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Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests

By Shawna Williams | February 20, 2018

Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.

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The alleged ban prohibits officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words in agency budget documents. 

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The Year in Science Policy

By Kerry Grens | December 15, 2017

How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017

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Springer Nature Blocks Access to Sensitive Articles Within China

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

The world’s largest publisher yields to censorship policies of the world’s largest country.

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image: Anger Flares over EPA’s Perceived Science Censorship 

Anger Flares over EPA’s Perceived Science Censorship 

By Katarina Zimmer | October 24, 2017

Protests are sparking over the Trump Administration’s latest move to silence a discussion around climate change. 

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Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language

By Catherine Offord | August 29, 2017

The Department of Energy requested that scientists reword grant proposals to be more in line with the White House’s agenda on climate research.

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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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Censored Professor Quits

By Bob Grant | August 27, 2015

Alice Dreger is resigning from the faculty of Northwestern University, claiming that the administration censored her work in a faculty journal.

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image: Canada Investigates Scientist Muzzling

Canada Investigates Scientist Muzzling

By Bob Grant | April 4, 2013

The Canadian information commissioner will investigate mounting claims that the government is stifling communication between federal scientists and the press.

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image: Opinion: Canadian Science Under Attack

Opinion: Canadian Science Under Attack

By Heather E. Douglas | April 2, 2013

Government policies are shuttering research facilities while muzzling federal researchers by dissuading them from talking to the press, participating in international collaborations, or publishing their work.

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