This Week in Science Policy: April 4.1 Edition

European Space Agency: Antarctica Loses Grip According to the European Space Agency (ESA), Antarctica's underwater land mass has decreased by 1,463 km, roughly the size of Greater London. The ice mass loss has been measured by the ESA's CubeSAT, an orbital satellite that measures that ice sheet elevation. What's disconcerting about this ice loss is that …

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President Trump’s 2018-2019 Presidential Budget Request: Focus on Science Policy

So begins the kickoff of another round of budget requests through the federal government. President Trump has submitted his Presidential Budget Request (PBR) to Congress for analysis, and hearings, to set a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. A PBR is a useful tool that allows everyone to view legislative, and budgetary, insights into the …

The U.S. National Laboratory System

At the conclusion of World War II, the nation's scientific enterprise was vital in bringing about the Atomic Age. Countless new technologies like Radar, Nuclear Power, Advanced Medicine, and other technologies, have helped the U.S. in winning the war. However, with these successes, the key question became what would become of the federal laboratories, whose …