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Politicized, polarized scientific views are worse than ever

Last year one of my students in a history of science class commented that "no one knows which doctors to trust because they are politicizing the pandemic, just like politicians are." The interactions between science and politics ...

Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation: study

Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading from the United States into Canada, undermining efforts to mitigate the pandemic. A study led by McGill University shows that Canadians who use social media are more likely to consume ...

Widening political rift in U.S. may threaten science, medicine

The lightning speed with which scientists developed and tested the COVID-19 vaccine is a true scientific triumph—one that would not have been possible without the more than 70,000 volunteers who participated in clinical ...

6 tips to help you detect fake science news

I'm a professor of chemistry, have a Ph.D. and conduct my own scientific research, yet when consuming media, even I frequently need to ask myself: "Is this science or is it fiction?"

Fight or flight? Why individuals react as they do

Why do some people fight and others flee when confronting violence? "This question has been bothering me for quite some time," says Aidan Milliff, a fifth-year doctoral student who entered political science to explore the ...

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