Tag: politics

  • For this I went to college for 8+ years? No money, no respect, long hours: welcome to the postdoc slave labor market

    A recent report is providing recommendations on how to improve the postdoctoral process in the sciences. A survey of 102 private and public institutions by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and Sigma Xi has found that, although wages and policy support have improved over the past decade, much still remains to be done to improve…

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  • Politics overshadowed science and scientists fought back | Miles O'Brien Productions

    In 2017, politics overshadowed science and scientists fought back

    Scientists taking to the streets, enormous icebergs rupturing, a solar eclipse that captured the nation’s attention and new insights into the workings of the universe. 2017 has been quite a year in science. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins William Brangham to look back and add some context.

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  • Bears Ears National Monument | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Bears Ears redesignation hurts paleontology

    Last week, President Trump slashed the amount of protected land in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Only a year ago Bears Ears was designated a National Monument by outgoing President Obama “to protect some of our country’s most important cultural treasures, including abundant rock art, archeological sites, and lands considered sacred by Native…

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  • Cuba ban scientists | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Cuba travel restrictions hit scientists hard

    In June, President Trump stood in the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida and tore into the Cuban regime. “For nearly six decades, the Cuban people have suffered under communist domination,” said President Trump to the cheers of the crowd. “To this day, Cuba is ruled by the same people who killed tens of thousands…

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  • Freeing the Internet: open access is a human right

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  • NYC climate change | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Fighting climate change at the local level, with NYC Mayor de Blasio

    It’s been five years since Superstorm Sandy rocked the Eastern seaboard and the recovery efforts continue in earnest to this day. Superstorm Sandy also kicked the field of climatology into high gear, as people debated whether human-caused climate change was to blame for this storm. In the few years that have followed, the science has…

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