Opinion: In the age of fake news, Congress is employing fewer and fewer technical experts. Higher education should try to fill the gap. The post Universities Must Help Educate Woefully Uninformed Lawmakers appeared first on WIRED.
A number of science-minded members of Congress are retiring after this term, and that means crucial initiatives could be in jeopardy. The post Congress Will Soon Lose These Crucial Science Advocates appeared first on WIRED.
That Zika funding bill isn't just contentious. It's also got a real transparency problem. The post No One Knows Who Is Blocking US Funding For Zika Treatment appeared first on WIRED.
Naloxone will undoubtedly save many people, preserving the lives of addicts who might have otherwise perished. But it may also result in an increase of overdoses, and addicts. The post To End the Opioid Epidemic, We Need Way More Than OD Treatments appeared first on WIRED.
The Senate just passed an energy bill that says biomass (or wood pellets) is a carbon neutral energy source. A lot of scientists aren't too happy about it. The post The Senate Says Burning Trees Is Carbon Neutral. Oh Really Now? appeared first on WIRED.
Republicans are currently holding up an emergency Zika funding that states need to control mosquito populations. The post Oh Good: Congress Can't Even Agree to Protect the US From Zika appeared first on WIRED.
Rep. Lamar Smith is threatening NOAA's administrator with contempt if she doesn't dump more documents onto the Hill.
The post Congress’ Chief Climate Denier Lamar Smith and NOAA Are at War appeared first on WIRED.