This week in science news

Science policy, advocacy, and breakthrough news


#sciencepolicy #sciencefunding

Via @NatureNews:

“Institutions should take a unified look at protections for research on human subjects” http://bit.ly/12DexXP

Microsoft’s Paul Allen donates $100m to establish new @Allen_Institute for Cell Science http://bit.ly/1yKNvdx

NIH ends longitudinal children’s study http://bit.ly/1yHq6pA

Via @ScienceInsider:

Congress moves to protect Pentagon’s basic research spending at universities http://bit.ly/1yFDrT4

NSF’s 2015 budget: A small increase and a big pat on the back http://bit.ly/1zvtpUS

Within NIH’s flat 2015 budget, a few favorites http://bit.ly/1zg5DLm

Via @thehill

A taxpayer-funded family feud http://bit.ly/12DgiEu

Emergency Ebola funding will safeguard global health and security http://bit.ly/1ulqurz


#scienceadvocacy #scienceoutreach

“SciGirls” TV series encourages girls to succeed in STEM http://1.usa.gov/1wWSUyY (NSF)

Statement by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on FY15 Cromnibus Spending Bill http://bit.ly/1AskPEv (Research!America)

Podcast: ‘Science, Technology and Democracy: Dissecting the Anatomies of Controversy’ by Prof. Steve Rayner http://bit.ly/1zgbTD5 (Guardian Science)


#STEMeducation #scienceliteracy

@NSF and @whitehouseostp partner to improve access to K-12 computer science education http://1.usa.gov/1G9LZSs #CSEdWeek (NSF)

Expected stay rates of US and foreign doctoral graduates diverge as time since graduation increases http://1.usa.gov/1so9sco (NSF)

Results of report “Opinion on evolution in Latin America” http://bit.ly/1wvnQGR (NCSE)

Standing Up For Skepticism http://bit.ly/12WMX7B(NCSE)


#CoolScience

Stretchy artificial skin can sense heat, humidity, pressure http://bit.ly/1yOHufT (Popular Science) Orig. article: http://bit.ly/1yVlMH8 (Nature Communications)

‘Big bang’ of bird evolution mapped by international research team http://1.usa.gov/1wo9qFj (NSF)

‘Scientists have dealt a blow to the theory that most water on Earth came from comets’ http://bbc.in/1IBHS5W (BBC News)

Blood grown from stem cells could transform transfusions http://bit.ly/1sgHkOa (Guardian Technology)@guardiantech

Robots to assist people with disabilities http://1.usa.gov/1uaNzhw (NIH)

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