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STEM Bill Passed by House

By | December 5, 2012

A bill that would increase visas for foreign-born, US-trained science and engineering graduates passes in the House, but is unlikely to get through Senate.

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Charles Darwin for Congress

By | November 13, 2012

Nominated as a write-in candidate as a protest against the anti-science incumbent, famed naturalist Charles Darwin won 4,000 congressional votes in a Georgia county.

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Q&A: Mixing Science and Politics

By | October 9, 2012

Politicians could make better decisions if they thought more like scientists, says Rush Holt, the only physicist in Congress.  

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Biologists Not Welcome

By | September 28, 2012

Proposed legislation that sought to offer green cards to foreign STEM students excluded those in biology.

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House Fails STEM Bill

By | September 21, 2012

Legislation aimed at retaining foreign students who earn advanced science and engineering degrees in the United States is rejected by Congress.

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Sequestration Threatens Science

By | September 19, 2012

If Congress can't reach an agreement on reducing the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion, automatic decreases to key federal science agency budgets go into effect.

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FDA Chiefs Knew About Spying

By | August 8, 2012

Top FDA officials, including Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, were aware the agency was monitoring staff emails discussing the safety of some approved medical devices.

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Congress Supports NIH Budget Increase

By | April 23, 2012

Petitions asking for more funding for the federal research agency are gaining bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

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$44 Million Earmarked for Research

By | April 19, 2012

Congress sets aside a large pot of pork-barrel funds for research projects in 2012, but not nearly as much as seen in pre-recession years.

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Checking on Science Ed

By | March 1, 2012

A National Academies of Science panel is nearly done evaluating research institutions with a critical eye on the quality of undergraduate education.

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