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.
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In the Trump administration's first week, the newly elected POTUS has followed through on his promise to silence scientists at federal institutions. In the last few days, the White House ordered media gags on the EPA and the USDA. It also forced the National Park Service to cease communications on Twitter after it tweeted facts about climate change.