Science policy

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.

Bipartisan Backing for Science

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

Yes, the Sky Is Falling

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Political and financial support for American higher education is waning compared to global competitors, researcher argues.

The Disappearing Chinese Engineers

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

Competitiveness Initiative Advances

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

A Push for Public Health

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


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