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Best Science Questions podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Science Questions podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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No Dumb Questions
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A science guy from the deep south (Destin) and a humanities guy from the wild west (Matt Whitman) discuss deep questions with varying levels of maturity.
 
Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space! Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux. There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s also ...
 
Each week we set out to solve one of the world's weirdest, wackiest, funniest and funkiest scientific puzzles. And along with the answer there's a brand new question to think about for next time...
 
Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world— one phone call at a time. He’ll tackle your curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Give him a call! Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? With a little help from his co-host Corey S. Powell, field experts, and special celebrity guests, Bill will a ...
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
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STEM-Talk
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The most interesting people in the world of science and technology
 
'Will my bacon sandwich kill me?', 'Is vaping better than smoking?', 'How do you become an astronaut?' - just some of the Big Questions we ask some of the brightest minds behind Oxford science. Join us in each podcast as we explore a different area of science.
 
How many organs could you donate and remain alive? How many planet Earths could fit inside the Sun? How high is a giraffe's blood pressure? Why is the sea blue? To find out, Ask The Naked Scientists!
 
The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.
 
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Ask Science Mike
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Every sincere question deserves a nonjudgmental, supportive response.
 
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Science Drops!
Weekly
 
Have you ever wondered why stars twinkle? Or why the Earth is round rather than, say, square or triangular? Or even why we have earwax? Science Drops! answers these - and many other thorny science questions - in a fun-filled 90 seconds!
 
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
 
A weekly twenty question trivia quiz podcast.
 
Quiz Quiz Bang Bang is a weekly pub trivia practice podcast. For three weeks out of the month it is straight questions and answers as read by the hosts Annie and David Flora. Once a month we invite friends to join us for a live game of quiz bang trivia to add the humor, thought processes and fun. The show’s format is 4 rounds of 4 questions each with a quick-fire Bang Bang Round after Round 2. After Round 4, a final Big Bang round caps off the show with 3 questions, the answers of which are ...
 
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STEM-Talk
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The most interesting people in the world of science and technology
 
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Just-questions
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Science often starts with questions. Each question has a story. But most podcasts are about answers and their associated stories. In this series, I will talk to researchers about their research questions, methods, and how they ask their questions. There is a lot one can learn about asking questions. This is useful for students starting/learning to ask research questions.I am a grad student. Learn more about me from the link below.http://rvndrpn.wixsite.com/ravindra
 
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What If Series
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There’s a line between possible and impossible, a wall we can’t break through or tear down. But what if we could climb to the top and take a look at the other side? What if the line between fiction and reality was just a little blurrier, and our world a little stranger? Join Jeramy, Jack, and Ryan as they look at twists on our reality and ignore the difference between what can and cannot be to ask, “What If…?”.
 
Join Thomas for some critical thinking on questions of science, philosophy, skepticism and politics. These serious topics are discussed with some serious guests, but in an entertaining and engaging way! This is not your typical interview podcast; it’s a friendly dialogue, conducted thoughtfully and with plenty of humor. It's Serious Inquiries Only; but like, not boring or anything.
 
Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett, new every Thursday.
 
The Cracked Podcast is facts, jokes, and more from the Internet’s leading comedy website. Every week, host Alex Schmidt brings together comedians, authors, scientists, and Cracked staffers, to celebrate the awesome truth that being alive is more interesting than people think it is. Fill your week and your brain with hilarious, mind-blowing revelations that’ll make you the most interesting person in every room you’re in. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found ...
 
[We have episodes in German and English] How do scientists uncover phenomena and explain their connections? How do engineers design machines, methods and infrastructure? At omega tau, experts give detailed answers. Over the last ten years, we have produced 300 episodes in which we dug deeper, until we ran out of questions. Join us on our journey through the world of science and engineering: the closer you look and listen, the more interesting things get.
 
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No Dumb Questions
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A science guy from the deep south (Destin) and a humanities guy from the wild west (Matt Whitman) discuss deep questions with varying levels of maturity.
 
Ever wonder, how radiation works? Do acai berries really cure cancer? You'll dazzle your friends, impress your coworkers, and maybe even save the world with the information you glean from his Quick and Dirty Tips to understanding the mysteries of science that you encounter every day.
 
The Guide to Space is a series of space and astronomy poddcasts by Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today
 
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
Are bugs good to eat? Should you fear a pandemic approaching? What exactly IS blockchain? If you’re questioning the world around you and looking for answers, Jason Tetro, the Germ Guy, is here to help answer science questions and share SUPER AWESOME discoveries with you. We'll venture into all areas. If it ends in “ology”, we’ve got it covered – chemistry and physics too. With SASS you'll be the most popular person at dinner parties and you might even win a trivia contest or two.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
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Rogue Two Media
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A simple podcast feed. Various artists.
 
