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Science advocacy organizations have drafted a list of 20 questions for Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Donald Trump; will post responses as they roll in.


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Former MIT President Dies

By | December 17, 2013

Engineer and science advocate Charles Vest, who was president of MIT from 1990-2004, has passed away at age 72.


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Awarding Science Defense Again

By | November 5, 2013

David Nutt wins the second John Maddox Prize for promoting science despite opposition.


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Sequester Hitting Scientists Hard

By | September 4, 2013

A recent survey of working researchers highlights funding difficulties and the perceived decline of the U.S. as a leader in science. 

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Research Behind Bars

By | July 1, 2013

Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni advances forest conservation and science advocacy by enlisting the help of prisoners.


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Science on Lockdown

By | July 1, 2013

A forest ecologist comes down from the canopy to bring science to the masses, forming a series of improbable collaborations with prisoners.


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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2013

July 2013's selection of notable quotes


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Opinion: Mind the Measures

By | June 26, 2013

The next big thing in medical research is to more comprehensively evaluate its impact.

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Biomedical Researchers Rally for Funds

By | April 10, 2013

Crowds flooded into a Washington, DC, park to protest NIH budget cuts and rally for greater investment in potentially life-saving biomedical research. 


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Speaking of Science

By | April 1, 2013

April 2013's selection of notable quotes


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