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The Sciences

BBC's Americana on Science in the U.S.

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyApril 5, 2011 12:41 AM


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Recently, along with Sci Am editor Mariette Dichristina, I appeared on the BBC Radio 4 podcast "Americana" discussing why the country has problems with science, and what we can do about it. It's a really well produced show, and I encourage you to listen here. It's about 30 minutes long. I particularly loved the interviews with a bunch of really advanced Maryland high school science students, who are studying the coolest stuff--and communicate about their research in an absolutely incomprehensible way. They've learned jargon by age 18: Go USA! Again, you can listen to Americana here.

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