Science Education & Policy
- ACA Coverage Hikes Prescription Drug Use- But It's Cheaper
People who gained health coverage following the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion sharply increased their use of prescription drugs, while their out-of-pocket spending for medications dropped significantly, accord ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 19 2016 - 7:00am
- TSCA Reform Casualties Likely Start with Asbestos
With the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform passed into law, environmental activists are developing lists of chemicals they want banned in short order. Asbestos are near the top of the list, as easy targets. After all, it seems logical to get rid o ...
Blog Post - Angela Logomasini - Sep 25 2016 - 6:57am
- Why Science is Worth Studying.
Why Science is Worth Studying. Excerpts from a very good book- Rustic sounds and other studies in literature and natural history by Sir Francis Darwin, 1917 I found this book by Sir Francis Darwin to be both an absorbing and easy read. Good science comb ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Dec 4 2016 - 7:12pm
- School Comparisons Tell Us Little About School Performance
The latest performance tables for secondary and primary schools in England have been released – with parents and educators alike looking to the tables to understand and compare schools in their area. Schools will also be keen to see if they have met a new ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 23 2017 - 7:39am
- Is generalization as the new specialization driving inequality?
Technology development and use is one of the distinguishing human characteristics. ...
Blog Post - David LePoire - Jan 27 2017 - 11:46am
- The SciComm Challenge: Communicating Concepts In Climate Change
Last December I took on a new challenge. I was asked to speak to a large Canadian audience of agricultural producers about climate change. ‘Bout time I stepped into a controversial area. I’m used to getting hassles and public records requests from left ...
Article - Kevin M. Folta - Jan 29 2017 - 12:09pm
- Draining The Junk Science Swamp
President Trump says he came to Washington to “drain the swamp,” and now his administration is looking for wasteful programs to cut. A great start would be pulling the plug on numerous federal “research” programs that, frankly, have been captured by Washi ...
Article - Angela Logomasini - Mar 17 2017 - 11:27am
- Should You Opt Your Child Out Of State Testing? A Guide For Parents
The time of year for standardized state testing has arrived and if you have school-age children, there’s no way to avoid this topic. Everyone has strong opinions when it comes to the issue of “opting out,” so how do you decide what’s best for your child? ...
Article - Stephanie O’Leary - Mar 17 2017 - 10:50am
- Can IARC Be Salvaged?
The IARC monograph program on Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks must be reformed and brought into the 21 st century – or it should be abolished The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) monograph program is an outmo ...
Article - Genetic Literacy ... - Jul 24 2019 - 9:00am
- CBC – Controversy Before Credibility
When did it become okay for the media to be anti-science and anti-agriculture? ...
Blog Post - Stuart Smyth - May 12 2017 - 7:56pm