The psychology of soundbites

Erin Zimmerman, Science in Society co-editor “Political language—and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists—is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”             —George Orwell, Politics and the English Language (1946) Political […]

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Hope Grows as Canada Hires Scientists

By Mika McKinnon, Editorial Manager Canada is going on a hiring binge to restock its government with scientists. But is this enough? For a long, hard decade, Canada’s politicians rejected data-driven decision-making. Muzzling government scientists so they couldn’t speak freely to the press was one of the most visible symptoms, but at the same time something […]

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A new and improved Science Borealis: members, bylaws, and sponsorship

by Sarah Boon, Editorial Manager Last Thursday, February 26th, marked an important milestone for Science Borealis, as we held our first Members’ Meeting via conference call. You’ll recall back in November we announced our incorporation as a non-profit organization, and introduced you to our new Board of Directors. Along with non-profit status came a whole […]

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