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June 20th, 2017 - 10:42 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Major Threat To UW and Hutch By Trump

The Trump administration wants to make massive cuts in research while claiming to spend MORE money on science.   The TRUMP Government, led by The Secretary of HHS and the Director of the OMB, have previously proposed draconian cuts to the NIH budget.  Now we know the vehicle for the cuts .. an att[...]

June 13th, 2017 - 9:04 am § in Donald Trump, Science

Trump Picks Scientist as National Cancer Institute Director

In a pleasant surprise,  Trump has nominated Ned Sharpless, a physician in charge of the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to lead the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The nomination received praise from the cancer research community.[...]

June 11th, 2017 - 1:45 am § in America, Donald Trump, Science

NSF Ends Support For Environmental Biology Training Grants

WHILE FRANCE OFFERS US SCIENTISTS FUNDING IF THEY EMIGRATE, NSF CUTS PhD TRAINING PROGRAM Letter from the NSF: Dear Colleague: With this Dear Colleague Letter, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is notifying members of the research communities served by the Division of Integrative Organis[...]

June 1st, 2017 - 12:27 am § in America, Science

NASA to visit asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion!

  NASA scientists is directing a robotic mission to  the Psyche planetoid. Measuring 240km (149 miles) in diameter, the ore in Psyche is estimated to be worth $10,000 quadrillion,  Psyche is located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and is made almost entirely of iron and nickel[...]

May 23rd, 2017 - 7:23 am § in Science

TRUMP TARGETS NATIONAL HEALTH INSTITUTES AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

 Washington Post reports the Trump’s 2018 budget would decimate health research The National Cancer Institute: a $1 billion cut The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: a $575 million cut National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases : a  $838 million cut. The administration wou[...]

May 4th, 2017 - 12:34 am § in Science, The Ave Scene

IS REDMOND THE HOME OF HANS ZARKOV?

Cape Canaveral, FL – SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the U.S. government Monday morning and then successfully landed the booster for recycling. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from its NASA-leased pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company, owned by Elon Musk, s[...]

May 2nd, 2017 - 12:25 am § in Science

CHINA: Born in Orbit?

China Exclusive: Are human space babies conceivable? Tianzhou-1 experiment may give clue As astronauts continue to break records for time spent in space and manned Mars exploration is under discussion, scientists in China have begun a groundbreaking study to determine if humans can reproduce in spac[...]

April 23rd, 2017 - 8:28 am § in Donald Trump, Environment, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Politics, Religion, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Was The March for Science a Bad Idea? I

On Saturday, UW faculty took very different paths in the March for Science.  Some of us stood aside, concerned that the March might politicize science, others celebrated science by joining with the the crowd marching in the Seattle rain. Cliff Mass was among those who stayed away.  Cliff  is [...]

April 18th, 2017 - 12:37 am § in Misc., Science

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