ecology, policy
Science Advocates Frustrated by President’s Budget
Science Advocates Frustrated by President’s Budget
Kerry Grens | May 23, 2017
Congress is not expected to fully enact the proposed cuts to research and public health programs.
Study: Fishing Induces Gene Expression Changes
Study: Fishing Induces Gene Expression Changes
Jef Akst | May 18, 2017
Harvesting lab-raised zebrafish based on their size led to differences in the activity of more than 4,000 genes, as well as changes in allele frequencies of those genes, in the fish that remained.
Will Marches Help Science? People Are Divided, Survey Finds
Will Marches Help Science? People Are Divided, Survey Finds
Ashley P. Taylor | May 12, 2017
National opinions about the effectiveness of last month’s science and climate marches are mixed and follow political lines, a Pew survey reports.
EPA and Interior Department Overhaul Scientific Advisory Boards
EPA and Interior Department Overhaul Scientific Advisory Boards
Aggie Mika | May 9, 2017
In an effort to split from the Obama administration, EPA replaces scientists from a central advisory board while the Interior department freezes 200 plus advisory groups.
Life Science Leaders Meet at White House
Life Science Leaders Meet at White House
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2017
Heads of academia and industry mingled with the vice president and the secretary of Health and Human Services at a biotech summit.
Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists
Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists
Ashley P. Taylor | May 8, 2017
The future French president’s goals are pro-science, yet he will need parliamentary support.
Breaking: CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund Could Be Axed
Breaking: CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund Could Be Axed
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2017
If made law, the American Health Care Act passed today in the US House would eliminate the Obamacare-funded initiative.
Opinion: When Science Meets Activism
Opinion: When Science Meets Activism
Jonathan M. Berman | May 3, 2017
Scientists new to advocacy must find balance between embracing diverse perspectives and guarding against anti-scientific beliefs.
More Details on How Pesticides Harm Bees
More Details on How Pesticides Harm Bees
Diana Kwon | May 2, 2017
Scientists report that thiamethoxam exposure impairs bumblebees’ reproduction and honey bees’ ability to fly.
Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra
Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.