In September, Discover Magazine's Bad Astronomy blog reported that the ruling conservative party in Canada was forcing government scientists to get permission before publishing results to the public. But there's a difference between making sure results are correctly publicized and deciding whether they can be distributed to the public at all, Bad Astronomy noted at the time, likening the rule to government censorship of scientific results. Now, Canada's scientists have decided to do something about the restrictions by launching a new Web site, Publicscience.ca, which features videos and interviews with government researchers, Bad Astronomy reports, adding, "The site is a beautiful thumb-to-the-nose to those in the government who think they can suppress science. ... Awesome."
Canadian Scientists Outmanuever the Government
Oct 27, 2010