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Sam Stein

The Next Frontier In The War Over Science | Sam Stein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and the scientific community at large are expressing serious alarm at a House Republican bill that they argue w...

Sam Stein

American Science's Systemic Brain Drain: Researchers 'Sort Of Disappear' | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every three years, a diverse group of top scientists from around the world convenes at the International Conference of Gas Hydrates. The...

Sam Stein

Obama's Budget Proposal Fails To Calm The Science Community's Freak Out | Sam Stein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his budget released Tuesday, President Barack Obama proposed setting the funding for the National Institutes of Health at $30.2 billi...

Sam Stein

NIH Budget Leaves One Young Scientist 'Bitter And Cynical' Of A World He 'Wanted To Help' | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointment with the funding levels for biomedical research in the budget deal has trickled down to the community of young scientists...

Sam Stein

Advocates Search For Next Steps After Budget Falls Short On Medical Research | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointed with the level of funding devoted to biomedical research in the new omnibus spending bill, some lawmakers are already schem...

Sam Stein

The Budget Deal Came Out And The Scientific Research Community Isn't Thrilled | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The scientific research community was left disappointed after lawmakers on Monday night unveiled a new spending bill that only partially...

Sam Stein

Study: America Losing Its Global Dominance In Science | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States is losing its global dominance in the field of biomedical research, and sequestration is only partially to blame. ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Has Nearly 20 Percent of Scientists Contemplating Moving Overseas | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New data compiled by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups show that a large majority of scientists are receiving le...

Sam Stein

NIH Director On Sequestration: Lives Are On The Line | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. -- In his first-floor office in the main building of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the institu...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Levels A $4 Million Blow To Iconic Medical Research Institution | Sam Stein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With little evidence that Congress will be able to find a budget fix, officials at one of America's most iconic medical research centers...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Scientist To Euthanize Genetically Modified Rabbits | Sam Stein | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When The Huffington Post published an in-depth look at how budget cuts were affecting scientific research, we encouraged readers to offe...

Sam Stein

The Coming Dark Age For Science In America | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- On the first floor of Jordan Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is a 12-by-8 room that, at first glance, l...

President Obama Supports Scientific Integrity of Anthropology

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.06.2013 | Science
American Anthropological Association

In an era in which some members of Congress are attempting to undermine the peer-review process and academic freedom in research, it is heartening to have the support of the president on these important issues.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Promises To Protect Science Research From Partisan Politics | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama promised on Monday to ensure that scientific research is insulated from partisan politics, as government-funded p...

LOOK: Obama Hosts Students' Rockets, Robots At White House Science Fair

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.22.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON — It was an offer President Barack Obama couldn't refuse. "You're welcome to try this out if you like," the Oakland Park, Fla., high...

Where Do Obama, Romney Stand On Key Science Issues?

| Posted 09.16.2012 | Science

By David Malakoff A vague plague on both their houses. That's one message from a new comparison of the innovation and technology policies backe...

Obama And Romney Share Their Scientific Beliefs

Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: It took more than a month, but President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have both answered ...

Obama's Favorite Day As President?

Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama may have just had his favorite day as leader of the free world. At a White House science fair on Tuesday, during which Obama...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Makes 'Special Plea' To Press: Pay Attention To White House Science Fair Winners | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a "special plea" to the press on Tuesday to give coverage to the winners of the White House Science Fair. ...

Judge OKs Funding For Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit that had threatened to end the Obama administration's funding of embryonic stem cell research was thrown out Wednesday, a...

Dan Froomkin

New Obama Scientific Integrity Memo Is Late And Vague | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year and a half after President Obama promised to issue guidelines to assure scientific integrity in the federal government, th...

Dan Froomkin

Despite Obama's Lofty Words, Scientific Integrity Rules Are Lagging | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last March, President Obama promised he'd have a strategy for restoring scientific integrity to the federal government on hand by July 29. A full year...

The Imperative Need for America to Become an Innovation Nation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

John Kao’s Innovation Nation is both frightening and inspiring. Frightening because of the details it provides about the ways America is falling behind the rest of the world; inspiring because Kao imbues it with a sense of optimism and great possibility, reminding us of all the times -- including the response to Pearl Harbor and the launching of Sputnik -- America has rallied, marshalling its forces to innovate and meet great challenges. READ MORE When It Comes to Innovation, Is America Becoming a Third World Country? Once upon a time, the United States was the world's dominant innovator. But now, when it comes to our approach to innovation, we desperately need some innovation. Here are three good places to start. READ MORE

Five Reasons Americans Can Be Happy

Lynda Resnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynda Resnick

Nowadays, everything is reduced to sound bites of doom and gloom. I've decided to exercise my Constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness. Here's what is making me smile these days.

Science You Can Believe In

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

By investing and believing in innovation we will overcome our current economic woes and ensure our prosperity for decades to come.