A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.
 
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Science Studio
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Science Studio is a fascinating 30-minute look into the ever progressing world of science. For nearly fifteen years, the show has taken in depth looks into all aspects of scientific researches and discoveries. Hosts Dr. Keith Pannell and Dr. Russell Chianelli, discuss their concerns on health and the environment. With two educated science connoisseurs, Science Studio helps you understand the inner workings of today’s science. Science Studio also features Medical Discovery News , a weekly pro ...
 
You may be asking yourself…..”self, what insider information could I possibly want or need regarding physical therapy, sports medicine, rehabilitation and medicine.” Well, very good question. There is a ton of information regarding treatment techniques, philosophies, and medicine. But how do you separate the fluff from useful relevant information? Our mission is to gain inside(r) input and perspective on all the information floating around from the experts and then dissect it…figuratively. W ...
 
Questions For Corbett is a regular podcast series from CorbettReport.com. Send your question in via CorbettReport.com and have James Corbett answer them live on the air. Questions are encouraged on all Corbett Report topics, from 9/11 truth to central banking, police state issues to geopolitics, history, science, or anything else.
 
Chris is an inquisitive b*stard. He loves to ask questions. It Never Hurts to Ask is all about sitting down with fascinating, unique, and interesting people to ask questions, and see what we learn.Got a recommendation for a future show? Feedback? Questions? Email me. ItNeverHurtsToAskPod@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/itneverhurtstoaskIG: @ItNeverHurtsToAsk
 
A podcast dedicated to answering the question: What is Communication? Matt, Michelle, and Michael are all licensed and certified Speech and Language Pathologists. They break down the latest in Speech and Language Therapy, interview leaders in the field, and apply evidence based practice to their discussions.
 
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Got Science?
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Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.
 
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Decoder Ring
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Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
 
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Genetics Unzipped
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From Mendel's peas to personal genome sequencing, Genetics Unzipped brings you stories from the world of genes, genomes and DNA. In association with The Genetics Society.
 
Rid your world of ineffective graphs and mediocre presentations, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time! The storytelling with data podcast from bestselling author, speaker and workshop guru, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic covers topics related to data storytelling, better presentations, and all things data viz. There is a story in your data—get the skills and power to tell it!
 
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Life Kit
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Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.
 
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We conducted a school outreach as a part of the ESA and NSW OEH outreach award in 2016. This is an interview with 3 of the school children involved in the outreach. You can read about the project here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/aec.12836By Just-Questions
 
We know it as the home of Father Christmas, but why is Lapland of interest to geologists? In this festive episode of the Big Questions podcast we ask Anna Bidgood from the University of Oxford's Department of Earth Sciences "What's under Lapland?". Join us as we find out why the minerals found in the region are important, and what it's like to ...…
 
Extending humanity to other worlds in the Solar System is at the very limits of our modern technology. And unless there are dramatic discoveries in new propulsion systems or we learn how to build everything out of carbon nanotubes, the future of space exploration is going to require living off the land. The technique is known as In-Situ Resourc ...…
 
This week on Ask Science Mike, we covered the following questions: 1. Is the soil on Mars sterile? 2. Do blue-blockers really work? Are Computer Glasses Worth It? The effect of blue-light blocking spectacle lenses on visual performance, macular health and the sleep-wake cycle: a systematic review of the literature. 3. What's the science behind ...…
 
Where do stories of unicorns, mermaids and Bigfoot come from? And do they have any truth to them? In this four-part series, we're tackling listeners' biggest questions about modern myths and legends. Today's episode is about mythical creatures that live on land. We'll hear the story of El Chupacabras, learn about the search for Bigfoot, and hea ...…
 
Where do stories of unicorns, mermaids and Bigfoot come from? And do they have any truth to them? In this four-part series, we're tackling listeners' biggest questions about modern myths and legends. Today's episode is about mythical creatures that live on land. We'll hear the story of El Chupacabras, learn about the search for Bigfoot, and hea ...…
 
It's awful, but it's a life-saver.By Red Hare Media
 
Labour's spending plans, Conservatives claims on homelessness, the SNP's education recordBy BBC Radio 4
 
What time should you go to bed? Are you sleeping enough? Is Daylight Savings good for us? Is shift work really that bad? How dark is dark enough? Katherine Hatcher, who studies hormones, sleep cycles and circadian rhythms, helps Alie dissect her terrible sleep habits and talks about a magic tiny area in our brains that acts as your body's Big B ...…
 
