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New science advisor looks ahead to shaping Biden schedule

SummaryAs President Joe Biden’s newly installed science adviser, Eric Lander will help shape the new administration’s expansive vision for science. But he will also face divisive issues leftover from the previous administration, including tougher enforcement of U.S. government requirements that scientists disclose foreign sources of funding. The government can do better than the current confusing…

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Biden’s New Science Adviser Talks COVID, Spying and More

Expectations are high for geneticist Eric Lander, who was sworn in on 2 June after a months-long confirmation process, as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In a first for any US president, Joe Biden elevated the position of OSTP director to his cabinet, potentially granting Lander more access and influence…

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Science Shouldn’t Come at the Expense of Black Lives

Star Trek portrayed a vision of the future that was more equitable and just than the world we live in—but the way it articulated space as a “final frontier” recalls a legacy of violent frontier exploration and colonialism in the name of displacement and resource extraction. Quilombolas from the ethnic territory of Alcântara, are all…

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Science, Solar Arrays Launch on NASA’s SpaceX Cargo Mission

The latest SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 1:29 p.m. EDT Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, bearing more than 7,300 pounds of science experiments, new solar arrays, and other cargo.

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Science studies likely to be erroneous are most widely read, study says

Studies that can’t be verified and may be untrue are much more likely to be cited in the media because they tend to be more interesting, researchers report. They looked at studies in top psychology, economic and nature/science journals and found that only 39% of 100 psychology papers were successfully replicated. The replication rates were…

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This data science bootcamp is Available for 97% Away

Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. The Dynamic Data Scientist Bundle is on sale. Image: pexels By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2021-05-23 04:00:00 UTC TL;DR: The Dynamic Data Scientist Bundle is on sale for £21.21 as of May 23, saving…


No, Science Clearly Shows That COVID-19 Wasn’t Leaked From A Wuhan Lab

A new conspiracy theory, promoted by Sen. Rand Paul, vilifies Dr. Fauci and attempts to tie him to … [+] the notion that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in and leaked from the Wuhan Institute for Virology. The scientific evidence says otherwise on all counts. Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images Starting in late 2019, a novel…

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Interview: ONS data science chief Tom Smith on government data capability

The managing director of the Office of National Statistics’ Data Science Campus, Tom Smith, describes the organisation’s data capability building activities for and across government By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 05 May 2021 12:40 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) now has a higher profile than ever before because of its data dissemination…