Science Denial Explained … using Science!

by Christina Boardman, Contributing Science Writer, IndivisibleSB

On Earth Day April 22, 2017, over one million people around the world – concerned about recent efforts to discredit science – took to the streets for the “March for Science.” Thousands marched here in Santa Barbara (see image of partial crowd). This support for science is heartening. The efforts to discredit science and scientists are not recent. Science education researchers have been concerned about growing “science denial” for many years now. Science denial is not just refusing to believe “science.” It includes a lack of trust in the process, itself. Continue reading “Science Denial Explained … using Science!”

The Truth About Uranium One

This is an “Outside Explainer” about the 2010 uranium deal republicans are using to muddy the waters about Russian connections. It comes from the respected factchecking organization, FactCheck.org. Now that the republican-chaired House committees on Intelligence (Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-22) and Oversight (Rep. Trey Gowdy, SC-04) have opened investigations, we expect to see a lot of smoke(screen) created. The explainer outlines the history of the transaction, the regulatory hoops it went through, and some of the principals involved.  Continue reading “The Truth About Uranium One”