This week we're exploring a terrifying force of nature: avalanches. Why do they happen? How do you avoid them? And if you encounter one, how could you survive it? We speak to Lawrence Jones, who 20 years ago was caught in an avalanche - and lived to tell the tale. Plus, in the news: measles cases triple, we ask whether physicists have really di ...…
 
This week we're exploring a terrifying force of nature: avalanches. Why do they happen? How do you avoid them? And if you encounter one, how could you survive it? We speak to Lawrence Jones, who 20 years ago was caught in an avalanche - and lived to tell the tale. Plus, in the news: measles cases triple, we ask whether physicists have really di ...…
 
This week we're exploring a terrifying force of nature: avalanches. Why do they happen? How do you avoid them? And if you encounter one, how could you survive it? We speak to Lawrence Jones, who 20 years ago was caught in an avalanche - and lived to tell the tale. Plus, in the news: measles cases triple, we ask whether physicists have really di ...…
 
This week we're exploring a terrifying force of nature: avalanches. Why do they happen? How do you avoid them? And if you encounter one, how could you survive it? We speak to Lawrence Jones, who 20 years ago was caught in an avalanche - and lived to tell the tale. Plus, in the news: measles cases triple, we ask whether physicists have really di ...…
 
There are three basic requirements to become an astronaut. That and a whole lot of training.
 
Anger. Excitement. Frustration. Pride. Hurt. Emotions are everywhere in an office, so why do we pretend they don't exist? Life Kit producer Meghan Keane interviews co-authors of the book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power Of Embracing Emotions At Work to help you manage emotions at work.By NPR
 
We tend to go overboard on spending. If we are not careful, our celebrations of December can become a January curse that may last for the rest of the year. This week, we’re going to explore our tendency to spend money and how we can keep ourselves from falling into debt. Our guest for the entire show is Gail Vaz Oxlade, who is one of Canada’s b ...…
 
What is the hubble constant? Find out with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
What is the hubble constant? Find out with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
Dr. Pannell wecomes Dr. Dan Jones of New Mexico Tech, Assistant Professor and Academic Director of National Cave and Karst Research Institute to discuss the many wonders of Carlsbad Caverns and other international sites.By ()
 
Why are preservatives, including mercury compounds like thiomersal, added to vaccines? What is "invert sugar" and is it better for my teeth? How does is "aquamation" - the alkaline hydrolysis equivalent of a cremation - work? Is crude oil the same stuff everywhere, or does the composition vary? Can you clean your teeth with bicarbonate of soda? ...…
 
Why are preservatives, including mercury compounds like thiomersal, added to vaccines? What is "invert sugar" and is it better for my teeth? How does is "aquamation" - the alkaline hydrolysis equivalent of a cremation - work? Is crude oil the same stuff everywhere, or does the composition vary? Can you clean your teeth with bicarbonate of soda? ...…
 
Why are preservatives, including mercury compounds like thiomersal, added to vaccines? What is "invert sugar" and is it better for my teeth? How does is "aquamation" - the alkaline hydrolysis equivalent of a cremation - work? Is crude oil the same stuff everywhere, or does the composition vary? Can you clean your teeth with bicarbonate of soda? ...…
 
Why are preservatives, including mercury compounds like thiomersal, added to vaccines? What is "invert sugar" and is it better for my teeth? How does is "aquamation" - the alkaline hydrolysis equivalent of a cremation - work? Is crude oil the same stuff everywhere, or does the composition vary? Can you clean your teeth with bicarbonate of soda? ...…
 
Elizabeth got in touch to ask: "do hairs grow out grey, or do hairs that have colour eventually turn grey?" We asked hair expert Desmond Tobin, director of the Charles Institute of Dermatology, University College Dublin... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked ScientistsBy Dr Chris Smith
 
Nick Spark fell down a rabbit hole tracking down the origins of Murphy’s Law, the ubiquitous phrase that says “If it can go wrong, it will go wrong”. On this episode of Decoder Ring, we follow Nick on his journey while taking a few detours of our own to find out how Murphy’s Law was [maybe] born out of the rocket sled experiments of the dawning ...…
 
You know American democracy can’t always have a ‘West Wing’ tone. Mud will be slung! Sexploits will be news! Results will occasionally be fishy! However, there is a cottage industry of people claiming the current negatives of American politics are new. They claim we are a few social changes (and a few purchases of MY NEW BOOK) away from “return ...…
 
Episode 99: ASHA Round Up Part 2: The Informed SLP, Hope Speaks Part 2, and the finish of the Live Event from ASHA The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7. On this week’s episode, the crew dissect the ASHA convention and come up with a wish list of what they want at a future ASHA Convention and what they did not li ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team answer your questions and take a look at the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Including is a carbon neutral future even feasible? The team take a look at the new gloves that enable you to reach out and touch virtual reality. Can new organs be grown in a lab? Plus have scientis ...…
 
