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Boost Proposed for Science Education

House subcommittee approves appropriations increases for the National Science Foundation and other agencies, shifting emphasis to education from research.

Science Knows No Borders. But Funders Do.

House panel tackles obstacles to scholarly collaboration in light of important role research can play in international relations -- and AAAS announces new center devoted to science diplomacy.

Crusade Against a Crusader

P.Z. Myers -- defender of evolution -- stages "great desecration," leading to demands for his firing. U. of Minnesota at Morris refuses to do so, but cuts link to his Web site.

Keys to Hiring Women in Science

New research examines relationship between specific practices by search committee and odds of female finalists or hires.

Satisfied Academics

Study that anticipated professors' satisfaction levels might sink to those of industry scientists gets surprising result: Academe is seen as a good place to work.

'Physics for Future Presidents'

Looking for a gift for Barack Obama or John McCain? Richard A. Muller's new book might help them (and the rest of us if they read it). Muller, a physics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, has written Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines (Norton). Muller also teaches a course with the same name.

Push to Protect Researchers From Attacks

California lawmakers move to enact new protections for scientists facing harassment and worse from animal rights extremists.

Who Produces Black Ph.D.'s?

Black students have their choice of college in a way that was not nearly as true decades ago, a fact borne out by the numbers: In 2006, one in five African American bachelor's degree recipients earned their diplomas from historically black colleges and universities, compared to well over a third in 1977.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom on STEM Supply

President’s advisory panel on science and technology hears suggestion that there is no shortage, just an expected cycle.

More Scrutiny on Conflicts of Interest

Senator releases documents suggesting that Emory professor failed to report more than $1.2 million in payments from drug companies -- violating U.S. and university rules.

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