Keeping science fiction out of public policy

     Vanessa Schipani, science writer for

    Vanessa Schipani, science writer for

    During this presidential election year, many look to to determine the “truthiness” of claims made by candidates. Last year, the University of Pennsylvania-based project spun off SciCheck, focusing on false and misleading scientific claims made to influence public policy and voting decisions.

    NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller sat down with Vanessa Schipani, science writer for, to learn more about the project.

    You can listen to their conversation below.

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