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The March for Science, which takes place on Saturday in more than 500 cities across the world, is an implicit rejection of President Donald Trump and his embrace of “alternative facts” over objective truth. But it’s also a defense of science itself, which thrives on federal funds and faces massive cuts under Trump. Organizers and proponents of the march generally admit that their actions on April 22, which is Earth Day , won’t change Trump’s mind about science or about these cuts. But they hope the event will be educational enough that more citizens will step up and defend the importance of research. “There needs to be a public dawning ... that how science is practiced actually make... Full story

21 April