Polls consistently show that strong majorities of Americans trust independent scientists and believe in the importance of using the best available science to help guide decision making. But you wouldn't know it from some of the recent developments around the country. On too many occasions, politics and vested interests have trumped the solid scientific evidence people need to help make decisions at the state and federal level. Here, from the Got Science desk, is a roundup of the month's top five reasons it's high time to stand up for science.
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