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Marc Kuchner | Nature | Dec 26, 2012
#4 Science Debate 2012
Le Scienze | Nov 16, 2012
IVF, OGM, energy policy, homeland security and more. A group of journalists, bloggers, researchers and citizens are calling for candidates in the primaries to declare their firm position on six central questions of politics and science
Kenneth Change | New York Times | Nov 13, 2012
David Baltimore, a biology professor and former president of the California Institute of Technology — and another Nobel laureate who signed the Obama endorsement — said he hoped that the president in his second term would “have the political space to take on climate change.”
David Brin | Tomorrow Happens | Nov 09, 2012
Science, the central enemy of Culture War, stood up for itself in several ways during the election.
Laura Helmuth | Slate | Nov 08, 2012
Your House of Representatives now has twice as many physicists.
David Malakoff | Science | Nov 07, 2012
Ten current members of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology have been defeated in this year's elections or are retiring.
Peter Aldhous | New Scientist | Nov 07, 2012
As the dust settles on bitterly contested US elections, can the nation's political leaders now move past the gridlock that has plagued the government since the Congressional elections of 2010?
Alden Meyer | Union of Concerned Scientists | Nov 07, 2012
Now comes the hard part: how to move forward in a polarized political environment where the two major parties don’t agree on the overall role of government, on most policies, and all too often, not even on the facts.
The Editors | Popular Science | Nov 07, 2012
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
Peter Aldhous | New Scientist | Nov 07, 2012
US VOTERS have delivered their verdict, handing Barack Obama four more years as president. But how will history judge his performance on climate change – which barely got a look-in during the campaign, but may later come to be seen as the defining issue of our era?
Chris Mooney | ChrisMooney.com | Nov 05, 2012
There are only so many things you can do, prior to an election, to make a difference. My cardinal contribution, I think, was captured right here.
Election Guide: Obama And Romney Say Little About Water Issues, But Important Decisions Await Voters
Brett Walton | ThinkProgress | Nov 05, 2012
The two candidates responded to questions about water, food, energy, climate change, and 10 other science-based categories posed by the nonprofit organization ScienceDebate.org.
Karen Kaplan | Los Angeles Times | Nov 05, 2012
With the economy struggling and tensions flaring in the Middle East, discussion of science policy has taken a back seat in the presidential campaign. But a group of voters concerned about the state of American science has solicited the opinions of both candidates on a variety of issues related to research, technology, energy and the environment.
Razi Safi | Washington University Political Review | Nov 04, 2012
Both President Obama and Governor Romney answered questions provided by sciencedebate.org. The debate provided a platform for both campaigns to raise arguments related to science that are rarely hit on in campaigns. Again, we fact check the candidates’ promises.
Vikram Singh | Golden Gate Xpress | Nov 04, 2012
Hurricane Sandy reminds us that global warming is not a topic to be swept under the rug. A televised science debate would force national discourse on topics like climate change and clean energy.
Chris Mooney | Mother Jones | Nov 03, 2012
Climate Desk Live and ScienceDebate.org present the seemingly impossible: A Democrat and Republican having an actual conversation about climate.
Meredith Salisbury | Techonomy | Nov 02, 2012
Where do the candidates stand on another matter critical to innovation in our country and the future of healthcare: life sciences?
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