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”

Microsoft’s Paul Allen donates $100m to establish new @Allen_Institute for Cell Science

NIH ends longitudinal children’s study

Via @ScienceInsider:

Congress moves to protect Pentagon’s basic research spending at universities

NSF’s 2015 budget: A small increase and a big pat on the back

Within NIH’s flat 2015 budget, a few favorites

Via @thehill

A taxpayer-funded family feud

Emergency Ebola funding will safeguard global health and security

#scienceadvocacy #scienceoutreach

“SciGirls” TV series encourages girls to succeed in STEM (NSF)

Statement by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on FY15 Cromnibus Spending Bill (Research!America)

Podcast: ‘Science, Technology and Democracy: Dissecting the Anatomies of Controversy’ by Prof. Steve Rayner (Guardian Science)

#STEMeducation #scienceliteracy

@NSF and @whitehouseostp partner to improve access to K-12 computer science education #CSEdWeek (NSF)

Expected stay rates of US and foreign doctoral graduates diverge as time since graduation increases (NSF)

Results of report “Opinion on evolution in Latin America” (NCSE)

Standing Up For Skepticism


Stretchy artificial skin can sense heat, humidity, pressure (Popular Science) Orig. article: (Nature Communications)

‘Big bang’ of bird evolution mapped by international research team (NSF)

‘Scientists have dealt a blow to the theory that most water on Earth came from comets’ (BBC News)

Blood grown from stem cells could transform transfusions (Guardian Technology)@guardiantech

Robots to assist people with disabilities (NIH)

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