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Science, humanity and that pale blue dot

An astronomer asks questions about his own planet [24 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] Twenty-five years ago, on Valentine’s Day 1990, a spaceship took a look back across six billion kilometres to the planet where it had begun its long … Continue reading

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Science is the loser in this fear-fuelled campaign

Are we really an educated country? Recent attacks on science, driven by fear and misinformation, suggest otherwise. [13 September 2011 | Peter Boyer] More than 150 years have passed since the Irish physicist John Tyndall announced his discovery that water … Continue reading

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James Hansen interviewed on Australian radio

James Hansen, world-leading climate scientist and Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, talks about his personal, professional and public life in a one-hour interview with Phillip Adams during his visit to Australia in March 2010. [13 March 2010 … Continue reading

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