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Obama to undo Bush anti-science policies

From the BBC: US President-elect Barack Obama will seek to reverse Bush administration policies when he enters office on 20 January, his transition chief has said. John Podesta said executive orders by President George W Bush on issues such as stem cell research and oil drilling were at odds with Mr Obama’s views. Plans to…

Obama’s malaria plan

Obama announced last week plans to end deaths from malaria by 2015. I have an analysis of his plan here at Aetiology.

Linux.com on the candidates

Linux Dot Com has a piece comparing Obama and McCain. Here. This will be important to anyone with an interest in Open Source technology, the intertubes, all that stuff.

If you live in the Boston area: Symposium: Science and the Presidential Election September 30, 2008 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School Confirmed Speakers:

Election Coverage in Nature

Umm … Seriously, the latest issue of Nature has a special section on the US presidential election, including another Q&A with the candidates: Barack Obama accepted Nature’s invitation to answer 18 science-related questions in writing; John McCain’s campaign declined. Obama’s answers to many of the questions are printed here; answers to additional questions (on topics…

Governmental funding of science is fundamentally important to our economic future. First let’s look at funding for the National Institutes of Health, the main source of money for biomedical research in the US: Joseph j7uy5 @ Corpus Callosum points out: I can’t help but notice that the funding leveled off the same year that the…

ScienceDebate at a glance, Part I

If you’re like me, your eyes might have glazed over just a bit at the fields of red and blue text generated by ScienceDebate 2008. Obviously these issues are important, but a quick cut-and-paste job into my word processor reveals that the two candidates have written over 12,000 words in response to the 14 questions!…

On August 30, Chris Mooney and I reported that Senator Barack Obama responded to ScienceDebate2008 and this morning we can announce Senator John McCain has as well. The Senator from Arizona provided a glimpse into what the McCain-Palin administration would look like. Read his first answer below and all fourteen on our website. A side-by-side…