Friday, April 15, 2011

Lovely Weather, Rainy Day Reading

Comic credit: PhD Comics
The weather has been lovely this week in Washington, DC. As usual, as soon as we don't need to be at our desks (read: Saturday), the forecast turns gloomy. But, it means we'll have plenty of time to read up on stuff we missed this week. Here are five things we haven't missed (and don't think you should either):
  1. Last week's budget deal made its way through Congress this week, and now awaits President Obama's signature. Read these Science stories for more on how the deal affects research funding overall, as well as the NIH and NSF in particular.
  2. The royal wedding is just two weeks away, and Cell has an amusing, scientific perspective on the union of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (If you don't have a subscription, there's a summary here.)
  3. Looking for a job in public service? This book tells you how you can get paid to change the world.
  4. You've heard of the bubble and the housing bubble, but is there a higher education bubble? If so, is it about to burst?
  5. Ed Yong explains how breast cells may be able to revert to stem cells. What would that mean for the future of stem cell research?
Finally, if you like Earth Day activities, get a head start this year and submit a photo or video to the Consumer Electronics Association's contest to show what you'll be celebrating. Submissions are due April 17th, so be sure to get yours in soon!

Happy reading and we'll see you next week!

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