— Popular Science (@PopSci) April 3, 2017
Bill Nye, star of the megahit “Science Guy” television show of the 90s, announced his public support of the March for Science in a blog post on Thursday. The April 22 march is billed as a call for the world to support and safeguard science in light of recent policy changes disrupting research at the Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, NASA, and more. The event will include a teach-in and rally on the National Mall followed by a march through the streets of D.C.
Nye, whose new Netflix series will drop the day before (an air date set long before the march was planned, but presumably also intended to coincide with Earth Day, which is on April 22), will be at the event as a speaker and honorary co-chair. He explained his support for the march in a blog post for The Planetary Society, a science nonprofit of which he is currently the CEO…
What else is on the agenda as we start the new week?
Hearings on Merrick Garland’s SCOTUS seat are due to start again tomorrow…
— laura olin (@lauraolin) March 31, 2017
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) March 31, 2017