The Canadian federal information commissioner is investigating complaints that media access to government scientists has been restricted, reports the Vancouver Sun.
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The popularity of the #sciencemoviequote Twitter trend showcases scientists' eclectic movie tastes and knack for puns.
The popular astrophysicist warned that apathy and even contempt for science in politics could lead to the end of informed democracy.
In PLOS this week: Uncovering variants associated with diabetes-related kidney disease, a sequencing study of hepatitis E viruses circulating in Cambodia, and more.
Among Sacks' books was "Awakenings," which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.