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Science and Democracy

By | October 1, 2012

Researchers and conscientious citizens must unite against the partisan rancor in American politics and restore the role of scientific information in policymaking.

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Speaking of Science

By | October 1, 2012

October 2012's selection of notable quotes


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Evolving Dependence

By | September 27, 2012

Scientists unravel the confusing molecular biology behind a fruit fly’s reliance on a single type of cactus.

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Environmental Policy Expert Dies

By | September 19, 2012

A former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and one of the early forces behind the Clean Air Act, dies at 92.


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Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced

By | September 18, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.


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UK Ponies Up for Open Access

By | September 10, 2012

The United Kingdom government has devoted £10 million towards the goal of making all of the research it funds open access by next spring.


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Democrats Approve Party Platform

By | September 6, 2012

The Democratic Party reveals its positions on key policy issues, including those that affect the lives and work of scientists.


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A Funding Reboot

By | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.


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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.


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Down and Dirty

By | September 1, 2012

Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."


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