Rita Colwell and Nina Fedoroff are among this week's winners of the National Science Foundation’s 2006 National Medals of Science and Technology.
 
Fedoroff also this week was named science and technology adviser to US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
 
Colwell, a former NSF director, and Fedoroff will receive their awards at a White House celebration on July 27.
 

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.