Public Policy

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Philosopher, likely Galileo, looking a celestial gadget

COVID-19, Masks and Magical Thinking

The state of the face mask debate is rather as if Galileo had published his account of the heliocentric universe and then included a paragraph at the end telling the reader to ignore all the evidence because the Church had declared that everything revolved around the Earth.

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NAS Outlines Successes of Societal Experts Action Network

SEAN, the Societal Experts Action Network, taps scientists in the social, behavioral and economic sciences to provide actionable and evidence-based recommendations to support local, state, and national responses and policies quickly.

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NAS Creates Council to Address Research Integrity and Trust

A new blue-ribbon council convened by the United States’ National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine aims to tackle questions about nettlesome issues like conflict of interest, measuring impact and handling retractions.

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Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman to Receive 2022 Moyhnihan Prize

Children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman, the founder or the Children’s Defense Fund and its leader for four decades, will receive the 2022 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

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