Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Robert Wilkie, head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, defends controversial research practices that have been heavily criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says

Robert Wilkie, head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, defends controversial research practices that have been heavily criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Robert Wilkie, head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, defends controversial research practices that have been heavily criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 23, 2018
After a surge of political enthusiasm among the scientific community since 2016, only a small fraction of candidates with science and engineering backgrounds made it through primary elections this year.  
Numerous Life Scientists Seek Election to State Legislatures
Numerous Life Scientists Seek Election to State Legislatures
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 23, 2018
In local races across the country, researchers are running on platforms of bringing more evidence-based decision-making into state governments.
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2018
The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.
EPA Postpones Decision on Rule to Restrict Scientific Input
EPA Postpones Decision on Rule to Restrict Scientific Input
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2018
It will be more than a year before the agency institutes or rejects the controversial changes proposed by former EPA head Scott Pruitt.
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.”
Trump’s Pick for Science Advisor Dodges Climate Change Question
Trump’s Pick for Science Advisor Dodges Climate Change Question
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2018
In a hearing with Senators, meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier avoided climate change questions by saying it wasn’t his expertise.
President Trump Picks Meteorologist to Lead OSTP
President Trump Picks Meteorologist to Lead OSTP
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2018
The nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier has been met positively by members of the scientific community.
Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2018
President Trump’s pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has often opposed court involvement in environmental and health regulations.
EPA Stalls Release of Carcinogen Report
EPA Stalls Release of Carcinogen Report
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 9, 2018
An investigation by Politico finds the agency has been sitting on an assessment of formaldehyde’s cancer risks for a year and a half.