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Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation

New from the National Academies Press: Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation:  Improving Indicators to Inform Policy Since the 1950s, under congressional mandate, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) – through its National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics … Continue reading

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Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy – New from NAP

From the National Academies Press: Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy encourages scientists to think differently about the use of scientific evidence in policy making. This report investigates why scientific evidence is important to policy making and argues that … Continue reading

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Lecture: The battle over climate change

Anthrax scares, nuisance lawsuits and political attacks and are all in a day’s work for some climate scientists. In his July 2012 feature story in Popular Science, journalist Tom Clynes investigated the people and organizations behind the harassment—and their influence … Continue reading

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Obesity ills that won’t budge fuel soda battle by Bloomberg

From the New York Times: A hospital offers Zumba and cooking classes. Farmers markets dole out $2 coupons for cantaloupe and broccoli. An adopt-a-bodega program nudges store owners to stock low-fat milk. And one apartment building even slowed down its … Continue reading

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