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ASA Partners With March for Science

ASA is partnering with the March for Science, scheduled for April 22, 2017. The primary march will take place in Washington, DC, beginning with a teach-in and rally on the National Mall. There will also be satellite marches in almost 400 locations around the world.

The March for Science is a public celebration of science and a reminder of the important role evidence plays in informing public policy. We believe the use of evidence-based research into policy debates is not a partisan concept but rather essential to understanding the world and making the best decisions as a nation.

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Safety pins, awareness ribbons, and the challenges of new symbols

For many Americans, safety pins have suddenly appeared everywhere: Pinned to shirts, posted to Facebook, or worn by celebrities. When I started wearing one a handful of strangers asked “what the heck are these safety pins all about?” This is the challenge of new symbols. Before they can work people need to know what they mean.