Candidates Pushed to Ensure U.S. Science Leadership

Candidates Pushed to Ensure U.S. Science Leadership

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A quest to get more discussion about science and scientific issues in the run-up to this year’s presidential election in the U.S, is starting to get noticed. Scientific American has joined this endeavor to get the U.S. presidential candidates to talk about substantive issues related to science and will be grading the candidates on their answers to 14 top science questions facing the U.S. The questions were agreed on by more than a dozen scientific institutions, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academies. The results will appear both on Scientific American’s website and, with further analysis about science in the public discourse, as part of our November magazine issue.

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