The U.S. Department of Energy is aiming to better coordinate its research with the agencies that operate and regulate hydropower facilities. The intent is to increase hydropower generation while reducing its impact on ecosystems.
The United Kingdom's government today published new principles for how it should handle independent scientific advice, a response to the uproar over the firing last year of David Nutt, a drug policy advisor.
It's now easier to dig into the science behind regulatory decisions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA has made its database of 300,000 scientific articles available to the public, but sorry—no full text.
Several institute directors at the National Institutes of Health get personal about exercising (running "allows me to calm myself down," says Nora Volkow, the high-energy director of the drug abuse institute) and show off their jogging form at this site encouraging seniors to be active.