AAAS researchers concerned about fact aversion

Last year too, Mistra monitored the big science conference held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The city of Austin hosted the 2018 conference, which took place in February. As usual, the seminars covered many areas of science. Trends included the rise in programme items on communication from various angles and investigation of why some groups are resistant to facts. Several conference speakers expressed great concern about the reduced block grants for research in the US.

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