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US State Department Names New Science Envoys

By Shawna Williams | June 13, 2018

The five high-profile scientists are charged with helping strengthen international cooperation.

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NSF to Close Overseas Offices

By Shawna Williams | February 22, 2018

The agency announces that the fixed offices and staffing will be replaced with short-term expeditions to foster collaboration.

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French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.

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Disaster medicine researcher Ahmadreza Djalali was convicted of spying for foreign governments.

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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By Catherine Offord | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.

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U.K. Lays Out Its Vision for Post-Brexit Research

By Catherine Offord | September 7, 2017

The government’s new position paper on science and innovation after leaving the E.U. takes a positive tone, but has frustrated researchers with its lack of detail.

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US and Cuban Researchers to Meet in Havana

By Bob Grant | August 14, 2017

Rush Holt of AAAS talks with The Scientist about the upcoming gathering and collaborations—past, present, and future—between the two countries.

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North Korean Travel Ban Could Disrupt Studies

By Kerry Grens | July 24, 2017

Rare and hard-fought academic partnerships are left in limbo.

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The cancer scientist and his family have been sent home, and an official claims that his detention was not triggered by the Trump travel ban.

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Policies that limit researchers’ travel could restrict scientific progress and partnerships.

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