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Heidi Steltzer: To increase trust in science, we need to direct more research dollars to rural America

Pandemic relief funding should provide a much-needed boost to scientific research. And we should steer those dollars toward where they can do the most good.

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A CDC how-to manual on crisis communication shows how the Trump administration’s coronavirus messaging is dangerous

The Trump administration's mixed and inconsistent messages throughout the coronavirus crisis have endangered the most important tool: Public trust.
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Public science for private interests: How University of Missouri agricultural research cultivates profits for industry

Industry's stake in the system is clear. Companies gain the expertise and credibility of renowned plant science experts, University Extension experts who Missouri farmers trust. What's not so clear is how the public benefits.

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Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

New science funding initiatives are accused of pandering to political imperatives.
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Weekend Reader for Sun., Jan. 28

On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump will take the podium to renew the annual American tradition of the State of the Union Address (SOTU). His audience will include both houses of Congress, some special guests, and most of the memberships of the Supreme Court, Cabinet, and the Joint Chiefs of the military.

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