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Obama's Legacy In Science, Technology And Innovation

The Conversation US | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
The Conversation US

The 44th president left a strong legacy of supporting ST&I not just for the goals of discovery and economic growth but to strengthen democracy and improve the processes of government.

The Assault On Science -- And What You Can Do About It

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

The measure of a civilized society should not just be how well it treats its least fortunate, but also how it treats a future it probably won't live to see. Expect neither form of civilization in the near future.

Green Chemistry Is The Path To Chemical Safety

Tess Carter | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science
Tess Carter

While the EPA has supported many important projects, green chemistry is multi-disciplinary and can support cross-agency efforts from the EPA to the Department of Energy to the US Department of Agriculture.

Your Last Chance to Ask Candidates a Science Question

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.04.2017 | Science
Matthew Chapman

Nothing impacts modern life more than science and yet the candidates are rarely asked questions about it and almost never mention it in speeches. This is a neglect of almost insane proportions. Even children know this.

The Strange Silence of Your Presidential Candidates (and What You Can Do About It)

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Science will, in fact, determine our entire future. Do science and technology therefore deserve a presidential debate all to themselves?

Putting Science at the Heart of European Policy

Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer | Posted 11.13.2016 | Science
Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer

When Mr Juncker announced that he was doing away with the role Chief Scientific Advisor, it seemed inconceivable to me that he would not replace the post with a new mechanism, and I said that I looked forward to seeing how he proposed to keep science at the centre of policy.

Africa's Future Depends on STEM Education

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 02.28.2015 | Technology
Mariéme Jamme

The African continent hasn't got a robust strategic plan on STEM policies, or even a clear road map or framework of implementing them effectively. It is not even clear if some national leaders understand their importance or meanings.

Europe Must Keep Science at the Heart of Policy Making

Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer | Posted 01.31.2015 | Science
Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer

For the European Commission to ignore science in its policymaking would be nothing short of catastrophic, as many have said. However, at this stage, I would like to remain cautiously optimistic.

Got Science? Top 5 Science 'Fails'

Seth Shulman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science
Seth Shulman

On too many occasions, politics and vested interests have trumped the solid scientific evidence we need to help make decisions at the state and federal level. Here, from the Got Science desk, is a roundup of the month's top five reasons it's high time to stand up for science.

Antibiotic Research and Development in the Age of Superbugs (Part 2)

Tim Fothergill, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Fothergill, Ph.D.

Certainly more weapons in the form of antibiotics will be needed. At the same time, perhaps greater efforts should be made in diplomacy by taking advantage of our knowledge of the human microbiome, that has evolved to have as much interest in our continued survival as we do.

Antibiotic Research and Development in the Age of Superbugs (Part 1)

Tim Fothergill, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Fothergill, Ph.D.

The scale of what we stumbled into has since become increasingly apparent. Bacteria have been engaged in a microscopic chemical war for a lot longer than we have been walking the Earth.

PSST! 20 Best Tips For Making Sense Of Scientific Research

natureheader | William J. Sutherland, David Spiegelhalter & Mark Burgman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Calls for the closer integration of science in political decision-making have been commonplace for decades. However, there are serious problems in the...

What Henry Ford Can Teach Us About Nanotechnology

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

By miniaturizing matter, science fact will look like science fiction. Very soon we will create human tissue, make super-fast computers, and invent new cures building them atom-by-atom.

The Scientific Star Chamber?

Nicholas Warner | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Warner

A politician who proposes politicizing a jury would rightly be pilloried by the court of public opinion and should never hold political office again. And yet the chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith, has been proposing to do this to scientists.

Surprising Reason Smart Women Are Shunning STEM Careers

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 03/21/2013 07:35 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Having skills suited for a variety of caree...

THIS Could Send Astronauts To Other Planets

Posted 01.27.2013 | Science

By: Francie Diep, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 01/25/2013 04:37 PM EST on TechNewsDaily A new online petition seeks to send people into sp...

Science From Hell

Seth Shostak | Posted 12.08.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

It's enough to make you alternately laugh and cry. But this daffy performance speaks to a problem even larger than Broun's dreadful ignorance. Why is this gentleman in Congress at all?

Not the Most Important Presidential Debate!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Matthew Chapman

In a recent poll almost 85% of likely voters said they wanted the candidates to hold a debate on science. Why? Because, more than anything else, our kids' future health and happiness depend on it. And yet, in spite of the many critical issues involved, I'm willing to bet little in the debates will touch on it.

The Role of Science and Politics in Public Policy Decision Making

William Pierce | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
William Pierce

Should science triumph all other considerations? Or should it be one of the factors considered when making decisions?

'Disturbing' Warning Physicists Have For U.S. Science

Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/06/2012 09:56 AM EDT on LiveScience ATLANTA — The United States is at risk of ced...

Asia Challenges U.S. Innovation Leadership, New Report Shows

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Teryn Norris

A major report released last week by the National Science Board concludes that U.S. global leadership in science and technology is declining as foreig...

Democracy and Global Warming

Jennifer Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jennifer Schneider

On Saturday, 100 citizens from various ethnic, socioeconomic and political backgrounds are scheduled to gather at the School of Mines. They will be voting on climate resolutions throughout the day.

The Best Political Endorsement of 2008

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Sargus Klein

As an admitted Obama supporter, I still find it disheartening that editorial boards seem to reflect the politics they cover: vague boilerplate.