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NSF to Close Overseas Offices
Shawna Williams | Feb 22, 2018
The agency announces that the fixed offices and staffing will be replaced with short-term expeditions to foster collaboration.
Federal Officials and Scientists Respond to Purported CDC Word Ban
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 18, 2017
The alleged ban prohibits officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words in agency budget documents.
US Research Integrity Head Temporarily Leaves Post
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2017
Kathy Partin, whose staff had expressed concerns about changes she instituted, was reportedly asked to leave.
USDA Buys Animals from Farm It Reported for Animal Welfare Abuses
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 14, 2017
The federal agency has so far not taken any enforcement action against Ruby Fur Farm.
Anger Flares over EPA’s Perceived Science Censorship
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 24, 2017
Protests are sparking over the Trump Administration’s latest move to silence a discussion around climate change.
Trump Announces NASA Head and NOAA Assistant Secretary
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2017
The president’s picks for the two science-related positions must be confirmed by the Senate.
FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US Citizens
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2017
The move appears to be out of step with other HHS agencies.
USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2017
The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017
Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Drugs OKed Faster in U.S. Than in Europe
Kerry Grens | Apr 10, 2017
In recent years, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved more drugs and in less time than the European Medicines Agency.