How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science
How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science
The Democrats’ takeover of the House inspires hope for science-based policies, but voters struck down several ballot initiatives to counteract climate change.
How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science
How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science

The Democrats’ takeover of the House inspires hope for science-based policies, but voters struck down several ballot initiatives to counteract climate change.

The Democrats’ takeover of the House inspires hope for science-based policies, but voters struck down several ballot initiatives to counteract climate change.

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Congress Considers Endangered Species Act AmendmentsCongress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Congress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2018
Opponents of the proposal call the changes a “wildlife extinction package.”
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 7, 2018
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
Congress Passes “Right to Try” Bill
Congress Passes “Right to Try” Bill
Jim Daley | May 23, 2018
Medical groups have criticized the legislation, which will give terminal patients access to experimental treatments, as dangerous and unnecessary.
Marching On
Marching On
Shawna Williams | Apr 12, 2018
Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS, discusses what’s changed as a result of the March for Science—and what hasn’t.
USDA Ordered to Publish Complete Animal Welfare Reports
USDA Ordered to Publish Complete Animal Welfare Reports
Ashley Yeager | Mar 23, 2018
In 2017, the agency began posting redacted records, but Congress is now demanding full transparency.
Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding
Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding
Shawna Williams | Mar 22, 2018
NIH, NSF, and the DOE’s Office of Science will be among the agencies with budget increases if the omnibus bill is passed.
Louise Slaughter, Scientist and Congresswoman, Dies
Louise Slaughter, Scientist and Congresswoman, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 19, 2018
Trained in microbiology, Slaughter championed science, women’s health, and consumer protections as a member of the US House of Representatives.
US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers
US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers
Jim Daley | Mar 5, 2018
A science-oriented political action committee is supporting candidates across the country.
As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2018
Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.