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Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim

By Catherine Offord | September 12, 2017

Some researchers have already been negatively affected by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, though opinions on the eventual outcome remain mixed.

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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency

By Aggie Mika | September 6, 2017

Buyouts offered to more than 1,200 Environmental Protection Agency employees prompted the surge in departures. 

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EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants

By Aggie Mika | September 6, 2017

An aide to President Donald Trump has final say over grants at the Environmental Protection Agency and has nixed close to $2 million of the agency’s awards.

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Majority of Top Government Science Jobs Unfilled

By Catherine Offord | August 31, 2017

Only 12 positions out of 44 have received nominations, and half of Trump’s nominees have strong ties to the industries they would oversee, a new report shows.

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Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law

By Aggie Mika | August 25, 2017

The university argues that the law prohibiting the use of aborted fetal tissue for research is unconstitutional.

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Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site

By Bob Grant | August 23, 2017

The communications director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says news reports of the changes are overblown.

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image: Science Envoy Resigns from US State Department in Protest

Science Envoy Resigns from US State Department in Protest

By Catherine Offord | August 23, 2017

Energy researcher Daniel Kammen criticized President Trump’s response to events in Charlottesville, as well as the administration’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord.

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In a memo to federal agencies, the administration highlights defense and security, leaves off Earth and climate science, and limits the scope of basic research.

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image: UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor

UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor

By Shawna Williams | July 18, 2017

Advocacy groups call for the role to be filled.

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