Candidates with science backgrounds face challenges in their congressional races
Fewer than 20 candidates with STEM backgrounds are still in the race for congressional seats. After a bruising primary that kicked out a majority of the STEM candidates, those who remain still face several hurdles as the midterms draw closer, including well-funded opponents with large networks. Read more here.
Scientists warn of Brexit’s possible damaging effects on science
Amid talks of limiting immigration in Britain’s negotiations to exit the European Union, dozens of prominent scientists urged for the continuation of “the flow of people and ideas across borders” to support global scientific collaboration. These worries mirror those felt by American scientists, who have seen recent U.S. immigration policies dampen international collaboration in the States. Read more here.