December 12, 2019

On December 18, 2018, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a new piece of controversial legislation, S.3773, or the Primate Protection and Research Modernization Act of 2018. Briefly, this law introduces new measures to prevent unethical and unnecessary researc...

December 12, 2019

Early in September 2018, the House of Representatives began to debate a new bill, H.R. 4606, or the Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act. This bill opens up a marketplace for small scale LNG export by allowing applications to the Department of Energy for s...

March 29, 2018

From withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, proposing budget cuts to the NIH, and delaying nominations of key science advisors on the administration, it is not surprising that scientists and President Trump are not on the best terms. A number of top science posi...

January 31, 2018

The United States House of Representatives recently passed a bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks except in cases of rape, or incest, or threat to the life of the mother- supposedly to prevent abortions of fetuses that are capable of feeling pain. There’s a major iss...

The FCC voted to repeal the Obama era regulations ensuring that internet service providers (ISPs) could not alter the connection speeds of certain apps and websites. A narrow 3-2 vote along  partisan margins removed assurances that ISPs would not interfere with the int...

Grad school is a weird limbo between real school and a real job: you get grades, sometimes you go to class, but you also spend most of your time working in a lab for which you are paid a stipend.  This stipend ranges from $25,000-$39,000 per year, mostly depending on t...

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