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Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2017
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy
Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy
Diana Kwon | Sep 27, 2017
After Sunday’s federal election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with political parties that disagree on key scientific and environmental issues.
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.
Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency
Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency
Aggie Mika | Sep 6, 2017
Buyouts offered to more than 1,200 Environmental Protection Agency employees prompted the surge in departures. 
EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants
EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants
Aggie Mika | Sep 6, 2017
An aide to President Donald Trump has final say over grants at the Environmental Protection Agency and has nixed close to $2 million of the agency’s awards.
Reimagining Neuroscience’s Finest Works of Art
Reimagining Neuroscience’s Finest Works of Art
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
By recreating the work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, art professor Dawn Hunter reveals how the master translated life to the page.
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.
Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law
Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law
Aggie Mika | Aug 25, 2017
The university argues that the law prohibiting the use of aborted fetal tissue for research is unconstitutional.
Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site
Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site
Bob Grant | Aug 23, 2017
The communications director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says news reports of the changes are overblown.