Science policy

End of a Golden Era

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After dream of doubled NIH budget, institutions awaken to lean budgets; grant renewal rejections stun many researchers.

Secrets Not Shared?

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U.S. investigates professor’s research activities, raising issues of academic freedom, xenophobia and foreign relations.

The Senate's Science Bill

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The Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee approved its spending bill for the 2007 fiscal year on Tuesday, which more money for basic science research as requested in President Bush’s American Competitiveness Initiative.

The subcommittee endorsed an 8 percent increase over the 2006 fiscal year for the National Science Foundation’s budget, which would bring the agency's total to $6 billion.

A Senate Go on Stem Cells

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Lawmakers pass bill to get around limits imposed by President Bush, but he vows a veto.

Securing the Labs

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Federal audit finds numerous lapses in the way universities deal with highly dangerous substances.

Scrutiny for Colleges on Earmarks

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A senator wants to know how colleges lobby for government money.

K Street and Colleges

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Academic researchers might not like earmarks in theory, but many universities spend to get them anyway.

Spend and You Shall Receive

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New NSF data show slight uptick in federal share of academic research budgets -- with most funds going to colleges with existing infrastructure.

Science: Lost in Space

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Three scientists who criticized NASA for moving funding away from research will no longer be offering their advice.

We Regret to Inform You...

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As NASA has moved money away from science, some researchers have lost money and young talent virtually overnight.

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