Science Diplomacy and Subtle Ways of Discouraging International Collaboration

, , Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Yellow fever killed hundreds of thousands of people and sickened many more throughout the 19th Century, and nobody knew for sure how it was spread or how to contain it. It was the most dreaded disease in the Americas, creating mass panic and destroying commerce. Read more >

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So Nine Nobel Laureates Walk Into the Swedish Embassy…

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

It’s not often that one has an opportunity to ask a question of nine Nobel Laureates (which I did, yesterday, at a fun and unexpectedly lively event at the Embassy of Sweden, coverage here and here). But what’s considerably more interesting than my question is the numerous—and divergent—responses from the 2013 American Nobelists in chemistry, economics, and medicine. Read more >

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When the Government Shuts Down, So Does Federal Science

, sr. Washington rep., Center for Science & Democracy

When you work in DC, the ongoing drama of the budget stalemate and government shutdown is a part of your daily life.  The metro is emptier, traffic is lighter, and all our wonderful museums and monuments are closed. Read more >

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