California Voters to Decide Future of Stem Cell Funding Agency
California Voters to Decide Future of Stem Cell Funding Agency
If approved, Proposition 14 would authorize the state to sell $5.5 billion in bonds to extend the life of CIRM, which funds stem cell research. The ballot measure has its critics.
California Voters to Decide Future of Stem Cell Funding Agency
California Voters to Decide Future of Stem Cell Funding Agency

If approved, Proposition 14 would authorize the state to sell $5.5 billion in bonds to extend the life of CIRM, which funds stem cell research. The ballot measure has its critics.

If approved, Proposition 14 would authorize the state to sell $5.5 billion in bonds to extend the life of CIRM, which funds stem cell research. The ballot measure has its critics.

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Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 9, 2020
Numerous candidates with STEM backgrounds are running for federal seats, and record numbers are competing in local races across the country.
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Candidates from STEM and Medical Fields in the National Elections
Candidates from STEM and Medical Fields in the National Elections
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 9, 2020
See who’s on the ballot for House and Senate seats this year.
Wielding Fear
Wielding Fear
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2020
The primordial emotion is apt to run amok. But harnessing it can lead to responsible behavior and sound thinking.
A Year After the Midterm Elections, Where Are They Now?
A Year After the Midterm Elections, Where Are They Now?
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 17, 2019
Political newcomers to federal and state legislatures with STEM backgrounds are bringing evidence to drafting laws, yet getting bills passed remains elusive.
How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science
How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 7, 2018
The Democrats’ takeover of the House inspires hope for science-based policies, but voters struck down several ballot initiatives to counteract climate change.
Scientists Win First-Time Runs for Congress, Senate
Scientists Win First-Time Runs for Congress, Senate
Catherine Offord | Nov 7, 2018
The midterm elections flip several House seats in favor of Democratic candidates with STEM backgrounds.
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.
Candidates with STEM Backgrounds Running in the Midterm Elections
Candidates with STEM Backgrounds Running in the Midterm Elections
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 23, 2018
We’ve compiled a list of political hopefuls on the ballots in state and federal races in November.
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.
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.
Science and Politics in 2012
Science and Politics in 2012
Bob Grant | Dec 19, 2012
This year, US politics was dominated by the run-up to October elections, with science policy issues playing a role here and elsewhere around the world.
Science and the 2012 Election
Science and the 2012 Election
Bob Grant | Nov 8, 2012
From education to space, science fared well at the polls on Tuesday.
Industry Donates Big This Election
Industry Donates Big This Election
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 6, 2012
Biotech, pharmaceutical, and insurance companies have spent a record-breaking amount this election—nearly $200 million.
Q&A: Mixing Science and Politics
Q&A: Mixing Science and Politics
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 8, 2012
Politicians could make better decisions if they thought more like scientists, says Rush Holt, the only physicist in Congress.  
US Voters Oppose Science Cuts
Bob Grant | Sep 24, 2012
Many Americans who are likely to vote in upcoming elections are not in favor of across-the-board cuts to non-discretionary funding.