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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.
HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Criticism of Plane Travel
HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Criticism of Plane Travel
Shawna Williams | Oct 2, 2017
Heads of CMS, FDA are among the potential replacements.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2017
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.
Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2017
The $88 million agreement is part of efforts by the UK government to increase transatlantic collaboration as the country prepares to leave the European Union.
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2017
Some researchers have already been negatively affected by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, though opinions on the eventual outcome remain mixed.
U.K. Lays Out Its Vision for Post-Brexit Research
U.K. Lays Out Its Vision for Post-Brexit Research
Catherine Offord | Sep 7, 2017
The government’s new position paper on science and innovation after leaving the E.U. takes a positive tone, but has frustrated researchers with its lack of detail.
Scientists Fear DACA Cancellation
Scientists Fear DACA Cancellation
Jef Akst, Shawna Williams | Sep 4, 2017
Some researchers are at risk of job loss and even deportation if Trump decides to end a program that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to obtain work permits. 
Majority of Top Government Science Jobs Unfilled
Majority of Top Government Science Jobs Unfilled
Catherine Offord | Aug 31, 2017
Only 12 positions out of 44 have received nominations, and half of Trump’s nominees have strong ties to the industries they would oversee, a new report shows.
Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language
Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language
Catherine Offord | Aug 29, 2017
The Department of Energy requested that scientists reword grant proposals to be more in line with the White House’s agenda on climate research.
Organs on Chips
Organs on Chips
Diana Kwon | Aug 28, 2017
Scientists hope that these devices will one day replace animal models of disease and help advance personalized medicine.