News and Events: Continuing resolutions, global warming, and antibiotic resistance

Posted: March 17, 2013 in Ethics, Events, Funding, Policy, Science

“The danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria should be placed alongside pandemic influenza and terrorism on the UK government’s list of threats to national security, the country’s most senior medic has advised.”

“This has been a productive week in the world of Congressional Budgets and Appropriations. Congress is wrapping up work on a CR to keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year on September 30th and both House and Senate Budget Committees unveiled their FY14 budgets this week.”

American Institute of Physics FYI Bulletin “Hearing Discusses Impacts of Travel Restrictions on Federal Scientists.”

“Now, the most comprehensive “Reconstruction of Regional and Global Temperature for the Past 11,300 Years” ever done reveals just how stable the climate has been — and just how destabilizing manmade carbon pollution has been and will continue to be unless we dramatically reverse emissions trends.”

“This week, school leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, and leading educational thinkers gathered in New York City to share and cultivate innovative ideas about how technology can improve education. The gathering is being led by the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools—a national center created by Congress and launched at the White House in 2011 to advance technologies to transform teaching and learning.”

“How the academic politics of retraction and the pressure to publish may have an adverse effect on the quality of modern research.”


  1. Michael says:

    The senate CR has ~70 million back into the NIH from the sequester cuts. Not much, but something…hopefully the 2014 budget that is eventually agreed contains a better future for science. I for one am not optimistic.

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