Scientific Research

Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

Jan 25, 2017

The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch

Trump bans EPA employees from providing updates on social media or to reporters, bars awarding new contracts or grants

Jan 24, 2017

Trump bans EPA employees from providing updates on social media or to reporters, bars awarding new contracts or grants

Dairy official says he hasn't seen human trafficking lawsuit

Jan 6, 2017

A manager with an Idaho dairy named in a federal human trafficking lawsuit says the company hasn't been notified of any legal action so he can't comment

Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sep 24, 2016

The University of Connecticut has opened up 28,000-square feet of new laboratory space, which it is leasing to startup companies in the bioscience field

GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study

Sep 15, 2016

House Republicans are calling for an independent review of allegations the National Football League sought to improperly influence a government study into the link between football and brain disease

Justice Dept. announces code of conduct for forensic labs

Sep 13, 2016

The Justice Department is developing a new code of professional responsibility for its forensic science laboratories

Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

Sep 12, 2016

A new study details how the sugar industry worked to downplay emerging science linking sugar and heart disease

NASA nears the end of its splashdown tests for Mars craft

Aug 25, 2016

NASA has simulated a splashdown of its Orion spacecraft as it prepares to eventually send humans to Mars

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