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Colleges Pledged to Follow the Science. But Divides in Reopening Plans Reflected State Politics.

Institutional decisions about whether to reopen colleges in-person this fall correlated most strongly with state politics, not the regional public-health conditions that campus leaders said were front and center in…

Coronavirus pandemic and election-year politics collide, eroding trust in science

The positive development immediately became entangled in election-year politics, with President Trump repeatedly making false and exaggerated claims about the new therapeutics. He called them a cure, which they’re not.…

Science teacher challenges Banks for House seat | Local politics

Chip Coldiron is the latest Democrat who will try to end the Republican Party’s domination of northeast Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District. It’s a tall order: Second-term Republican Rep. Jim Banks captured nearly 68%…

Why politics may get in the way of the public accepting a COVID-19 vaccine

The key to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic may have less to do with vaccine science and logistics and more to do with public trust. Week after week, actions by Trump…

COVID in the White House: a drastic case of science trumping politics

One can only wish Donald Trump (and first lady Melania Trump) a full recovery from COVID-19. In the meantime, the president’s illness could save many lives. To date, his focus…

Coinbase Workers Rattled by Politics Ban and Fear Being Muzzled

(Bloomberg) — Coinbase Inc.’s clampdown on discussing politics and activism at work — and the offer of severance packages to employees who don’t want to comply — continues to ripple…

Coinbase and Silicon Valley’s Losing War Against Politics

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair (Getty Images) You’d be excused for not following the recent brouhaha associated with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong’s announcement that the company would no…

Politics Cloud Huawei’s Future – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “Commentary: Politics Cloud Huawei’s Future” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Huawei held its global industry analyst summit (GAS 2020) in late May, just days after the U.S.…

The Space Review: Venus: science and politics

  An image of the surface of Venus taken by the Soviet Union’s Venera 13 mission. by Ajey LeleMonday, September 21, 2020 For many years, the major focus for space…

Historian Jill Lepore tracks the rise of data science in US politics

David Wilson for The Boston Globe In 2015, Jill Lepore was researching a piece for the New Yorker about the history of public opinion polling. It was fairly easy to…