Science policy

Slapped by the Supremes

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Unanimous court ruling in Pentagon case means colleges must grant full access to military recruiters or lose funds.

Senate Ups the Ante

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Budget blueprint offers more money for Education Department and NIH than President Bush proposed.

Staying the Science Course

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Academics tell lawmakers that quality of undergraduate teaching is crucial to the pipeline.

Federal Inquiry on Women in Science

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Education Department plans review of whether colleges' treatment of female students and faculty members violates Title IX.

The Real Science Ethics Issues

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Experts say that the headline-grabbing scandals may distract attention from potentially more damaging, accepted practices.

Senatorial Peer Review

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Lawmakers tell NSF what it should and shouldn't fund -- and question some grants (without bothering to talk to the researchers involved).

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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Movement grows in Congress to use prizes to push scientists to focus on key topics.

Change in Climate for Stem Cells?

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Senators and scientists see improved prospects for legislation making more federal funds available for the research.

Science Bill Advances

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Senate committee clears bill to increase NSF support in selected areas, create new graduate fellowships and encourage "high risk" studies.

Marginal Forward Progress

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House actions favor colleges on some appropriations matters, but gains are small and are far from final.


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