UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
The program, known as ARIA, will be independent and scientist-led.
UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency

The program, known as ARIA, will be independent and scientist-led.

The program, known as ARIA, will be independent and scientist-led.

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EPA Finalizes Much-Criticized “Transparency” Rule
EPA Finalizes Much-Criticized “Transparency” Rule
Shawna Williams | Jan 5, 2021
The regulation, which requires that the agency give preference to dose-response studies in which the underlying data are available, could downplay findings key to defining the dangers of pollution.
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2020
The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2020
Rick Bright will no longer head the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and will instead work at the National Institutes of Health on diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Trump Suspends WHO Funds, Alleges a Poor COVID-19 Response
Trump Suspends WHO Funds, Alleges a Poor COVID-19 Response
Amy Schleunes | Apr 15, 2020
President Donald Trump claims the World Health Organization failed to investigate early reports of the coronavirus, while public health experts argue that stripping the agency of its funding endangers us all.
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020
The case of a lieutenant in the Chinese army who studied physics at Boston University points to broader vulnerabilities in US academia, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 15, 2020
Four University of Florida faculty members leave their jobs as a state committee that formed last month pledges to investigate individual researchers and institutions.
EPA Science Board Criticizes Proposed Regulatory Rollbacks
EPA Science Board Criticizes Proposed Regulatory Rollbacks
Emily Makowski | Jan 3, 2020
Most of the panel’s members were appointed by the Trump administration.
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2019
The country’s new government appears to have heard the call from academics for an independent body to distribute federal research funds.
EPA Plans Modifications to Controversial Transparency Proposal
EPA Plans Modifications to Controversial Transparency Proposal
Shawna Williams | Nov 12, 2019
The changes would further restrict which scientific findings can be used in drafting regulations.
Trump Picks Cancer Researcher Stephen Hahn for FDA Commissioner
Trump Picks Cancer Researcher Stephen Hahn for FDA Commissioner
Emily Makowski | Nov 4, 2019
The radiation oncologist and chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center has not worked in government previously.
Hundreds of Scientists Declare Support for Extinction Rebellion
Hundreds of Scientists Declare Support for Extinction Rebellion
Ashley Yeager | Oct 15, 2019
Signatories of the declaration say the need for governments to act on human-driven climate change is too urgent to stay silent.
Trump Administration Drops Two Advisory Boards on Environment
Trump Administration Drops Two Advisory Boards on Environment
Emily Makowski | Oct 2, 2019
Two panels devoted to reviewing/recommending policy on marine protected areas and invasive species were eliminated.
Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
Emily Makowski | Sep 23, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has gone back-and-forth on whether graduate students at private universities can form unions three times in the past 19 years.
Trump Administration Overturns Clean Water Regulation
Trump Administration Overturns Clean Water Regulation
Emily Makowski | Sep 16, 2019
The repeal will return the US to water standards from 1986.
In Brazil, Thousands of Research Fellowships Are at Risk
In Brazil, Thousands of Research Fellowships Are at Risk
Ignacio Amigo | Aug 20, 2019
A lack of funding for the country’s main research agency threatens the future of Brazilian scientific research.
Alaska Governor Cuts $130 Million for University of Alaska System
Alaska Governor Cuts $130 Million for University of Alaska System
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 1, 2019
Mike Dunleavy vetoes funding that would have made up 40 percent of the university system’s total budget.
Trump Issues Executive Order that Could Reduce Scientific Advice
Trump Issues Executive Order that Could Reduce Scientific Advice
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 17, 2019
The president wants to terminate at least a third of all federal advisory committees by the end of September.
Brazil’s Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Brazil’s Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Catherine Offord | Apr 9, 2019
Scientists have attacked the government’s spending policies after it locked down nearly half of the money that had been allocated for science funding.
All Brexit Scenarios Will Be Damaging to UK Health Service: Report
All Brexit Scenarios Will Be Damaging to UK Health Service: Report
Catherine Offord | Feb 26, 2019
Public health care will take a hit however Britain leaves the European Union, but a no-deal exit will cause the most harm, a new analysis shows.