Bold Scientists by Michael Riordon

By Michael Riordon

As governments and firms scramble to tug the plug on study that proves that they're poisoning our planet and rush to muzzle the scientists who dare to percentage their demanding facts, it kind of feels the strong have declared a warfare on science.

Michael Riordon asks deep questions of daring scientists who defy the established order together with: an Indigenous biologist who integrates conventional wisdom and a trickster’s wit; an engineering professor who exposes the myths and hazards of fracking; a forensic geneticist who lines kids stolen via the army in El Salvador; a sociologist who investigates the entice and danger of mass surveillance; a thorough psychologist who confronts psychiatry’s risky strength; and a tender marine biologist who dangers her occupation to protect technology and democracy.

Who controls technological know-how and at what fee to the earth and its population? will we switch? this is often unspun technological know-how for risky times.

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