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People of Earth: Scientists Issue Warnings to the Human Population

Anna Wilding | Posted 04.07.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) -- Over 1800 peer reviews by scientists over a 3 year period has resulted in string of warnings to the population ab...

The President's Unfinished Promise: The Federal Government Still Lacks a Meaningful Scientific Integrity Policy

Corey S. Goodman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Science
Corey S. Goodman

When, in April 2009, President Obama told the National Academy of Sciences "we are restoring science to its rightful place," and "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over," the scientists in the audience, including me, gave him a standing ovation.

The Endless Frontier: U.S. Science and National Industrial Policy (Part 1)

Steve Blank | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

The U.S. has spent the last 70 years making massive investments in basic and applied research. The irony is that while the U.S. government has had a robust national science and technology policy, it lacks a national industrial policy.

Carl Wieman and the Challenge of Science Education

James M. Gentile | Posted 08.15.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Carl Wieman, the Nobel-Prize-winning physicist who has been a key science official in the White House since 2010, has resigned from his government post for personal reasons. His departure provides an opportunity to reflect on his contributions in government as well as academia.

Benefits Of Social Media And Video Games In Classrooms

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. Social media, video games, blogs and wikis are playing increasingly importa...

Choosing the TEDMED 20 Great Challenges of Health Care

Rosina Samadani | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rosina Samadani

Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.

Now Easier for Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Start Companies in the U.S.

Brad Feld | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Brad Feld

Yesterday there was solid progress on the Startup Visa Movement -- specifically making it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to start their companies in the US.

The "Innovation for Jobs" Chasm

David Nordfors | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business
David Nordfors

Politicians have started to discuss innovation as a job creator. This is logical. Innovation is the main driver of economic growth. But are countries organized to do anything about it? We think not.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Dan Froomkin

Google Buzz Exposes White House Internet Policy Advisor Andrew McLaughlin's Email List; Congressman Has Questions | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When he signed on with Google's privacy-challenged social networking service last month, White House Internet policy director Andrew McLaughlin unwitt...

Carl Wieman, CU Nobel Prize Winner, Appointed To National Science Post

Daily Camera | Brittany Anas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

President Barack Obama has nominated Carl Wieman -- a Nobel-prize winning scientist from the University of Colorado -- to be the nation's Associate Di...

The Seeds of Industrial Policy

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Recent less bad unemployment and GDP numbers have brought on an unreasoned optimism about the economy.