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This Scientist Wants to Bring ‘Star Trek’ Values to Congress
by / on 07/12/2017 at 10:00 / in WIRED

This Scientist Wants to Bring ‘Star Trek’ Values to Congress

Vulcanologist Jess Phoenix never expected to be involved in politics. Until recently her life revolved around science—traveling the world to study different volcanoes and running an educational nonprofit. But the environmental record of the Trump administration has motivated her to run for Congress. “These guys are basically gutting every environmental protection that existed,” Phoenix says in Episode 284 of the […]

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‘Star Trek’ at 50: How the TV Series Inspired a Boy to Become a Scientist
by / on 10/10/2016 at 14:00 / in Think Tanks

‘Star Trek’ at 50: How the TV Series Inspired a Boy to Become a Scientist

Like “Star Trek,” I turn 50 this year. But that’s not my only connection to the original television series. “Star Trek” inspired me to become a scientist, convincing me at an early age that science and the advancement of human knowledge could make the world a better place. Like many people my age, I was transfixed by the futurism of […]

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