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HOTY2017

Former Advisor in Obama White House is on a Mission to Build a Brighter Future for STEM

Dr. Knatokie Ford is working with storytellers to bring diversity and authenticity to portrayals of people in science and tech.
Samantha Cole
12.22.17
BOTUS
BOTUS

Mike Pence’s Instagram-Famous Bunny Has Tragically Overgrown Nails

The Pence family is neglecting their pet rabbit.
Sarah Emerson
11.22.17
OSTP FOIA
OSTP FOIA

Here Are Draft Materials From the White House’s Technology Summit

FOIA documents obtained by Motherboard show a draft invitation list and event schedule.
Sarah Emerson
8.10.17
You're Fired
You're Fired

Could Anybody Be Worse Than James Comey On Encryption? We're About to Find Out

A look back at former FBI Director James Comey’s years-long battle against privacy.
Jason Koebler
5.9.17
nobody's home
nobody's home

These Are the Science and Technology Policy Jobs Trump Still Hasn't Filled

President Trump hasn't hired for any position with the word "climate" in its title.
Sarah Emerson
4.19.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Science of Sean Spicer’s Compulsive Gum Swallowing Habit

We wanted a second opinion about Spicer's gum consumption habit (he said he chews and swallows more than two packs a day), so we talked to a doctor about it.
Madison Margolin
1.23.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The New White House Website Launched with No Mention of Healthcare

The top six issues on the site include energy and jobs, but no health coverage.
Ankita Rao
1.20.17
nasa
nasa

The White House Plan to Defend Against Killer Asteroids Is Here

In one of its final acts, the Obama Administration released a report outlining how federal agencies should prepare for an 'Armageddon'-sized impact.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.5.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The Only Time Ivanka Trump Addressed Climate Change Was In a Tweet

Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, is vying for the position of "climate czar," according to Politico.
Sarah Emerson
12.6.16
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white house

Obama’s Science Advisors Are Worried About Future CRISPR Terrorism

The emergence of new forms of bioterrorism.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.21.16
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Why It Matters That Trump's Attorney General Pick Is a Climate Change Skeptic

Congressman Jeff Sessions has already raised alarm bells for comments on race, but his new role also puts him in charge of prosecuting federal environmental crimes.
Grennan Milliken
11.18.16
News
News

The White House Wants To End Racism In Artificial Intelligence

Can education fix AI’s fairness problem?
Jordan Pearson
10.12.16