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 discourse […]

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Canada isn’t immune to the Thirty Meter Telescope controversy

Thirty Metre Telescope

Stephanne Taylor, Physics & Astronomy co-editor The Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project is exactly what it says on the box: a telescope with a staggering 30 metre segmented lens, housed in an 18-storey observatory in the very early stages of construction on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i. If built, the TMT will be the largest telescope in […]

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