Science advisor nominee faces tough questions from senate panel

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May 3, 2021

Editorial: Depoliticizing Science

By Bob Grant

Politicians should of course consider and respect the latest research findings in crafting policy, but elected officials should honor the scientific method by letting its practitioners hash out the details of the science.

Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel

By Jef Akst

Senators raise concerns about how Eric Lander of the Broad Institute has handled equality issues.

Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash

By Lisa Winter

Dyck was widely respected for working alongside indigenous groups as he studied polar bears on their ancestral lands.

ICYMI: No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found

By Abby Olena

The genomes of the children of people exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident appear to carry no trace of the incident.

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May 2021 Interactive Crossword

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

Can you guess the 6-letter word for "of bones and skeletons"?

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