May R. Berenbaum
MAY R. BERENBAUM is Head and Swanlund Professor of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, her research is focused on investigating how honey bees process natural and synthetic toxins, including pesticides. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, she chaired the 2007 NAS study on the Status of Pollinators in North America and has been an active advocate for pollinator conservation. In 2014, she received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama.
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Francis Bacon, a brilliant scientist-philosopher who lived and died four centuries ago, is often considered the father of the scientific method, inasmuch as he pioneered the concept of using inductive rather than deductive reasoning along with hypothesis testing by falsification as the means of acquiring new knowledge.