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Sound science policy center gets a million-dollar boost

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has received a $1 million donation from physicist and former IBM vice president Lewis Branscomb (pictured) to set up a Centre for Science and Democracy. The Center, to be launched on 17 May, aims to combine the Cambridge, Massachusetts, -based Union’s previous work beating back political interference in federal science, with an ongoing mission to ensure that US policy is based on sound scientific evidence. 

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