Science Education & Policy

12 Q's to Initial Understanding of a Reseach Topic/Plan: A Students' Activity

This activity for undergraduate students research course aimed to test students' initial understanding of their research plan. It is expected to help them reflect further on their research topic so they may have a good grasp of their research plan. ...

Blog Post - Camilo Tabinas - Nov 28 2020 - 9:29pm

Singapore Approves Lab-Grown Meat

In the United States, meat substitutes like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are now fixtures in culture. Vegetarians who miss meat want to eat them because they use plants while environmental activists don't want to eat them because they use science. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 3 2020 - 2:04pm

Medical Misuse Needs A Real Definition

Medicine misuse is a public health issue but there is little consistency in what it means.  Prior to 2020, everyone wanted to claim Big Pharma and medicine were bad, so whatever they wanted to write about got a broad misuse umbrella; misuse, abuse, medicat ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 21 2020 - 5:31am

College Enrollment Will Go Down This Decade, And That's Probably A Good Thing

If you sell hot dogs at a baseball stadium, you probably do well in revenue. Now imagine the stadium puts 6 hot dog competitors next to you. Will you still do well or will your hot dog revenue go down? Unless you are Paul Krugman you know the price will go ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 28 2020 - 11:20am

Using Science To Make Informed Decisions About Risk

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Article - Kimberly Wise White - Jan 11 2021 - 11:17am

Does An Interior Department Run By Deb Haaland Actually Put Endangered Species At Greater Risk?

Deb Haaland is the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district since 2019. Predictably, she is a lawyer. Less common is that she was a casino executive. If you are wondering if any of those count as qualifications to run the Interi ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 10 2021 - 12:41pm

The American Statistics Association Warnings On P-Values

The issue is not new. Scientific journals require articles to produce quantitative answers- of course, that's how you do science. And scientists usually rely on a formalism based on classical statistics to report those results: they report the probabi ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 29 2021 - 9:28am

CNBC: 'Has The CDC Lost Its Sort Of Lofty Perch And If So How Do You Plan To Get It Back?'

When even CNBC is talking about the writing on the wall for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, they know they are in big trouble. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 13 2021 - 6:31am

‘Ropeless’ Crab Gear Would Put Whales At Greater Risk

Advocates for proposed crab gear legislation in California, AB 534, often cite misleading information in support of policies that would destroy California’s iconic and sustainable trap fisheries, while doing noth ...

Article - Ben Platt - Jun 2 2021 - 4:35pm

Distance Learning Doesn't Teach People To Think

The modern research university was designed to produce new knowledge and to pass that knowledge on to students. North American universities over the last 100 years have been exceptionally good at that task. But this is not all that universities can do or ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 14 2021 - 1:08pm