Science To Get Its Very Own Promoter, Thanks To Congress
May 11, 2013
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives managed to overcome their differences on a less contentious issue this week. Both acted in a bipartisan fashion this week to approve bills calling on the government to create a science laureate position. He or she would promote science in the same way a poet laureate promotes poetry. Host Scott Simon talks to Cal Tech Astronomy professor Mike Brown about the proposal.
Owen Mundy, an assistant professor at Florida State University, tells Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel about a project called "I Know Where Your Cat Lives," which aims to create awareness about internet privacy.
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