Evidence-based Union? A new alliance for science advice in Europe

A new network is being launched today, to strengthen science advice and evidence-based policymaking across Europe Anne Glover, chief scientific adviser to the president of the European Commission, speaking recently at an EU technology summit. Photograph: OB-Pic 043/Flickr   David Cameron’s increasingly forlorn efforts to block Jean-Claude Junckercontinue to generate the heat in European politics, but…

E’ tutto a posto

(ANSA) – ROMA, 24 GIU – “Le cose sono andate avanti: al momento non c’è nessun problema”. Così il sottosegretario alla presidenza del Consiglio Graziano Delrio risponde alla Camera a chi gli domanda delle perplessità che sarebbero emerse dal Colle sulla riforma della P.A.. “Tutto a posto, tutto finito”, si limita a dire.

Women in Science award for Oxford physicist

Dr Sneha Malde of Oxford University’s Department of Physics has been awarded one of this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships. The Fellowships, launched in 2007, are annual awards that aim to highlight the need for greater female participation in science and provide practical help to outstanding female postdoctoral scientists to…

[Reblog]: Is There A Future For Particle Physics In America?

The United States of America hasn’t been interested in building big new physics collaborations, such as the Large Hadron Collider, in the last 20 years, since the Clinton administration canceled the Superconducting Super Collider. The James Webb Space Telescope overruns and President Obama canceling NASA’s Constellation program confirm why America has a crisis of confidence…