Scientists and science fans alike will demonstrate in the second annual March for Science in 200-plus locations around the world today.
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On a day when tens of thousands of people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to march for science, a Congressman who can boast the only science PhD on Capitol Hill is something of a celebrity.
Scientists, and friends of science around the world will be marching "in support of science" this Saturday, 22 April. Eleven Australian cities will be holding marches, promoting stable public science funding, open communication of science, evidence-based policy, and greater scientific literacy and education in critical thinking.
Here's all the details, and what experts have to say about the global event.
Bill Nye the Science Guy will be joining the March for Science as an honorary chair, according to a new blog post on The Planetary Society's website. Two other scientists, Mona Hanna-Attisha, public health advocate at Hurley Medical Center, and Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a well-known biologist, will also be chairing, according to a report in Buzzfeed News.