They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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A pair of scientific papers suggest that the ALMA observatory may have detected 2 new "planet-scale" objects associated with the outer realms of the solar system. But should we be awed or skeptical?...
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Shrouding science communication in distance and jargon is like throwing in the towel on public engagement
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