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CLIMATE SCIENCE

In Fear Of Firebugs

Amidst one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in the western U.S., climate change is making tree-killing pine beetles more vigorous, leading to drier forests and the potential for worse fires.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Science Progressing: June 15

This week’s science policy news brief covers advances in green technology, innovation in stem cells, genetic medicine, and microbiology, and uncertainty over patentability of ‘biomarkers’ used to track disease.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Timeline: A Brief History of Stem Cell Research

Here’s a reboot of our popular timeline of stem cell research and policy over the past 40 years. From early fetal tissue research to the first successful human treatments, this timeline documents the progress in stem cell science, and the policies that have impeded or promoted it.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Science Progressing: May 4

In this week’s science policy news: climate science and allergies, DOI releases new natural gas fracking rules, new data on polar ice melt, a new approach to cyber security, and thoughts about moving clean energy forward.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Science Progressing: April 27

In this week’s science and technology policy news: a cyber security bill passes the house while receiving a presidential veto threat, new polling indicates a big majority of Americans support clean energy, and another big oil spill gushed in the arctic.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Science Progressing: April 20

This week’s science policy news brief covers the continuing damage from the 2010 BP oil catastrophe, funding levels for federal science functions, and innovations on the horizon in pharmacology and biosensing.

ENERGY INNOVATION

An American Kodak Moment

A new report from Third Way compares the technological myopia that bankrupted Kodak for failing to anticipate the shift to digital photography and imaging, to the shortsightedness of U.S. clean energy innovation policy.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Science Progressing: April 6

This week’s science policy news brief covers new scientific integrity policies in the agencies, a bi-partisan letter to protect intellectual property, and a new bill to streamline small business access to federal services.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Science Progressing: March 16

This week’s science and technology news brief covers Americans waning optimism about American science, NIH funding levels, a global cyber security conference, and a new study on the likely impacts of the keystone XL pipeline.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Science Progressing: March 9

In this week’s science and technology policy news brief, federal agencies plan a simulated cyber attack on NYC, noted astrophysicist and innovation advocate Neil DeGrasse Tyson inspires senators during a Senate committee hearing, and the NIH debuts an online guide to genetic testing.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Science Progressing: March 2

In this week’s science policy news brief: the ARPA-E energy innovation summit, a global manhunt for simulated jewel thieves on twitter, NASA network hacking confirmed, and the 9th circuit court of appeals upholds constitutionality of California’s criminal genetic database law.

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