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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

NSF's Investigations

Nature News reports on the US National Science Foundation's investigations of undisclosed foreign ties among researchers it funds.

A New NSF?

A new bill would reshape the US National Science Foundation to include a focus on technological development, according to Science.

Nature News reports on policy changes research funding agencies are making to deal with pandemic-related effects on research labs.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

The US Senate has unanimously passed a $2 trillion stimulus package to address the coronavirus, the New York Times reports.

The Trump Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 calls for an 8 percent cut to the US National Institutes of Health budget.

A new report finds that though the US has increased its activity in science and engineering, its global share of that activity has fallen in some areas, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Gaps in Pay

Nature Careers reports that male researchers at US federal agencies are paid more than their female counterparts, despite mechanisms to prevent wage disparities.

Tighter Ties

ScienceInsider reports the choice of Sethuraman Panchanathan as National Science Foundation director underscores the increasing ties between the agency and the White House.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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