Updated June 1
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Senators raise concerns about how Eric Lander of the Broad Institute has handled equality issues.
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel

Senators raise concerns about how Eric Lander of the Broad Institute has handled equality issues.

Senators raise concerns about how Eric Lander of the Broad Institute has handled equality issues.

White House
Science Advisor William Happer to Leave National Security Council
Science Advisor William Happer to Leave National Security Council
Catherine Offord | Sep 13, 2019
An outspoken critic of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change, Happer is returning to academia after a year in his White House role.
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.
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.”
Former Head of New York Academy of Sciences, Rodney Nichols, Dies
Former Head of New York Academy of Sciences, Rodney Nichols, Dies
Jef Akst | Sep 7, 2018
A vice president of Rockefeller University for more than 20 years, Nichols also advised the White House, the NIH, and other groups.
Chris Fall Picked to Lead the Department of Energy’s Office of Science
Chris Fall Picked to Lead the Department of Energy’s Office of Science
Jim Daley | May 21, 2018
Fall served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Barack Obama.
Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House
Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House
Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018
The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Inside the OSTP: Q&A With a Senior Science Policy Advisor
Inside the OSTP: Q&A With a Senior Science Policy Advisor
Shawna Williams | Apr 18, 2018
Sara Brenner discusses why she took a break from academia to join the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and what she hopes to accomplish there.
Marching On
Marching On
Shawna Williams | Apr 12, 2018
Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS, discusses what’s changed as a result of the March for Science—and what hasn’t.
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use
Jim Daley | Feb 25, 2018
The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 20 states. 
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Diana Kwon | Feb 12, 2018
Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.
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.
Trump Releases Science Spending Priorities for FY2019
Trump Releases Science Spending Priorities for FY2019
Aggie Mika | Aug 18, 2017
In a memo to federal agencies, the administration highlights defense and security, leaves off Earth and climate science, and limits the scope of basic research.
Life Science Leaders Meet at White House
Life Science Leaders Meet at White House
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2017
Heads of academia and industry mingled with the vice president and the secretary of Health and Human Services at a biotech summit.
Trump to Hold Annual Science Fair
Trump to Hold Annual Science Fair
Bob Grant | Apr 25, 2017
The president has announced that he will continue the Obama-era tradition of showcasing school children’s science projects at the White House.
Marching Into an Uncertain Future
Marching Into an Uncertain Future
Bob Grant | Apr 20, 2017
Can professional organizations and societies parlay the groundswell of support culminating in this weekend’s March for Science into more-effective science advocacy?
Trump Meets with HHS, NIH Brass
Trump Meets with HHS, NIH Brass
Bob Grant | Apr 5, 2017
President Donald Trump, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and NIH Director Francis Collins discussed the opioid crisis and retaining young researchers in the biomedical research enterprise, among other things, according to a White House official.
House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill
House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill
Bob Grant | May 20, 2016
The legislation allocates only $622 million to the effort to help the country respond to the impending spread of the mosquito-borne disease.