The Future of a Dinosaur

Wireless technology and search engines are just two technologies that might be meteors from which the standard science textbook never recovers.

Bipartisan Backing for Science

The House Science Committee wants NSF's footprint on science education to increase.

The Disappearing Chinese Engineers

Influential report on the U.S. science crisis changes its numbers.

Competitiveness Initiative Advances

House panel backs full spending on Bush effort to double federal support for basic research in physical sciences.


Mac-using professors have been frustrated by compatibility problems when applying online for federal funds.

The Missing Doctorates

Black Ph.D.'s in science and engineering are more likely than others to end up teaching in non-science fields, NSF study finds 

A Push for Public Health

Impending retirements at time of cascading crises prompt expansion in college programs in the field.

Suicide of a Chancellor

Denice Denton -- a leader among women in science, under fire as head of Santa Cruz -- killed after jump from high-rise building.

One House Down ...

The House passed funding for the American Competitiveness Initiative; now on to the Senate.

Excommunication Fears Overstated

Stem-cell researchers say Vatican statements aren't leading to religious purges or change in scientific agenda.


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