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Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics

By | February 11, 2013

Why so few scientists make the leap to policy-making positions, and why more should give it a try

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German Politician’s PhD Revoked

By | February 7, 2013

The German minister for science and education has been stripped of her PhD after she was found guilty of plagiarizing chunks of the dissertation she wrote in 1980.

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Energy Secretary to Step Down

By | February 4, 2013

After a 4-year stretch as US Energy Secretary, during which he fought to fund research on clean energy technology, Steven Chu has announced his resignation.

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Treaty to Curb Mercury Pollution

By | January 22, 2013

More than 140 nations agree to a plan to limit global mercury emissions.

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Something Fishy Going On?

By | January 10, 2013

Fisheries scientists allege that an official wanted to abolish their department because their research contradicted the findings of other agencies.

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Benefits of Siblings

By | January 10, 2013

Children born under China’s One-Child Policy exhibit more negative personality traits in adulthood than those born prior.

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Friend of Science to Lead House Committee

By | January 9, 2013

A conservative republican, and supporter of research, will be the chair of the House appropriations committee that controls the budgets for the National Institutes of Health.

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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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