science journal editor says he quit over China boycott article

The editor of a long-established academic journal has said he resigned after his publisher vetoed a call to boycott Chinese science in protest at Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. Prof David Curtis, from University College London’s Genetics Institute, says his 

Science denial: Why it happens and 5 things you can do about it

Science denial: Why it happens and 5 things you can do about it

Science denial became deadly in 2020. Many political leaders failed to support what scientists knew to be effective prevention measures. Over the course of the pandemic, people died from COVID-19 still believing it did not exist. Science denial is not new, of course. But it is more important 

Science should be for everyone

Science should be for everyone

Open Access Government take a look at the British Science Association’s work to foster inclusivity in science, creating community cohesion and engagement The British Science Association (BSA) is continuing its mission to transform the diversity and inclusivity of science, reach under-served audiences and increase the number