Science policy

A Vote for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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U.S. House passes bill to overturn ban on federal funding for promising, controversial studies -- but veto expected.

A Focus on the Physical Sciences

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President continues to push for increased spending for NSF and Energy Dept. research, shortchanging NIH, science advocates complain.

Stem Cell Silence

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The University of Minnesota resists playing in a cultural tug of war -- yet is squarely stuck in the middle.

Lawmakers Query Bush Budget for Science Education

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House hearing on president's 2008 plan renews concerns about shift of funds from National Science Foundation to Education Department.

Science Competitiveness, Bit by Bit

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House panel approves bill to bolster physical sciences research, after stripping provisions that bogged it down last year.

Pork Spending Drops Drastically

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Watchdog group says this year's dip in Congressional earmarks, a controversial funding source for research initiatives, was a fluke.

Promoting Competition in Ag Research

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Senators and scientists consider ways to shift more funds to peer review and away from formulas.

Stem Cell Policy Impedes Research, NIH Chief Says

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Key senator applauds Zerhouni's "courageous" statement criticizing White House's 2001 policy.

Bill on Science Teacher Ed Advances

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House committee sends scholarship legislation to the floor with few major changes.

Nurturing the Next Generation

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U.S. House panel debates what the National Science Foundation can do to support young researchers with risky ideas.

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