Tag Archives: Trump

The week in science and science policy 11/6/17-11/13/17

By | November 13, 2017

1. The GOP tax bill would significanlty increase taxes on Ph.D. students If you’re tied in at all to science/Ph.D. social media, this was big news last week. The GOP tax bill may end nontaxable tuition waivers for grad students, dramatically increasing the taxes that grad students would have to pay. The end of waivers… Read More »

The week in science and science policy 10/30/17-11/5/17

By | November 6, 2017

1. Sen. Rand Paul’s mission to change federal research proposal peer-review panels Senator Paul proposed a bill that would add two new members to peer-review panels for federal funding applications. One would be an expert in a field unrelated to the research who has not worked in academia for 10 years, while the other would… Read More »

The week in Science and Science Policy 10/22/17-10/29/17

By | October 30, 2017

1. Read this fantastic interview with sociologist/science philosopher Bruno Latour Latour is one of the premier contemporary thinkers examining how we do science and what “science” actually is. While he’s been accused of jeopardizing science and paving the way to science denial (especially in the realms of climate change), this does not make his research… Read More »

My picks in Science and Science Policy 7/2/17-7/9/17

By | July 10, 2017

1. Most Americans don’t know there’s a scientific consensus on global warming For someone who is a scientist and generally surrounded by other scientists and like minded individuals, the results discussed in this article are hard to believe. According to a new report, only 13% of American’s know that over 90% of climate scientists have… Read More »

The Week in Science and Science Policy May 8th-15th

By | May 15, 2017

The forces shaping biopharma in China While the United States has long led the world in biotech research and industry, China is catching up quickly. The Chinese government has identified biotechnology and synthetic biology as of crucial importance to defense, industry, and medicine, and drawn up detailed plans for the future of Chinese science. In… Read More »

My Picks in Science Policy April 16th-April 23rd

By | April 24, 2017

Of course, the big news this week was the Science March. With practically every news outlet hosting think-pieces and op-eds about the march, it seemed like other articles about science and science policy were pushed out of the public eye a bit. I’ll share a list of science march articles at the end, but for… Read More »

Trump’s fetishization of the Great Man Theory

By | March 7, 2017

Originally published on Medium It is an extremely attractive story, and one that we’ve seen before. A child is deathly ill, and when doctors are stymied a parent does everything they can to discover the cure. In fact, Hollywood has been quick to turn this tale into movies. In 1992, Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon starred… Read More »