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President Obama announces exceptional science, mathematics and engineering mentors

Today, President Obama named 14 individuals and one organization as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM recognizes outstanding efforts of mentors in encouraging the next generation of innovators and developing a science and engineering workforce that reflects the diverse talent of America. Read Full Article Here…

Justices to hear arguments over EPA mercury limits

The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge by industry groups and Republican-led states that want to roll back Obama administration environmental rules aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in in science, technology, engineering and math. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Cigar Limits and Other Cuban Travel Tips

By Brian Clark Howard A friend of mine made the infographic below for Cheapflights.com. I thought the team did a nice job putting together what American travelers need to know to visit the Caribbean country, since President Obama lifted many restrictions last December. There are strict limits on how much liquor and cigars Americans Read…

NASA Online/Transparency Ratings? Pretty Good

By Keith Cowing Grading Government Transparency: Scientists’ Freedom to Speak (and Tweet) at Federal Agencies (2015), Union of Concerned Scientists “In 2013, more than two years after the Obama administration had issued a directive ordering reform of federal scientific integrity policies – including those governing media access – we published the first version Read Full…

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