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Bullet peer-review · Aug 29, 2022

Is Peer Review Risk Averse?

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and Washington State University have published the results from an experiment of grant peer reviewers’ evaluations that suggest proposal risk dominates project assessment.
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Bullet policy · Aug 15, 2022

Congress Passes Landmark Climate Bill

Both chambers of Congress have now passed a sweeping climate, healthcare, and tax reform bill that would inject roughly $369 billion into programs to combat climate change and boost clean energy production.
Bullet policy · Aug 15, 2022

Biden Signs “CHIPS and Science” Legislation into Law

President Biden has signed into law a bipartisan innovation bill—ultimately branded “the CHIPS and Science Act”—to significantly boost semiconductor manufacturing and scientific research in the United States.
Bullet policy · Aug 15, 2022

House Passes Wildfire, Drought Legislation

The House has passed the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, a package of 48 bills that would boost wildfire resilience and preparedness, increase salaries for wildland firefighters, and fund water conservation efforts to address the drought in Western states.