FLICKR, Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies

The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.

The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.

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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
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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.