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On Earth Day, thousands speak up for science

Apr 22, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.

In Washington and hundreds of other cities, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, sending a global message about scientific freedom without political interference, the need for government spending for future breakthroughs and just the general value of scientific pursuits.

They came in numbers that were mammoth if not quite astronomical.

"We didn't choose to be in this battle, b...