Scientists Enter Political Fray To Defend Silly-Sounding Research

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Biologist Patricia Brennan, examining an Orca whale penis.

The national March for Science on April 22 – and satellite events around New England – mark a departure for many scientists. Until recently, they did not consider political activism part of their job. But over the past few years, a growing number of researchers – including targets of political attacks – say it’s time to come out swinging. And that includes defending what might sound like unusual lines of inquiry. [Aired on New England Public Radio April 20, 2017]

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