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Word Watch

When I turn on the TV to election events, I’m sensitized to the term ‘Science’. Bill Clinton said ‘Science’ in his speech at the Democratic national convention, referring to an ‘assault on science’ by the Bush administration (hey! Cool! He said ‘Science’!). Obama said it, once, in his acceptance speech.  Read more

Voting on science

It’s been online a week—and many of you may have already seen it—but here’s a shout-out to check out Nature’s Election Special. The reporters here in the Washington, DC Nature offices dug deep to bring you the candidates’ views on science, ferreting out the advisors to each campaign and examining how our favorite agencies—such as the NIH—might fare under each candidate.  Read more