science and history


Baltimore against the Measles: A Victory for Science, but for How Long?

, democracy analyst, Center for Science & Democracy

When I was an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, I had only a dim awareness of the measles outbreak then raging through Baltimore. I was fully vaccinated, spent most of my time on campus, and lived in university housing among mostly white, middle and upper-middle class students, who were also fully vaccinated. Measles, for me, was a remote thing, despite its proximity. It didn’t happen to anyone I knew. Read more >

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The 9th Science-Friendly President: John Quincy Adams

, democracy analyst, Center for Science & Democracy

If you voted in our recent “most science-friendly president” bracket challenge in honor of Presidents Day and your guy didn’t happen to be the winner, Teddy “The Naturalist” Roosevelt, you’re not alone. Read more >

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