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Pennsylvania State University professor and climate scientist Michael E. Mann has been selected to receive the 2018 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award.
AAAS and Sigma Xi forge an alliance to leverage the work of the two broad-based scientific organizations to promote and advance science.
In the four months following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook the number of guns purchased in the U.S. rose by 3 million compared to typical sales levels and 60 additional accidental deaths related to firearms occurred, a new study estimates.
There always has been fake news, even before the term was coined, but it has become baked into the way many Americans now get their information about the world, science writer Carl Zimmer said in the inaugural AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award lecture.