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What are Paul Ryan’s views on science and the government?

Want to know Rep. Paul Ryan’s views on science and government? According to ScienceInsider, an online news site of breaking news and analysis from the world of science policy, Ryan has “expressed strong support of government funding of basic science, but critics argue that a 10-year roadmap he authored — if enacted — would substantially […]

Science Needs Champions

Check out this thought-provoking op-ed titled Science Needs Champions by APS Member Kevin Pitts, a physics professor at the University of Illinois. Citing the recent announcement of the Higgs Boson, the piece points out how the discovery is a “symptom of the weakening scientific research effort in the United States.” To overcome the problem, Pitts […]

Science Funding and the Ideological Divide

By Michael S. Lubell Special to Roll Call There was a time, and it really wasn’t so long ago, that despite their differences, Democrats and Republicans could reliably agree on two policy judgments: Science plays a central role in building the nation’s future, and federal science support is required to achieve many key national goals. […]

APS Applauds President Obama’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

APS commends President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget, which prioritizes scientific research, spurs innovation and keeps the nation on a path toward economic prosperity. APS is pleased that the President’s budget reflects the priorities of key scientific agencies that are crucial to our nation’s future competitiveness — the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the […]

President Obama Announces STEM-Ed Initiative During White House Science Fair

President Obama yesterday hosted the second annual White House Science Fair, commending young inventors for their projects and announcing that he would budget $100 million in Fiscal Year 2013 to boost STEM-education. Read more in the New York Times: In related news, APS applauded a report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & […]

Roll Call Column: Smart, Not Fat, Cats Fuel Economic Growth

By Michael S. Lubell   While Members of Congress and presidential candidates have been busy beating each other up over whether millionaires are job creators or job destroyers, they have lost sight of who really spurs America’s economic growth. It’s not the fat cats on Wall Street. It’s the smart cats in the research laboratories. […]

APS Commends President Obama for Robust Support of Research and Innovation

In his State of the Union Address last night, President Obama rightly stated that investment in research and innovation has yielded huge dividends for the nation. “Support the same kind of research and innovation that led to the computer chip and the Internet, to new American jobs and new American industries,” he urged Congress. Read […]

Contrary to popular belief, peer review isn’t free

An issue related to open access was clarified today in a New York Times letter-to-the-editor by two American Physical Society executives who explained that the peer review process isn’t free. Read the letter.

What’s going on with climate science?

 By Michael S. Lubell Despite aggressive requests from the Obama Administration and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the House in the most recent appropriations debate made significant efforts to reduce funding for climate-related science. The Senate prevailed in the subsequent negotiations, and nearly all Office of Science programs received modest funding increases. Read more:

APS Members weigh in on science and the supercommittee

As the congressional supercommittee strives to reach its goal of slashing at least $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit, it should maintain robust federal support of scientific research, which has given our nation amazing technologies. The laser, MRI, iPad and the Internet are just a few examples of the many innovations that began years ago […]

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