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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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19 December 2008 (All day)
Science's new policy blog, ScienceInsider, continues to bring our readers scoops, breaking news, and analysis from the world of science policy. Here are some of the highlights from the past week:
Obama, Obama, Obama. The president-elect keeps making waves in the scientific community even before he has entered office. Yesterday, we were the first news outlet to report that Barack Obama has selected physicist John Holdren as his science adviser. We also explored the impact that Obama's pick for secretary of education is having on the science education community--and what it means for the future of science in the classroom. And Obama seems to be getting advice from everyone. This week, a congressman recommended that the president-elect not fire the current NASA administrator, and the Institute of Medicine warned Obama not to forget about global health.
On the other side of the pond, U.K. universities began nervously poring over a report to see how they rank, scientifically, among their peers. Some schools will be sleeping easier than others. ScienceInsider also explored a burgeoning controversy in Sweden over whether a collaboration between a biotech company and the Nobel Foundation has tainted this year's prize in physiology or medicine.
Back in the States, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is dealing with a controversy of its own. Archaeologists condemned the museum for laying off 18 researchers, including a world-famous archaeobotanist, but now the museum's director says there was a misunderstanding. Get the full story here.
As always, for the latest and greatest in science policy, set your sights on ScienceInsider. Chances are you heard it here first.