Dan is joined by Egyptologist Dr. Chris Naunton to hear all about Tutankhamun. Plus, Dan answers your questions on itches and electricity and explores the Poison Garden.By Fun Kids
 
In this week's questions show, I explain why you could have a steam-powered rocket, how often spacecraft have crashed into asteroids and comets, and why a red supergiant star actually has a very low surface gravity. 02:42 Could you build a steam-powered rocket? 04:48 Have any probes crashed into asteroids or comets? 06:47 Surface gravity of UY ...…
 
The UK General Election is fast approaching, top of the agenda are the political parties green ambitions and one particular initiative is garnering a lot of attention, tree planting. The Labour Party has the most ambitious target – a whopping 2 billion trees planted by 2040. How much land would this take, how does it stack up against other part ...…
 
The tiny titans that keep nature ticking over.By Red Hare Media
 
Our brains could be collateral damage in our body’s fight against infection; NASA's mission to touch the sun reveals 'rogue waves' and flipping magnetic fields; Songbirds are shrinking and climate change may be to blame; Ancient Indigenous people made durable rock paint from lake goo; Scientists surprised to discover women lacking olfactory bul ...…
 
This week's rounds are Music (Mashup Madness), Trees in Literature, Animated Disney Movies (Quickfire), and Sport. The music is from Springtide with the Teahouse and Bamboo Trees.By James Carter
 
Serene Jones describes theology as the place and story you think of when you ask yourself about the meaning of your life, the world, and the possibility of God. For her, that place is a “dusty piece of land” on the plains of Oklahoma where she grew up. “I go there to find my story — my theology. I go there to be born again; to be made whole; to ...…
 
Serene Jones describes theology as the place and story you think of when you ask yourself about the meaning of your life, the world, and the possibility of God. For her, that place is a “dusty piece of land” on the plains of Oklahoma where she grew up. “I go there to find my story — my theology. I go there to be born again; to be made whole; to ...…
 
If you've given up on reading, for whatever reason — you feel slow, distracted or like you're not enjoying the books you tried — don't give up! These four reading strategies will help make reading a little easier and more fun.By NPR
 
In this episode we’re bringing you highlights from the Society’s Centenary Conference, held up in Edinburgh last month. We’ve got stories of sneaky sheep, substandard racing stallions, the Vikings of the Scottish Isles and a ceilidh with a scientific spin. Plus, news from the front lines of the sperm wars. Full transcript online at GeneticsUnzi ...…
 
Jamie and I talk about Kamala Harris dropping out, a powerful #metoo account, and then the latest meme about asking people if they're in the headspace to receive harmful information. Download Here
 
Scientists recently discovered a supposed fifth force of the universe. Is it real and what does it mean for physics? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
Scientists recently discovered a supposed fifth force of the universe. Is it real and what does it mean for physics? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
We’re constantly being sold the "latest" and "best" when it comes to food, but Dr. Marion Nestle doesn’t believe much has changed when it comes to what we need in our diets. She joins us to talk food production and public health, plus she answers some phone calls like this one from Samuel in Indianapolis who asks, “Is it more important to be cu ...…
 
Dr Alice Motion joins Bianca Nogrady and Rhod to answer your science questions. They discuss why dried Weetabix is so hard to get off the bowl and a caller offers some bread glazing advice.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Dimitri Diallo came to the U.S. from Burkina Faso for university when he was 18. He spoke no English, and knew nobody. Today, he's fluent in english. A United States citizen. And even a homeowner. We sit down to discuss his journey from African college student to US citizen. Assimilating in a new country. Racism. What life was like in his home ...…
 
The knives may be out but the trivia is in this podcast! We have everything from literature to space to history to sports. Do you know the answers to questions like "What famous inventor was rung to try to find a bullet in the president? " or " Which channel separates New Zealand's North Island and South Island?" to "In the Blues Brothers, the ...…
 
At the Earths equator, the planet is spinning at approx 1100 MPH. And its this spinning that creates and keeps the conditions necessary for our continued survival. But let say the spinning one day just stopped? Would the effects of this event be survivable , or would we be damned to certain doom? This episode we ask, “What If The Earth Stopped ...…
 
The exploration of Venus has been mainly about getting down to the surface of the planet. The Soviet Union sacrificed lander after lander to discover just how extreme the conditions are down there on the ground. But higher up, among the clouds, the climate on Venus is surprisingly Earthlike in temperature and pressure, and there have been some ...…
 
Dr. Jacob Carter explores the consequences of the Trump administration’s attacks on science.By Union of Concerned Scientists
 
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