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The Budget Blueprint: A Physicist's Perspective

This blog focuses on my take on current events as a young condensed matter physicist. Welcome!

Last Thursday, the Trump administration put out their budget blueprint… 2,414 more words


Great achievements in public funding

This past couple of weeks have worn us health policy people down to sad little nubs. In this climate, where cruel and wildly irrational plans are proposed then taken for serious, scored and picked apart by award winning economists…Well it’s no impossible task to pull some data together showing in fact old people do deserve food and disabled children deserve health care. 810 more words

Public Health

From shadow, into the sun

Anna: As a researcher, one could complain about a number of things. Grant season in is full flight and there are more and more applications for less and less funding… 322 more words


The future did not seem to work!

When I started my career in chemistry as an undergraduate, chemists were an optimistic bunch, and everyone supported this view. Eventually, so it was felt, chemists would provide a substance to do just about anything people wanted, provided the laws of physics and chemistry permitted it. 961 more words

Science Policy Around the Web - February 21, 2017

By: Rachel Smallwood, PhD


Should We Treat Obesity Like a Contagious Disease?

Researchers are modeling obesity from a public health perspective as a contagious disease. 859 more words


"Politics?! I Thought This Was About Science!"

“Politics?! I thought this was about science!”

This is a common trope that is often leveled against scientists and skeptics that challenge pseudoscience or political policies being pushed by anti-science politicians. 1,257 more words



On the day of President Trump’s inauguration, we thought it would be good to highlight some of the key issues from the last week that could impact the future of science and research in the US over the course of the next administration. 446 more words

Politics & Government