Science Policy Around the Web – June 25th, 2019

Originally published at North Korea claimed to be free of HIV. But infections appear to be surging Since its first diagnosis 1981, HIV/AIDS (Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome) has infected more than 70 million individuals worldwide and resulted in 35 million deaths. HIV/AIDS is classified as a pandemic, with infected […]

Science Policy Around the Web – November 16, 2018

Originally Published at F.D.A. Seeks Restriction on Teens’ Access to Flavored E-Cigarettes and a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Stricter regulation on E-cigarettes by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been rumored since last week, when market leading E-cigarette company Juul Lab stopped accepting orders for some if it’s most popular flavored products. In an announcement on Thursday of […]

Science Policy Around the Web – October 30, 2018

Originally Published at What a massive database of retracted papers reveals about science publishing’s “death penalty” One of the biggest issues facing research is the high number of retractions of published papers. Almost a ten years ago, members of the scientific community began to realize that there the number of retractions was increasing. The […]

Science Policy Around the Web – October 19, 2018

Originally Published at Climate Change prompts a rethink of Everglades management The Florida Everglades is a large area of tropical wetlands that has received significant attention due to the degradation of its unique ecosystem by urban development. The Everglades were designated a World Heritage Sitein 1979 and Wetland Area of Global Importancein 1987, and in 2000 […]