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Science Policy Around the Web – April 26, 2012

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By: Rebecca Cerio

Our weekly linkpost, bringing you interesting and informative links on science policy issues buzzing about the internet.

Misguided Science Policy? – A trio of communications scientists cautions that “town hall”-style methods of gauging public opinion can give a poor picture of the public’s actual views.  (by Andrew R. Binder, Dietram A. Scheufele, and Dominique Brossard via The Scientist online)

Will Dutch Allow “Export” of Controversial Flu Study?  – An interesting addendum to the recent controversy over the H5N1 flu research pathogenicity research:  can a country use export laws to prevent dissemination of scientific material? (by Martin Enserink via Science)

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe in Science – An oldie but a goodie.  Chris Mooney discusses why it’s so difficult to sway someone away from a belief with facts.  (via Mother Jones)  

Have an interesting science policy link to share?  Let us know in the comments!

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April 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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