FACTS•MA has released three FACTSheets on blockchain technology and its application in Bitcoin and elsewhere. The FACTSheets are on Blockchain technology, Blockchain applications, and the Risks and Downsides of Blockchain technology.
Three members of the FACTS•MA leadership were invited to attend the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation District Directors' meeting hosted by Representative McGovern's office in Worcester. We had a very productive meeting, updated them on recent progress at FACTS•MA and discussed a range of possible FACTSheets. See the attendees in the photo gallery.
FACTS•MA has released a FACTSheet on the long-term ecological impacts of hurricanes.
FACTS•MA has released a FACTSheet on the effects of tax credits on industrial-scale renewable energy projects.
FACTS•MA has released a FACTSheet describing the effect of climate change on the economy.
FACTS•MA has released a FACTSheet explaining the significance of the calving of the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
FACTS•MA has released a FACTSheet describing the potential consequences of a bill (HR1313) on genetic privacy and genetic discrimination in the workplace.
FACTS•MA has released its first FACTSheet. It details the effect of climate change on human health.
In the past week, FACTS Team members have been in the Christian Science Monitor and on the Wired Blog discussing fact based policy and the science march.
Nira Pollock, MD, PhD; Pamela Templer, PhD; Jagesh V. Shah, PhD; and Jenny M. Tam, PhD published an op ed on the WBUR Commonhealth Blog this week. The piece looks at the responsibility that newspapers have to their readers with regards to advertising and scientific facts.