The Government Shutdown Has Created a Science Ghost Town at NIH

With days of the shutdown dragging on, projects and services across almost all government agencies are, you know, stalled. And the situation at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD is unstable, according to a report in Nature. Hundreds of experiments with animals and cell lines are in jeopardy because… » 10/12/13 4:51pm 10/12/13 4:51pm

The FDA Isn't Inspecting Food During The Government Shutdown

E-coli outbreaks crop up every now and then. Some are more widespread then others, but if they're related to food and especially if that food may have crossed state lines, the FDA starts tracing to find the source. If foodborne bacteria cause an outbreak in the U.S. today, though, the FDA won't do anything. Because… » 10/06/13 9:30am 10/06/13 9:30am

11 Tech and Science Programs Being Killed by the Government Shutdown

Unless you've been horrifyingly oblivious to absolutely everything happening around you, you know that the government has been in a state of shutdown since Monday. Other than the confirmation that, yes, congress is just as inept and impotent as we all thought, you probably haven't noticed much of a change in your… » 10/05/13 9:00am 10/05/13 9:00am