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The new head of the National Center for Science Education promises to "fight the good fight" against attacks on...
Analyses of the H7N9 strains isolated from four new cases show that the virus is evolving rapidly, heightening anxiety...
In 2009, Jack Szostak shared a Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the role of telomeres, the end bits of...
Science has exposed a thriving academic black market in China involving shady agencies, corrupt scientists, and...
Paper-selling agencies flourish in the aura of reputable businesses. For some scientists, it may be difficult to tell...
Featuring the first lunar rover in 40 years, Chang'e-3 is seen as an important milestone on China's quest to send a...
Data collected by satellites and floating probes have chronicled a 2-decade rise in the temperature and thickness of a...
Cholesterol, the artery-clogging molecule that contributes to cardiovascular disease, has another nasty trick up its...
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Russian Scientists Get No Respect
13 January 1997 8:00 pm
The average Russian has less regard for scientists than for peasants or politicians. In a new survey on public attitudes toward science, only 6% of 500 polled adults said that scientists enjoy "the highest respect in Russia." That's a far cry from the days of the Cold War, when scientists were hailed as "socialist heroes." Indeed, the survey, by the Center for Science Research and Statistics, a Moscow-based think tank, suggests that the public knows all too well the plight facing many of today's scientists: Scrambling for subsistence income by doing odd jobs outside their labs.