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Scientists are citizens, too

One of the common themes at last week’s Canadian Science Policy Conference in Halifax was the role of scientific evidence in policymaking, and specifically how scientists should go about providing it.

I was disappointed to hear several of the politicians and policymakers – and no small number of scientists – repeat the same tired mantra that researchers should just provide data, and keep their nose out of the politics. Read more on Science Borealis.

A Grab Bag of Surprises in General Science

Welcome to the General Science category on Science Borealis. This is the place where we put all of the blogs that defy categorization – or whose authors just can’t stick to one subject.

In this category you’ll find a dose of every scientific subject, from astronomy to zoology, with big helpings of policy, politics, science in society and discussions of the science communication community. We’ve got the CBC’s Quirks and Quarks blog and the Canadian Science Writers Associationgroup blog, and many independent blogs written by individuals. Read more on Science Borealis.