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Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Numerous candidates with STEM backgrounds are running for federal seats, and record numbers are competing in local races across the country.
Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races

Numerous candidates with STEM backgrounds are running for federal seats, and record numbers are competing in local races across the country.

Numerous candidates with STEM backgrounds are running for federal seats, and record numbers are competing in local races across the country.

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Candidates from STEM and Medical Fields in the National Elections
Candidates from STEM and Medical Fields in the National Elections
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 9, 2020
See who’s on the ballot for House and Senate seats this year.
Interior Department Distorted Climate Change Evidence: Report
Interior Department Distorted Climate Change Evidence: Report
Kerry Grens | Mar 3, 2020
Agency documents, including scientific analyses, included language that misrepresents the uncertainty surrounding climate change, according to a New York Times investigation.
Trump Administration to Weaken Migratory Bird Protections
Trump Administration to Weaken Migratory Bird Protections
Shawna Williams | Jan 30, 2020
A reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 won’t punish oil and gas companies whose activities kill birds unintentionally, The New York Times reports.
Iranian Students Denied Entry to US
Iranian Students Denied Entry to US
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2020
Despite having valid visas to attend universities, more than a dozen would-be graduate students have been detained at the airport and sent back to Iran in recent months.
Did On-Site Rapid DNA Testing Identify al-Baghdadi’s Remains?
Did On-Site Rapid DNA Testing Identify al-Baghdadi’s Remains?
Emma Yasinski | Oct 31, 2019
Over the past few years, several companies have developed rapid DNA tests that can be used in the field to identify remains in 90 minutes—but President Trump suggested the confirmation only took 15.
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019
The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 10, 2019
Individual researchers and science societies are finding solutions so colleagues around the globe can attend conferences, from remote presentations to relocating conferences.
US-China Tensions Leave Some Researchers on Edge
US-China Tensions Leave Some Researchers on Edge
Diana Kwon | Jun 7, 2019
Changing policy has left academics uncertain about what is legal for foreign involvement in research, and increased hostility and bureaucracy have led students and scholars to seek opportunities elsewhere.
NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
Kerry Grens | Jun 6, 2019
External researchers funded by US federal grants can continue their experiments under tighter scrutiny.