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John Stossel

Opinion: Scientific ‘Integrity’ – John Stossel

“Trust the science,” say the media. Polls show that fewer Americans do. There’s good reason for that. “They don’t trust science because science is increasingly untrustworthy,” says science writer Andrew Follet in my new video. “The only group that trusts science right now is Democrats.” Sixty-four percent of Democrats have “a great deal” of confidence

Northern Arizona University

NAU, CCC launch partnership to increase participation in astronomy, planetary science and other STEM fields

Professor David Trilling, chair of Northern Arizona University’s Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to launch a new partnership with Coconino Community College (CCC). The initiative will create a pathway for recruiting 20 CCC2NAU students into paid internships working in research labs at NAU.  Working with multidisciplinary collaborators across both institutions,


What a salamander virus can tell us about the future of biodiversity amid a changing climate

A new project from two NAU scientists aims to predict the future—specifically, the future of different amphibian species in the face of an unpredictable environment. Principal investigator Joseph Mihaljevic, an assistant professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems who studies the ecology of infectious diseases, and co-PI Jason Ladner, assistant professor in the Pathogen


For second consecutive year, NAU ranks in top 200 in NSF research rankings

Northern Arizona University moved up five spots in the most recent National Science Foundation’s (NSF) national research rankings, moving to No. 191 with a fiscal year 2019 performance of $58.91 million. Year after year, NAU has risen in these rankings, which takes research expenditures into account. NAU also rose to No. 88 for universities without


Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses

A huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century completely collapsed on Tuesday. The telescope’s 900-ton receiver platform and the Gregorian dome — a structure as tall as a four-story building that houses secondary reflectors — fell onto the northern