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The fruits of protest
Russia has shelved plans to break up the historic Pavlovsk seed bank
The Pavlovsk open air seedbank in St. Petersburg maintains 12,000 species of fruit trees, berries, and flowers. Plans to auction off the land have been placed on hold after protests.
Science and liberation
Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business
The conservative movement’s attack on science has several prongs. Where they can attain government office, as in Canada, they use the highly effective tools of funding and de-funding, and regulation a...
Superunknown: Scientific Integrity Within the Academic and Media Industrial Complexes
Mattis provides an analysis of the competing priorities of scientists, funders and the media that together, create a perfect storm of "unscientific science".
Goldacre notes the flaws in research practices and marketing practices leading to human gullibility. He aims to promote public understanding of science so that readers can discern the logic and eviden...
Kill The Messengers
Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.
Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.
Investigative reportage on how private interests and lobbies in America use hired gun scientists to spread doubt and misinformation. The media's binary understanding of balanced repoting has given the...
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