News tagged with controversy

Why the immigrants come

The image of the impoverished immigrant, whether depicted being jammed with others in the trunk of a car or ducking through the underbrush to reach the border, has become a cultural meme. The endless influx ...

dateMay 27, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Do scientists understand the public?

Scientific advances often provoke deep concern on the part of the public, especially when these advances challenge strongly held political or moral perspectives.

dateJun 29, 2010 in Other
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The politics of climate fixes

In the middle of a day filled with a stream of information-packed PowerPoint displays and alarming projections of what the future holds for our planet and our civilization, Judith Layzer’s talk was something ...

dateNov 06, 2009 in Environment
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