Scientists provide key input to government agencies on issues such as improving oil spill prevention and response after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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Can federal agencies stack advisory panels with friendly members? Some have tried, but a scientist who has advised many administrations says they will produce bad policies that lack broad support.
Now’s the time to think about what we’re getting into with neurotechnologies.
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How will neurotech evolve? An NAS workshop this week focuses on social and ethical opportunities and challenges we face both now and down the road.
Bullying leads to both short-term and long-term adverse consequences.
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Children who are bullied are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. They are also more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide.
There have been some serious fallouts from standardized testing.
Art teachers have been evaluated on English test scores. There seems to be no limit to how test data are being used to punish students, teachers and schools.