NIH Discovers Even More Dangerous Pathogens in Recent Lab Sweep

This past July, we reported that the National Institutes of Health found vials filled with smallpox in a Maryland lab. The potentially disastrous discovery prompted the agency to check on all its labs to make sure no other fatal diseases were lurking about. It turns out there were. » 9/07/14 12:00pm 9/07/14 12:00pm

How a Government Shutdown Would Affect Science and Technology

The clock is ticking as a full-fledged government shutdown looms on the horizon. House Republicans remain resolute in their mission to keep Obamacare from kicking in on October 1, the first day of the new fiscal year. The science and tech communities, meanwhile, are bracing for the worst—again. » 9/30/13 12:22pm 9/30/13 12:22pm

How the Sequester Will Affect Science and Technology

At midnight tonight, the federal government's budget sequester kicks in. That means—if congressional leaders and President Obama can't sort out their disagreements over the country's finances—$85 billion will be cut from the 2013 budgets for government programs. Space exploration, medical research, and technology… » 3/01/13 2:20pm 3/01/13 2:20pm

Laboratory Chimps Saved, Long Live the Chimps!

The National Institutes of Health has halted all new funding for studies using chimpanzees, humans' closest evolutionary relatives, as scientific models for humans. » 12/16/11 6:40pm 12/16/11 6:40pm