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Latest Politicization of science Stories

2008-01-31 07:05:58

In his final State of the Union address, President George W. Bush devoted several lines to science and technology topics. He called for research and funding to reduce oil dependency and reverse the growth of greenhouse gases. "To keep America competitive into the future, we must trust in the skill of our scientists and engineers and empower them to pursue the breakthroughs of tomorrow," Bush said. [Full Text] But several scientists around the country aren't buying what they see as...

2006-07-21 07:22:51

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fifteen percent of about 1,000 U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists say they have been wrongly asked to withhold or alter information or their conclusions in agency documents, according to a survey released on Thursday by an advocacy group. The liberal-leaning Union of Concerned Scientists said the results were further evidence of interference with science at federal agencies. But an FDA spokeswoman dismissed the findings, saying they...