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Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Duped Again on Emergency Contraception

Michael Halpern | Posted 07.07.2013 | Science
Michael Halpern

A few weeks ago, I celebrated as a federal judge ordered the FDA to make "Plan B" available over the counter without restrictions. I thought that the judge's ruling would provide the Obama administration with political cover. Surely they would respect the decision. I was wrong.

PCAST Report: The Future of U.S. Research

James M. Gentile | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Increased and predictable funding and incentives for research and development are essential, as is a workforce skilled at filling the resulting jobs. But it's also important that America's approach to research shift from safe and incremental research to the "high-risk, high-reward" research.

Leading Scholar-Educators Address Undergraduate Science Education

James M. Gentile | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
James M. Gentile

The greatest impact of the conference stemmed not from any one proposal or insight but from the shared sense of commitment and renewed determination.

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.

Lucia Graves

Randi Weingarten, Steven Brill Face Off Over Education Reform | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Is education advancing or retreating?" asked Sir Harold Evans, editor at large of The Week and moderator of an education roundtable on Thursday spons...