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Nov 13, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Our lack of federal leadership, and yes individual carelessness too, is killing twice as many Black people as white.

Think about that every time you consider going to a gathering “with just a few friends.” To be specific—The carelessness of white people is killing Black and brown people. Straight up.
Nov 12, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read

Marchers, the holiday season is upon us, and things are a little different this year. We all need to have a plan in order to be safe and prevent another surge of cases, as we see each time there is a holiday.

Now, especially, we need to be careful 1/ Cases have been rising exponentially, and we've had over 100,000 a day for the last week. Hospitals will soon reach their capacities, and eventually there just won't be enough staff or space. 2/
Nov 11, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
🚨 We're launching a political action committee to win back the Senate, and fight for science, democracy, a #GreenNewDeal, & #MedicareForAll. Join us!


VOLUNTEER ➡️ Image We marched. We voted. But our work is not done.

Electing a President who will listen to scientists is a good start, but it's nowhere near enough.
Nov 10, 2020 13 tweets 3 min read
📢 This past weekend, March for Science leader and communications team member @claytoff had a harrowing experience with the police department in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as he and friends enjoyed a night of celebration, food, fire and music. The incident resulted in the arrest of Dr. Kaye Georeen without any explanation of crime or violation of law.

Luckily, everyone survived this incident but survival cannot be the bar for police engagement with Black people.
Nov 10, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
📢📢📢 It's official: The first work our political action committee will engage in is going to GEORGIA and helping the Democrats win back the Senate! 🍑 #PACforScience Electing a President who listens to science is a good start, but it's not enough.

To address the many crises we face, we need a #GreenNewDeal, #MedicareForAll, a national mask mandate, a ban on fracking, and so much more.

We need a Senate that also listens to science.
Nov 9, 2020 18 tweets 3 min read
A thread to change your life. This image of Earth was acquired by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on Feb 14th, 1990. From 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away.

Voyager took this photo, and continued on, and is now the furthest human-made object from Earth.
Nov 8, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
Pssst. Now that we have all recovered from yesterday, we have a major announcement to make soon ... 📢📢📢 We are launching a political action committee!

Last week, we elected leaders who embrace science-informed, evidence-based public policies.

But our work is not done. Instead of going away, we are going to double down!…
Nov 4, 2020 14 tweets 5 min read
Planning to attempt sleep tonight? Never fear, science is here!

Sleep is a very interesting area of science. Sleep quality is associated with health measures that range from memory to heart disease to diabetes.

AND YET. No one really knows for sure why we do it.

Evolutionarily, losing consciousness for hours at a time puts you at increased risk of predation, so it must be very important for it to be worth it. But, we really don’t fully understand it.…
Nov 3, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
Stay in line. Have a snack in line.
Nov 2, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read

We are doing a FB live with some of the scientists who launched a 4,000-signature petition calling on the scientific community to publicly commit to defending democracy.

Join us here at 6:30EST: Also joining us to help situate this action in the wider context will be Ali Nouri, President of @FAScientists, and Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at @UCSUSA.
Nov 2, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -
Nov 2, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read

Due to the historic participation in early voting, counting votes will take longer this year than it has before.

This is a sign that our system is WORKING.

Every vote must be counted, and we are willing to wait. Democracy works, and we are willing to wait for it. Voting is our right and everyone should have their vote counted. #CountEveryVote
Jun 11, 2020 40 tweets 36 min read
What’s police brutality and racism got to do with science?


A #BlackAndSTEM/#ShutDownSTEM/#ShutDownAcademia/#BlackLivesMatter multidisciplinary science megathread. Did you know that studies have revealed that diversity drives scientific innovation? Another way to put that: The absence of Black people in science results in lower quality science. So says @nature, one of the world’s most prestigious science journals…
May 4, 2019 15 tweets 8 min read
TODAY IS THE DAY! Join us at the #MarchForScience at our main march in New York City or in 130+ locations around the world including Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Malawi, Ghana, Germany, Croatia, Finland, India, Philippines, China, Australia & Antarctica: Xiamen, China joined the global #MarchForScience today to advocate for cleaner, healthier & more environmentally cities. Thank you!!!