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Opinion: Rebuffing RAS Reform

By | September 19, 2013

On the impending changes to the Russian Academy of Sciences


image: Australia Loses Science Minister

Australia Loses Science Minister

By | September 18, 2013

For the first time since 1931, the incoming Prime Minister of Australia did not appoint a science chief.


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The Price of DNA IDs

By | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?


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Joint Projects Face Limits

By | September 9, 2013

An agreement between the U.S. and the U.K. on funding international collaborations is subject to political restrictions.


image: Astrophysicist Nominated to NSF Helm

Astrophysicist Nominated to NSF Helm

By | August 1, 2013

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate former Purdue president France Cordova to lead the National Science Foundation.


image: Panel Eviscerates UK Forensic Science

Panel Eviscerates UK Forensic Science

By | July 25, 2013

Turmoil in UK forensic services could threaten the integrity of the country’s criminal justice system, according to a government report.

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image: Russia Blocks Antarctic Reserves

Russia Blocks Antarctic Reserves

By | July 17, 2013

A Russian delegation vetoes proposals to create several new marine sanctuaries in the seas surrounding Antarctica.


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Science-Supporting Senator Dies

By | June 4, 2013

Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, who fought hard against the alcohol and tobacco industries, has passed away.


image: Italy Orders Trials of Unproven Therapy

Italy Orders Trials of Unproven Therapy

By | May 23, 2013

Italian lawmakers have demanded formal approval for a controversial stem-cell therapy, but allowed some patients to continue treatment under stricter rules.

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image: Holdren Defends NSF Grant Review

Holdren Defends NSF Grant Review

By | May 6, 2013

Presidential science advisor argues against draft legislation that would change how the National Science Foundation judges grant proposals.  


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