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I noted earlier that Harold Varmus, Obama’s key science advisor, was on the Daily Show, but after viewing again the clip of his short appearance I thought it should get its own little show here. Varmus is everything you’d want as a public face to science — immensely accomplished but amiable and everyday as could…

Atop other Obama appointments, this is one I suspect America’s scientists will welcome. From the Washington Post: Report: Holdren to Lead White House Science Policy By Joel Achenbach President-elect Obama will announce this weekend that he has selected physicist John Holdren, who has devoted much of his career to energy and environmental research, as his…