These are some of the numbers by which the future successes or failures of the new presidency will be measured.
We look back at some of the more questionable science-related claims from 2016 on topics such as climate change, Zika, GMOs, marijuana and the human mind.
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President Obama boasted that a treaty he signed with Russia in 2011 “has substantially reduced our nuclear stockpiles, both Russia and the United States.” In fact, Russia has increased its deployed strategic nuclear warheads since the treaty took effect.
Q: Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg resigning from the Supreme Court?
A: No. That claim was made in a fake news article based on a satirical story that said Ginsburg would resign if Donald Trump was elected president.
Rep. John Lewis said he will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, claiming it will be the first time he has missed a presidential inauguration since joining Congress 30 years ago. In fact, Lewis also skipped George W. Bush’s 2001 inauguration in protest.
During his confirmation hearing for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson said “our ability to predict” the effect of increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere “is very limited.” That’s not entirely accurate.