EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues

The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.

The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.

Trump administration
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.
US House Moves to Block New Reviews of Fetal Tissue Research
US House Moves to Block New Reviews of Fetal Tissue Research
Shawna Williams | Jun 13, 2019
An amendment to the 2020 funding bill would prohibit the Trump administration from convening ethics advisory boards to review funding proposals involving the tissues.
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.
White House to Convene Committee to Address Research Obstacles
White House to Convene Committee to Address Research Obstacles
Shawna Williams | May 7, 2019
The National Science and Technology Council will bring together agency leaders to “focus on improving the safety, integrity, and productivity of research settings.”
Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
It’s unclear how the order, which charges academic institutions to follow existing rules regarding the First Amendment, will be implemented and enforced.
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2019
The draft budget includes deep cuts for science funding, hacking more than $5.5 billion from the NIH’s allotment, but historically Congress has not accepted the White House’s proposals.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces Resignation
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces Resignation
Jef Akst | Mar 5, 2019
Gottlieb will step down after two years at the helm of the US Food and Drug Administration to spend more time with his family.
Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
On Saturday, the US President announced that he would soon issue an executive order denying funds to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.