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Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants

By | February 13, 2017

A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.

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Science Policy in 2017

By | February 13, 2017

The Scientist’s coverage of key science agencies, the early days of the Trump administration, and the March for Science

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Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director

By | February 10, 2017

The orthopedic surgeon is confirmed to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Week in Review: February 6–10

By | February 10, 2017

Two potential Science Advisors to the President talk federal funding, climate change research, science marches, and more; a conversation with Iranian-American geneticist Pardis Sabeti; standards for teaching evolution in Texas could change; bioengineers debut a stomach acid–powered ingestible sensor; toward killing cancer with bacteria; ecDNA and tumor evolution

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A conversation with public health expert Lynn Goldman, a former assistant administrator at the US Environmental Protection Agency

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image: Science Policy Recap: February 9, 2017

Science Policy Recap: February 9, 2017

By | February 9, 2017

While the executive order on immigration continues to affect scientists, a coalition of public interest groups is suing the Trump administration, alleging that the president’s executive order on regulations “exceeds [his] constitutional authority.”

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GOP Legislator Introduces Bill to Abolish EPA

By | February 6, 2017

Freshman Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says that abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency will provide more “effective and efficient protection.”

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The Princeton physicist told The Scientist that then-President–elect Donald Trump last month agreed with his position that climate change research has become a “cult movement.” Happer also shared his thoughts on federal research funding, demonstrators marching for science, and more.

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The Yale computer scientist last month met with then-President–elect Donald Trump and key advisors to discuss, among other things, the position of Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In a conversation with The Scientist, Gelernter shared his thoughts on climate change, the impacts of immigration on science, and more.

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image: Top UK Science Advisor to Control Science Funding

Top UK Science Advisor to Control Science Funding

By | February 2, 2017

Immunologist Mark Walport will shift from his position as chief science advisor to the UK government to head its new science funding agency.

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