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  • Stimulus: Signed

     
    Obama signs the stimulus bill after a ceremony in Denver that features a solar panel entrepreneur who says his business and industry will be revolutionized by the package. Obama presents it as a great leap into the future that will......
  • Sebelius: HHS secretary with a mission

     
    by Noam N. Levey President Barack Obama said today that he will nominate Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to head the Department of Health and Human Services, tapping a Washington outsider for the senior health post in his Cabinet as he......
  • Obama rescinding stem-cell research ban

     
    by Mark Silva One of former President George W. Bush's first big acts before the terrorism of 9/11 and the wars that followed - announced in a nationally televised address from his ranch in Texas - was his ban against......
  • Obama's FDA leader, food safety plans

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, announcing the appointments of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein as the Principal Deputy Commissioner today, also used his weekly Internet and radio...
  • Obama's Republican appointees:

     
    by Mark Silva For all the howling - Okay, there hasn't been that much howling, rather more ranting from the likes of television's Glenn Beck - about all the leftists filling up posts in the Obama White House, there really......
  • Science Is Starved By The Sequester

    "The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music." — Lewis Thomas The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a...
  • The Next Frontier: The Brain

    "So the last shall be first, and the first last." This quote from the King James Bible is my response to Scientific American's Top 10 stories of 2013. Their tenth-ranked story about the BRAIN initiative is my top story for the year. I refer to Brain...
  • The stem-cell decision: Obama's not Mr. Sensitivity

    As he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research Monday, President Barack Obama proclaimed that scientific decisions now will be made "on facts, not ideology." This sounds good, but what if there were other nonideological facts...
  • Lives, dreams on the line as Congress dithers over immigration

    Robert Sagastume is Honduran by birth, American by choice and legally stuck somewhere in between by politics. He is also the embodiment of the humanitarian problem at the heart of our border crisis. Now a 26-year-old Midwestern college student, he...
  • The economics of Ebola, or why there's no cure

    Of all the horrific features of Ebola disease--its deadliness, its virulence--perhaps the scariest is that there's no cure. This is not the same thing as saying it's incurable or untreatable. In fact, scientists are fairly confident they can develop...
  • Why are 600 brain scientists protesting a huge brain research study?

    You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....